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Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

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Weltschmerz Buddhist
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Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby Weltschmerz Buddhist » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Hello everyone :) Just wanted to give a quick introduction, I became Buddhist 2 years ago after a very stressful situation in my life. I would say that it's the best religion because it is systemic versus arbitrary, which leads me to believe that's it's true because it's experience based versus prophet based. :bow:

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LonesomeYogurt
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Location: America

Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Welcome! I hope your stay here is beneficial!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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cooran
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Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby cooran » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:34 pm

Welcome WB! :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: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:13 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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waimengwan
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Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Welcome to DW ,
I find that in Buddhism we should really transform our minds, if we study the Buddha Dharma and and we can;t even show kindness to the people around us, or even an enemy perhaps then it is only all just intellectual :(. When we transform in our minds then all our actions and speech follow suit :) automatically.

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retrofuturist
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Re: Long time Atheist, 2 year buddhist

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:18 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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