'llo from Mass

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'llo from Mass

Postby Fitz » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:49 pm

Hello all-

I'm a student from Massachusetts, finishing high school and going to study philosophy next year.

I did the thing that allot of white Buddhists did, the whole float through New Age, Eastern Religion, and the like. I always liked to consider myself Buddhist even if I didn't really understand Buddhism. Well, few years back, I read Steve Asama and got some sutta collections and actually began to practice. I credit my life seeming to come together to my Dhamma practice.

Love Jazz Music, Continental Philosophy, Frued, and did you know Ajahn Brham has a great sereis of dhmma talks on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA#g/u) ? Glad I found this community, I hope I will deepen my practice and maybe help others.

Much Metta,

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Re: 'llo from Mass

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi Fitz,

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: 'llo from Mass

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:47 pm

Welcome Fitz!

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


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Re: 'llo from Mass

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:31 pm

Greetings Fitz and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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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Re: 'llo from Mass

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:19 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


with metta
---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 ---

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Re: 'llo from Mass

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:32 pm

Greetings Fitz,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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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