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Future Bhikkhu
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Hello all!

Postby Future Bhikkhu » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:18 pm

I'm not sure that anybody likes long introductions so I'll make this one short.

I have been Buddhist for two years now after reading a book by the Dalai Lama. Living in a non-Buddhist society is hard as I'm sure lots of you would know. I wanted to join up because I believe that you people could could really give valuable opinons on the path to enlightenment. I'm a person who when does something, does it to the best he can. When I came across Buddhism I thought that I must do all I can to become enlightened one day. I plan to become a monk one day and that is not because I'm failing school. :D

Thankyou very much

:anjali:
The mind is everything; what you think you become.
-The Buddha

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Re: Hello all!

Postby andre9999 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:14 am

Welcome. Be humble and you'll find that things go pretty well around here.

Oh, and do well in school. Life goes so much easier for those who worked hard... or so I've heard. I know the opposite from not having done well.

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Re: Hello all!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:25 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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If you're also interested in the Dalai Lama's teachings, you may also be interested in Dharma Wheel, as referenced in my signature.

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

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Re: Hello all!

Postby VeganLiz » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:49 am

Welcome to the forum

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"My actions are my only true belongings." Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: Hello all!

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:50 am

Welcome Future Bhikkhu!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Future Bhikkhu
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Re: Hello all!

Postby Future Bhikkhu » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:03 am

Thankyou for your welcome.

I might add that although the Dalai Lama brought me into Buddhism I have knowlede of only the Theradavan tradition. The teacher I now look up to is Ajahn Brahmavamso who many of you may know. He is great speaker who was born in London and now is the abbot at a monastery in Western Australia.

Anyway, thankyou again.I am very happy to be able to talk to a Buddhist for once.

:anjali:
The mind is everything; what you think you become.
-The Buddha

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Ytrog » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:28 pm


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Re: Hello all!

Postby Strive » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Welcome Future Bhikkhu,
:anjali:
"Faith is here a man's best treasure;
Dhamma practised well brings happiness;
Truth is really the sweetest of tastes;
One living by wisdom they say lives best."--Bhikkhu Bodhi's Samyutta Nikaya, Sagathavagga verse 853

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Future Bhikkhu » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:24 pm

I don't have a Buddhist centre. I have only a vietnemese Buddhist monastery near me. There are other places within driving distance but my father will not take me there. :(

With metta

:anjali:
The mind is everything; what you think you become.
-The Buddha

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Re: Hello all!

Postby pilgrim » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:23 am

The Buddhist Society of Victoria is easily accessible through the Train line.
http://www.bsv.net.au/

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Future Bhikkhu » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:31 am

I must tell my father if I am to go somewhere. Therein lies the problem. My father.

Thanks anyway,

With metta

:anjali:
The mind is everything; what you think you become.
-The Buddha


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