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Hello and it is nice to meet you

Postby jwaid » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:55 am

I am Julie. I am very new to studying Buddhism. I recently started when I was asked to research the Buddhist tradition for a World Religions class and was very surprised to find that a lot of the beliefs and principles resonated with me. I am curious to learn more anywhere I can. I am also writing a report with an interview for my class so I would love to meet members willing to do an email interview about their faith!

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Postby mikenz66 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:58 am

Welcome Julie,



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Postby cooran » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:32 pm

Welcome Julie! Hope you enjoy DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
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Postby Paul Davy » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:22 am

Greetings Julie,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


With metta (kindness),
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:05 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:46 am

Welcome to DW Julie!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Postby Ben » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:43 am

Hi Julie and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby bodom » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:48 pm

Welcome Julie!

This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Postby Sambojjhanga » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:42 am

Hello Julie, nice to meet you. I'm new here as well and find this to be a most welcoming place.

Sabba rasam dhammaraso jinati
The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Postby Dmytro » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:36 am

Welcome to the forum, Julie!

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Postby waimengwan » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Welcome Jwaid

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