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Greetings from Pennsylvania

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shipwright
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Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby shipwright » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:46 am

Hello Everyone. It is a pleasure to finally introduce myself. I have been a casual visitor to DhammaWheel for some time now and learned a great deal from the myriad discussions on this forum. The hope now is that through active participation there will be much more wisdom to be had.

As a brief introduction… I am a relatively recent college graduate currently working in the finance industry (I am curious as to how the Buddha would have viewed modern finance in the context of Right Livelihood given what we all now know post 2008) while simultaneously back in school pursuing a graduate degree. In my early college years AccessToInsight was my best friend, but I am now happy to announce that this particle circle has expanded to include WisdomPubs the “Teachings of The Buddha” and now DhammaWheel.

I truly look forward to meeting and learning from all of you.
:hello:
...the cause, the germ, of the arising of dukkha is within dukkha itself, and not outside; and we must equally well remember that the cause, the germ, of the cessation of dukkha, of the destruction of dukkha, is also within dukkha itself, and not outside. -- Walpola Rahula, "What The Buddha Taught"

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:53 am

Welcome shipwright!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:03 am

Hi Shipwright 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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:08 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:25 am

WELCOME.

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:41 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby shipwright » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:04 pm

...the cause, the germ, of the arising of dukkha is within dukkha itself, and not outside; and we must equally well remember that the cause, the germ, of the cessation of dukkha, of the destruction of dukkha, is also within dukkha itself, and not outside. -- Walpola Rahula, "What The Buddha Taught"

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:07 am


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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby Jerrod Lopes » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:47 pm

Welcome to Dhammawheel. I'm pretty new here myself. I think we're in excellent company.

Insofar as what the Buddha said about finance; what I've read says that he strongly advised neither lending nor borrowing, but the associated work is not listed as wrong livelihood.

Again, welcome. Hope to see you around.

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Re: Greetings from Pennsylvania

Postby shipwright » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:54 pm

...the cause, the germ, of the arising of dukkha is within dukkha itself, and not outside; and we must equally well remember that the cause, the germ, of the cessation of dukkha, of the destruction of dukkha, is also within dukkha itself, and not outside. -- Walpola Rahula, "What The Buddha Taught"


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