Just wanted to say thank you to the active members here, in the few days i've used this forum i'm really impressed by the caliber of what get's said, and have already learned alot, and certainly been given alot to think about.
Frankly I expected a bunch of slogan-repeating half-cultists, having never tried out a Buddhist forum before. Instead it seems to be board full of people who genuinely care about the Dharma, sharing and discussing, and maybe most important, pointing people like me in the right direction!
"Just as a lotus does not grow out of a well-levelled soil but from the mire, in the same way the awakening mind
is not born in the hearts of disciples in whom the moisture of attachment has dried up. It grows instead in the hearts of ordinary sentient beings who possess in full the fetters of bondage." -Se Chilbu Choki Gyaltsen