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Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby lakhotabutterfly » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:40 pm

[color=#BF00BF]Namaste !

I just found this forum and I thought Id register.

About me : i come from a ( very ! ) mixed heritage background - which includes some Mongol heritage. Ive always felt drawn to the ''eastern'' part of my heritage and although i grew up in the UK - i never really felt British or western ( for lack of better terms ).

I converted to Hinduism a few years ago, although i did explore Buddhism in my early 20's when i studied martial arts - i could never really get my head around it.

Ive no idea why im suddenly interested in Buddhism again, i just feel drawn to it again. I do know that 2 years of hanging out in Hindu temples has helped me to understand Buddhism.. my friends would say that perhaps my attraction to Buddhism has something to do with my ancestors or past lives.. I dont really know either way...

I guess for now im just following my path and my instincts and seeing where it leads me..

I really know nothing about Therevada, but im keen to learn. I hope along the way though you will forgive my ignorance when asking questions...
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:46 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Lots of good resources out on the web, including:

http://buddhanet.net/e-learning/basic-guide.htm

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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby genkaku » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:36 pm

Welcome lakhotabutterfly. Hope you find something useful here.
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby kc2dpt » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:04 pm

Just a quickie... Hinduism often presents a very distorted picture of Buddhism. So don't be too surprised if stuff you think you know doesn't turn out to be so. :jawdrop: ;)
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby Fede » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:30 pm

Yes, I would agree..... lay aside any pre-conceived ideas and possible misconceptions and listen to us experts.

(That was a joke.....) :tongue:

Welcome to you, and enjoy your stay.

prolonged, I hope! ;)

:namaste:
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby genkaku » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:41 pm

Fede wrote:Yes, I would agree..... lay aside any pre-conceived ideas and possible misconceptions and listen to us experts.

(That was a joke.....) :tongue:

Welcome to you, and enjoy your stay.

prolonged, I hope! ;)

:namaste:


Wait! -- is it your turn to be the expert this week? I thought it was mine. Never mind ... I should check the schedule more carefully. :smile:
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:42 pm

Hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby Ben » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:45 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:54 pm

Greetings lakhotabutterfly,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby Jechbi » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:28 am

Sain baina uu!
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby zavk » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:51 am

Welcome!
With metta,
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Re: Namaste ! another newbie - from the UK

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:50 pm

Hello there newcomer! :) nice to see more UK people involved! Out of curiousity (and feel free to dismiss this question), roughly where in the UK are you from?
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