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Birgit
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Hello all of you!

Postby Birgit » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:44 am

I am Birgit. I am sorry that I don´t know very much about Buddhism. But I like Buddhism. On facebook I have a page of the Dalai Lama. Since my childhood I have learnt to know Buddhism as a very peaceful religion of great tolerance. I admire the attitude of calmness and generosity of Buddhist people and I like their sympathy with all living creatures expressed by Ahimsa. So I look forward to an interesting exchange of ideas with you! :hello:
Greetings Birgit
You, just as you are, can meet life on its own terms, taking delight in that which is enjoyable without clinging to it while also living with what is difficult and unpleasant without contracting into resistance to it. To dance with life is to meet life on its terms to be at ease, even enjoy the ever-changing interplay without clinging. Philip Moffit: Dancing with Life page 91/92

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:02 am

Greetings Birgit,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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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mikenz66
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:04 am

Hi Birgit!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

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bodom
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby bodom » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:31 am

Welcome Birgit!

: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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Ben
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:34 am

Hi Birgit 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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cooran
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:23 am

Hello Birgit,

Welcome! Hope to read more of your posts in the future. :group:

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 ---

Birgit
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby Birgit » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:47 pm

Thank you all for your friendly welcome :smile:
Birgit
You, just as you are, can meet life on its own terms, taking delight in that which is enjoyable without clinging to it while also living with what is difficult and unpleasant without contracting into resistance to it. To dance with life is to meet life on its terms to be at ease, even enjoy the ever-changing interplay without clinging. Philip Moffit: Dancing with Life page 91/92

chris98e
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby chris98e » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:20 pm

Hi Birgit. My name is Chris. You say you don't know very much about Buddhism. Well the fact of the matter is that you should get one of the Nikayas translated by :buddha2: Bhikku Boddhi.

Sutta Pitaka
The second category is the Sutta Pitaka (literally "basket of threads", or of "the well spoken"; Sanskrit: Sutra Pitaka, following the former meaning) which consists primarily of accounts of the Buddha's teachings. The Sutta Pitaka has five subdivisions, or nikayas:

Digha Nikaya (dīghanikāya) 34 long discourses.[56] Joy Manné argues[57] that this book was particularly intended to make converts, with its high proportion of debates and devotional material.
Majjhima Nikaya 152 medium-length discourses.[58] Manné argues[59] that this book was particularly intended to give a solid grounding in the teaching to converts, with a high proportion of sermons and consultations.
Samyutta Nikaya (saṃyutta-) Thousands of short discourses in fifty-odd groups by subject, person etc. Bhikkhu Bodhi, in his translation, says this nikaya has the most detailed explanations of doctrine.
Anguttara Nikaya (aṅguttara-) Thousands of short discourses arranged numerically from ones to elevens. It contains more elementary teaching for ordinary people than the preceding three.
Khuddaka Nikaya A miscellaneous collection of works in prose or verse.

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Kim OHara
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:23 am

Hi Chris and Birgit,
I'm sure that's a well-meant suggestion, Chris, but it's a bit like suggesting the Himalayas as a good place to learn mountaineering. :tongue:
The resources here present somewhat easier approaches to the dhamma.

:namaste:
Kim

Birgit
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Re: Hello all of you!

Postby Birgit » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:51 am

Hi Chris98e and Kim O´Hara,
Its very nice of you to recommend me some literature! I think I´ll first try that of Dhamma Wheel :reading: But later I also can study the great amount of literature that you Chris have suggested to me :rolleye:
Thank you very much to both of you!
You, just as you are, can meet life on its own terms, taking delight in that which is enjoyable without clinging to it while also living with what is difficult and unpleasant without contracting into resistance to it. To dance with life is to meet life on its terms to be at ease, even enjoy the ever-changing interplay without clinging. Philip Moffit: Dancing with Life page 91/92


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