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Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby nrose619 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:37 pm

Hey all! I've been reading the book "How to see yourself as you really are" by his holiness the Dalai Lama and other books on Buddhism. I am new but very interested in the buddhist philosophy and would be very grateful if you all would assist me in my journey. :buddha1:
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When it has passed,
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:44 pm

Welcome! You may be interested in checking out the "Discovering Theravada" forum and all the introductory resources there.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is not a Theravada teacher, but many here respect him. If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, try checking out the sister site www.dharmawheel.org.

Have a nice stay!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby nrose619 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:21 pm

My mistake. Thank you for your response I will look into both aspects of Buddhism with care. :smile:
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When it has passed,
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to hold on to the image of the bird."
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, nrose!
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:48 pm

Greetings nrose619,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Enjoy the forum(s).

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
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: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:55 pm

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:22 am

Welcome to DW!
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:55 am

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Postby waimengwan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Welcome Nrose619 to DW
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