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GIDGE
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Hi from Texas =]

Postby GIDGE » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:06 am

Gidge here.
I'm happy to have stumbled upon this forum! What a great place!
I'm fairly new to buddhism and consider myself a mutt (a bit of this, a bit of that, all Buddha flavored).
Looking forward to participating in study and conversation. Mindful of the moment.
Breathe :heart:

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:12 am

Greetings Gidge,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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)

"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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GIDGE
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby GIDGE » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:16 am


Jhana4
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:20 am

Welcome Gidge.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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GIDGE
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

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Tex
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby Tex » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:31 pm

Greetings from Austin, and welcome!

:toast:
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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GIDGE
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

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bodom
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby bodom » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:20 pm

Greetings from San Antonio!

: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: Hi from Texas =]

Postby KosaloBhikkhu » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:07 pm

NIce to see another Texan! If you're ever interested in visiting some local temples (not too sure of your location), there is Wat Dhammabucha in San Antonio, Wat Sanghabucha in Pipe Creek, Wat Nitedesasanakun in Marble Falls, and a really great place to spend a meditation retreat in Rock Springs. I'm sure there are more, but these I'm most familiar with, as they're within my 'temple' circle.

Best wishes!

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bodom
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:29 am

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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cooran
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:49 am

Welcome Gidge

We're all Mutts here - or in Australia, we say we're all Bitzers. i.e. Bitzer this and Bitzer that.

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

Roadtripuk281
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby Roadtripuk281 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:41 pm

Greetings from York, England Gidge!

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GIDGE
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Re: Hi from Texas =]

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Re: Hi from Texas =]

Postby christopher::: » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:16 pm

Welcome Gidge!

:anjali:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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