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New to buddhism

Postby inthismoment » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:31 am

I need some people to more thoroughly explain the teachings and give me the run downs on the basics of Buddhist rules. would also love to learn more about the different types of buddhism. It is very complex and I would like to find which branch fits me most.

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:01 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I suggest you check out our "Discovering Theravada" forum.
Within that forum is a pinned topic "introductory resources".
It might be something you want to check out.
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Re: New to buddhism

Postby inthismoment » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:28 am

thank you. :)

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:27 am

:hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:28 am

Welcome itm! Hope you find DhammaWheel of benefit. :group:

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:20 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! May you find what you're looking for! :heart:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: New to buddhism

Postby bodom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:27 am

Welcome inthismoment!

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: New to buddhism

Postby Alobha » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:09 pm

Welcome! :smile:

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Re: New to buddhism

Postby DAWN » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:30 pm

Welcome to hell, Dhamma soldier ! :guns:

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