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Hello from Chicago USA

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punkinlunkin
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Hello from Chicago USA

Postby punkinlunkin » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:47 am

Om Mani Padme Hum

Thank you for having a previously angry person as myself.

Bob

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Ben
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Re: Hello from Chicago USA

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:54 am

Hi Bob and 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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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello from Chicago USA

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:56 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Your intro leads me to suspect you might also be interested in the other DW forum, as linked to in my signature!

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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bodom
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Re: Hello from Chicago USA

Postby bodom » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:16 pm

Welcome Bob!

: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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Ytrog
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Re: Hello from Chicago USA

Postby Ytrog » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:57 am

Welcome Bob. :group:

As retro already said: your intro does make me wonder whether you may be more interested in the Mahayana sister site Dharma Wheel. :anjali:

punkinlunkin
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Re: Hello from Chicago USA

Postby punkinlunkin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:44 pm

Thank you for the kind welcome. I will check out the site that you have recommended.

I spent 20 years of my life angry and the happiness that Buddhism has shown me has saved my life. I never thought "something" could cure me of my hatred and anger.

What a wonderful world this would be if more people opened up their minds to Buddhism. Most people, in the west, do not think that Buddism can be practiced along with their current religion.

Bob

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Ytrog

Postby punkinlunkin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:50 pm

I have never red this:

mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:
Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments.

This has a very deep meaning to me. When can I find this, and more to read?

Bob

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Re: Hello from Chicago USA

Postby kirk5a » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:52 pm

That's great news, Bob. The practice does indeed bring positive change. Great to know in this world of false promises. Welcome!
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230


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