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Vern Stevens
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Greetings and salutations!

Postby Vern Stevens » Sat May 25, 2013 11:46 pm

Like many others, I'm relatively new to the Dharma. I'm doing a lot of reading and my primary interest in Buddhism are the Buddha's core teachings. I do not associate myself with a particular tradition at this point.

I previously associated myself with a philosophical point of view that is almost completely opposite Buddhism; very ego-centric. Please bear with me as adjusting is a gradual process.

Thanks to the forum admins and moderators for providing this forum!

Vern
“What we think, we become.“ - The Buddha

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun May 26, 2013 1:59 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby Ben » Sun May 26, 2013 2:41 am

Greetings Vern 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 and salutations!

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:52 am

:hello:

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby Vern Stevens » Sun May 26, 2013 4:51 am

Thanks for the kind welcomes!

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“What we think, we become.“ - The Buddha

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:09 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:26 am

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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