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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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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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

Welcome Julie,

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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

Welcome Julie! Hope you enjoy DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:22 am

Greetings Julie,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

Postby Ben » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:43 am

Hi Julie and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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

Welcome Julie!

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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.

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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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

Welcome to the forum, Julie!
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Re: Hello and it is nice to meet you

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

Welcome Jwaid
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