Hello from Bakersfield, California!

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jslinjr
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Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby jslinjr » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:39 pm

Hello everybody, my name is Jeff.

I have been curious about Buddhism off and on for the last 6 years. Beginning with introductions to Zen from my cousin I started out reading "The Three Pillars of Zen" by Philip Kapleau. Now I am crossing over to find myself more inclined to Theravada teachings. The past few years in this life have been a struggle for sure. I've become more angry, less open to new ideas and generally being a less than good person, but now that is getting put behind me. I am living this life to follow the 5 precepts, the noble eightfold path and becoming a better person for the good of my family and others.

I'm glad to be here and hope I can practice and learn with all of you!

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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:24 am

Welcome Jeff! :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: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:53 am

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:00 am

Welcome aboard Jeff!

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby Mkoll » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:17 am

Welcome, Jeff.

:anjali:
Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi


Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:20 am

Welcome Jeff! I wish you success in your chosen path!
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 Bakersfield, California!

Postby bodom » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:22 pm

Welcome Jeff!

: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

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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:11 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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jslinjr
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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby jslinjr » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:12 pm

Thank you for the kind welcoming. :thanks:

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Re: Hello from Bakersfield, California!

Postby SarathW » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:18 pm

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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