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Stop To Think
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New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby Stop To Think » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:21 am

Hello everyone, I am new to Buddhism although I have always had what I suppose you would call Buddhist values. I am a married mother of three small children, and I was introduced to Buddhism through the book "Buddhism for Mothers", by Sarah Napthali. The more I read the book, the more I realised how much of Buddhism and it's principles that I had seen and experienced in my own life. The more I became interested not only in how Buddhist teachings could help me be a calmer mother just by applying some 'ideas' but now also as the spritual path that it is.
I am learning more, and I intend to practice Buddhism and all that goes with it, I am very much a beginner though, so please forgive me if I need things explained to me often! From what I gather though, we are all learners every day :)
So I look forward to getting to know this forum and the people who use it better, and most importantly I look forward to continuing my journey.

:anjali:

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bodom
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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:29 am

Welcome Stop To Think!

: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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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby plwk » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:34 am

:hello:

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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby VeganLiz » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:00 am

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

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Wizard in the Forest
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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:12 am

Hey! It's nice to meetcha! Hope to hear more from you!
"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."- Simone de Beauvoir

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Ben
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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:43 am

Greetings STT and welcome to DW!
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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Euclid
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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby Euclid » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:58 am

Welcome! Great username :twothumbsup:

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Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:49 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

It is a pretty good book, isn't it?

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)

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