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Carpenter
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Hello from Ohio

Postby Carpenter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:27 am

Just starting to study Buddhism. For years I've had my own beliefs about religions and the space around us. I've been carefully approaching Buddhism as a rational way of putting things in context over the last few years. I'm very sure now and ready to learn all I can. I hope to find good guidance here.

Currently, I'm about half way through "The Tibetan Book of Life and Death". Listened to many web casts by the Dalai Lama and now I find myself with a tremendous thirst for more knowledge.

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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:00 am

Greetings Carpenter and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
You may also wish to check out our sister site: www.dharmawheel.net which has a Mahayana/Vajrayana focus.
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby Benjamin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:02 am

Hey Carpenter,

I'm also in Ohio, near the Kent/Akron area. Welcome to DhammaWheel!
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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby Carpenter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:13 am

Thank you. :)

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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:09 am

welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:42 am

Welcome! :group:

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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:57 am

Welcome Carpenter!

:anjali:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:11 am

Welcome to DW Carpenter!
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: Hello from Ohio

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Welcome Aboard :anjali:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hello from Ohio

Postby Roland » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:18 pm

Welcome, fellow Ohioan!
"No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley."

--Seneca the Younger (57 BCE- 65 AD)


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