Just to introduce myself

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rick
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Just to introduce myself

Postby rick » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:39 pm

My name is Rick, married, retired, a gaggle of grandkids and a great-grandson, 66 years young. Live in a small town in Montana, have been a practicing Buddhist for two years, follow the Mahayana tradition. However, have had the good fortune to have been able to have the Pali Canon in my studies, and has been extremely insightful and helpful. Being from such a small town, I've had no access to a spiritual teacher, and all that I've learned and studied has been on my own, hence when I had a question about the Pali Canon, I was directed to your website, and you all have been very helpful. Shall continue to follow and study Buddhism on my own apparently, but that is ok, feel that if one takes the proper time one's goal is accomplished. Also feel no hesitancy to study Theravada teachings of Buddhism, as I have been told on other sites to shy away from these teachings. I don't accept that, I see enough of that type of infighting amongst Christian sects that I have broken with. Thanks so much for your time, your kindness, and your patience.---In Peace----Rick

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Will
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Re: Just to introduce myself

Postby Will » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:27 pm

Welcome Rick, glad to see you made it here. :)
This noble eightfold path is the ancient path traveled by all the Buddhas of eons past. Nagara Sutta

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Re: Just to introduce myself

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:27 am

Greetings Rick,

Thanks for introducing yourself... nice to see you here Rick.

My experience is that an online community of spiritual friends (kalyana-mitta - apologies if I spelt that wrong!) is invaluable for a Buddhist without a teacher. Hopefully we can be of mutual assistance to each other.

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

rick
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Re: Just to introduce myself

Postby rick » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:17 am

Thanks retro, alays open to any and all help with Buddhism and anything which will enhance my practice.--Rick ;)


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