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jwayne
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Hello

Postby jwayne » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:43 am

Hi,

I have been longing for a Buddhist forum for quite some time. I was a member of E-Sangha years ago.

I am reading The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh. I previously have read a dense work called The Doctrine of the Buddha by George Grimm. Thich Nhat Hanh's writing is much more accessible, howevever even the other was enough to intrigue me into Buddhism. The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings is really fantastic and opening my eyes with a fuller understanding.

I also discovered accesstoinsight.org and love the Random Sutta feature. I have joined here hoping it may also be a kind of sangha for me. I'm thankful to be here!

Oh, and here is a lecture by Bhikku Bodhi I am listening to right now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLLnxq_MbJM)

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Ben
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:08 am

Greetings Jwayne and welcome to DW!
“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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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:19 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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cooran
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Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :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

Postby Chi » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:04 am

Welcome friend!
Do Good, Avoid Evil, Purify the Mind.

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bodom
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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:34 am

Welcome!

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In sitting meditation stay with that ‘which knows’ everything. Don’t try to go to objects. Let the objects come to you. Try not to react to objects. Whatever arises — greed, aversion, pain, itchiness, metta, likes or dislikes etc. — watch with equanimity, without getting involved, without clinging to it. Stay in the middle path.- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Paul Davy
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Re: Hello

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:41 am

Greetings jwayne,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hello

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:34 am

Welcome.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723


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