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Marmalade
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Hello

Postby Marmalade » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:28 am

I'm new here, and on Dharma Wheel. I'm not a Buddhist (I'm kind of agnostic, I guess), and I don't really know a lot about Buddhism, except some good basic stuff I read over at Buddhanet. There are a couple of questions I'd like to ask, generally along the lines of how peaceful a religion Buddhism is, whether Buddhism makes it easier for it's followers to be on good terms with people, and to what extent it helps it's followers to feel contented with life, how much does meditation help, and such like. However, I am finding it more difficult than I expected to draft such questions, strangely enough. Perhaps that's because I don't really know enough to ask such questions effectively.

I'll probably make a few posts, and see what happens, if that's OK :namaste:
Hello, I am not actually a Buddhist, and I know only some very limited basics about Buddhism. I'd like to know a bit more and to ask a few questions, if that's OK. :)

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:59 am

Greetings Marmalade,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:hello:

Feel free to ask any questions you like in the Discovering Theravada section, and I'm sure people will be willing to respond to your queries!

With kindness,
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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Ben
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:13 am

Hi Marmalade
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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