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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,

“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: 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!
"Don't believe everything you read."
-The Buddha

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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:

with metta
---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: Hello from Ohio

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

Welcome Carpenter!

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: 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.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hello from Ohio

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

Welcome Aboard :anjali:

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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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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