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Postby Dave The Seeker » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:15 pm

Hello, I'm glad I found this wonderful place.
I believe the members here will help me on my path to understanding and learning more about Buddhism.
I'm still a very "young" Buddhist who is 41 years old :smile:
I have for many years found the teachings of The Buddha very uplifting and they bring such peace to my spirit.
I'm a recovering alcoholic, and the practice of meditation truly eases my spirit and calms my mind.
I have attended a Zen Buddhist Temple in my area, and truly enjoy the experience to say the least.
Problem is it's an hour and a half away, so regular attendance isn't really an option.
But I have many books, and now a great online place to learn from.
I meditate every morning, and if time permits, a couple more times a day. Sitting that is.
I have a book with prayers for before and after meditation, so my quest for enlightenment is helped by these which help me free myself from negative karma and purify my mind.

I hope to get help and help others on our paths to enlightenment.

Kind Wishes, The Seeker :meditate:

Everyday problems teach us to have a realistic attitude.
They teach us that life is what life is; flawed.
Yet with tremendous potential for joy and fulfillment.
~Lama Surya Das~

If your path teaches you to act and exert yourself correctly and leads to spiritual realizations such as love, compassion and wisdom then obviously it's worthwhile.
~Lama Thubten Yeshe~

One whose mind is freed does not argue with anyone, he does not dispute with anyone. He makes use of the conventional terms of the world without clinging to them
~The Buddha~
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Re: Greetings

Postby Dechen Norbu » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:17 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel! :smile:
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Re: Greetings

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:00 pm

Hi there, and welcome. Do you post on the other major Buddhist boards? Your name rings a bell.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Dave The Seeker » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:56 am

Thank you for the welcomes.
And yes I do post on one other board.

Kind wishes, Seeker
Everyday problems teach us to have a realistic attitude.
They teach us that life is what life is; flawed.
Yet with tremendous potential for joy and fulfillment.
~Lama Surya Das~

If your path teaches you to act and exert yourself correctly and leads to spiritual realizations such as love, compassion and wisdom then obviously it's worthwhile.
~Lama Thubten Yeshe~

One whose mind is freed does not argue with anyone, he does not dispute with anyone. He makes use of the conventional terms of the world without clinging to them
~The Buddha~
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Re: Greetings

Postby Jikan » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:43 pm

Hail to thee, The Seeker. May you get to get what you're after well BEFORE the day you die.
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