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Greetings from Bangladesh

Postby NewBuddhist » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:46 pm

Hello Everyone, I am Bishawjit from Bangladesh. I was born and raised in a Hindu family. I hardly knew anything about Buddhism except that Buddha was an avatar of God as told in the Hindu scriptures. I was a devout Hindu until my early youth although I never extensively went through the scriptures. As I live in a country where Hindus are a minority, I was often mocked about many rituals of Hinduism especially about idol worshiping. So I began to study the holy scriptures of Hinduism starting from the Vedas to Puranas. However, I couldn't accept the meaningless myths and absurd rituals written in those books. I had been an agnostic for quite a long time :smile:

Then I read about Buddhist philosophy and it seemed very logical and down to earth to me. I still don't believe in God but I think Buddha's guidance requires no blind belief and can be invaluable to anyone in search of truth.
I try to follow the five percepts as laid down by the Buddha as much as I can. I am a new follower of Buddhist principles and I have very limited knowledge about Buddhism. I hope I will learn a lot about Buddhism from all of you.

Apologies if my English sounds incorrect
Peace
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Re: Greetings from Bangladesh

Postby Mr. G » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:48 pm

Welcome NB!
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: Greetings from Bangladesh

Postby Tara » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:37 pm

Hi NewBuddhist, :smile:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.

Regards,
It's not a competition. It's a choice.
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Re: Greetings from Bangladesh

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:04 pm

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from Bangladesh

Postby do_not_zzz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:35 pm

Namaste NewBuddhist,

Welcome to DW! I too gravitated towards Buddhism due to its practical uses in every moment of ones life.

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