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Greetings from me

Postby timeforlife » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:03 pm


I first became interested in Buddhism around 6 years ago after a psychedelic trip. Over the last 6 years I have read some books on Buddhism and always believed they offer a way of life which is based on a deep understanding of the self and the world.

I Struggled to integrate myself into Buddhism as I was a troubled individual full of pain. Over the last 2 years I have had an extremely traumatic time, I became extremely socially withdrawn. This gave me a lot of time think about my life and the world around me however I still remained dreadfully unhappy and unable to properly experience emotions. I was able to overcome this by living through the traumas again and connecting my life experiences / traumas from my childhood to present day.

I am now for the first time in my life confident, able to focus and understand the world around me.

I have always tried to develop a life philosophy based around Buddhist values, understanding suffering and compassion as opposed to Judao-Christian values. I now feel I am able to develop this further.

I have joined this forum as I would like to understand suffering and compassion.


Best Regards


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Re: Greetings from me

Postby purple planet » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:15 pm


welcome to the forum - hope you find it useful :D

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Re: Greetings from me

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:24 pm

Welcome timeforlife! :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: Greetings from me

Postby Mkoll » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:05 am

Welcome, David.

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: Greetings from me

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:18 am


This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Greetings from me

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:34 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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