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Hello

Postby The Sum of Awe » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:09 am

Hello, I am a new member here if you couldn't have guessed. The main thing that brought me here was because I am fairly new to Buddhism. I've been practicing the Zen philosophy without knowing it was Zen until my friend (who is a Mahayana Buddhist) told me what it was called. Silly me had been calling it Nihilism and had been walking the path for a little under 2 years now.

To summarize, I'm 16, turning 17 in a couple of months, and have an obscure interest in philosophy and religion. Part of how I found this site was by searching for forums to learn more about Buddhism. Much of my knowledge on it has progressed from believing Buddhism is just a religion saying "Be nice and love all" to a much more complicated and informative outlook of it.

So, as you may not hear too often in introduction threads; introduce yourself. I'm new so I'd like to get to know the community I will be living with online.
"And this is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it. We fight to deny it, but it is of course pretense. It is a lie. Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is we are completely... out of control."

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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:38 am

Greetings 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

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:38 am

Hello TSofA,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

I presume you know of our sister site for Mahayana and Vajrayana practitioners:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

with metta
Chris
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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:16 am

Welcome to DW!
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

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:10 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:36 pm

:hello:
:namaste:

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Re: Hello

Postby waimengwan » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel


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