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Hi, returning after 15+ years! 🙏

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Hi there! I'm so pleased to see this website is up and running! Years ago, I was a somewhat regular on here (under a different username), so now here I am again!
My name is Brianna, I live in Nashville, TN but am from Rhode Island. I'm 35, married 4 years to my wonderful wife Lauren. We have a 7 year old daughter and 5 cats :)

I've been a practicing Buddhist (primarily Theravada) for years, and in recent years have really put my philosophies on hold while I struggled with my mental health and sobriety. Now I've been sober over 5 years and free from a mental health episode for 4 years.

My wife has been exploring Hinduism lately (she was raised in a very traumatic ultra-Christian environment, so she's on a spiritual quest) since I recommended her read the Bhagavad Gita. Learning about Hinduism with her has reignited my love for the dhamma. It works very well because I tried teaching my wife about Buddhism, but through exploring Hinduism has realized that believes in a creator God (Brahman) and a "soul" (Atman) and moksha. This is where we, of course, differ, but share so many things in common philosophically. We've begun meditating together and it's become such a beautiful part of our lives. I'm teaching my daughter about it, and invite her if she's interested, but always encourage her to find her own path.
In any event, I'm glad to be back and look forward to googling all the Pali words I have to relearn!

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhamman saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami
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Greetings,

Welcome back.

:hello:

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"Why now do you assume 'a being'? Mara, have you grasped a view?" (SN 5.10)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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Wellcome back!!
You will be so unique because I do not know anyone coming back to the forum after 15 years.
It is good if you can ask the admin to reinstate your old user ID.
It is cool I think. :D
Please note that this forum is younger than 15 years.

Perhaps you are re-collecting your past life. :tongue:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
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SarathW wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 3:51 am Wellcome back!!
You will be so unique because I do not know anyone coming back to the forum after 15 years.
It is good if you can ask the admin to reinstate your old user ID.
It is cool I think. :D
Please note that this forum is younger than 15 years.

Perhaps you are re-collecting your past life. :tongue:
It was closed for some time! Am I thinking of e-sangha? 🤔 Admin, perhaps I can change the title of my post then?
Haha anyway, hi y'all!
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Welcome back
:hello: :anjali:
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta
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Welcome back!

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Liberation is the inevitable fruit of the path and is bound to blossom forth when there is steady and persistent practice. The only requirements for reaching the final goal are two: to start and to continue. If these requirements are met there is no doubt the goal will be attained. This is the Dhamma, the undeviating law.

- BB
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Welcome back, Bfearing25. :anjali:
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May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness

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May we all fulfill our deepest wish for happiness

We are already Buddha
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Welcome to DW!

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“In the same way, great king, when a bhikkhu sees that these five hindrances are unabandoned within himself, he regards that as a debt, as a sickness, as confinement in prison, as slavery, as a desert road.

“But when he sees that these five hindrances have been abandoned within himself, he regards that as freedom from debt, as good health, as release from prison, as freedom from slavery, as a place of safety.”


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