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 Post subject: Greetings
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Hello, there are those that call me Tim

I'm more of a seeker here, I have been looking at Buddhism for a long time, mostly Chan/Zen and I have not every been really looked into Tibetan Buddhism.

I have read a few books by the Dalai Lama several years ago and it never really appealed to me and at times I have not agreed at all. However I recently read "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World" by H.H. Dalai Lama and at every point I started getting that old feeling of not agreeing he went on and explained his position and I found myself agreeing completely in most cases.

It is enough to get me to go back an reread those books and look more at Tibetan Buddhism


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Welcome Tim/Wu Wei!

I hope that we will be able to clarify some of the points that may be leading to your misunderstanding.
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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Welcome, Oh Tim!

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
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Hi Wu Wei and welcome. :smile: I went through a similar process when I started out too.

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
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Hi Tim,

Welcome! Re-reading dharma books can be like reading them for the first time - always a new surprise!


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:35 pm 
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gregkavarnos wrote:
Welcome Tim/Wu Wei!

I hope that we will be able to clarify some of the points that may be leading to your misunderstanding.
:namaste:


Thank you.
When I run into them I am sure I will post them


Nilasarasvati wrote:
Welcome, Oh Tim!

:sage:


Thank you
Tim the Enchanter (Sorry, I think I may have watched to much M0nty Python)

Punya wrote:
Hi Wu Wei and welcome. :smile: I went through a similar process when I started out too.


Good to hear, at least I know it is not just me :)

Thank you

mandala wrote:
Hi Tim,

Welcome! Re-reading dharma books can be like reading them for the first time - always a new surprise!


Thank You

I have run into this with other books and I look forward to running into it again with these. What is amazing me is that when I sat them down I was certain I would never pick them up again because I was very much in disagreement with them. What that disagreement was I can no longer remember but I will be rereading them


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum:

The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading:

The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how profound it all was. :crying:

My teacher said that first read is actually the most beneficial. All kinds of karma is being purified. You may not believe in all this stuff, but it makes a lot of sense when you experience it :P


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
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Nilasarasvati wrote:
The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum:

The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading:

The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how profound it all was. :crying:

My teacher said that first read is actually the most beneficial. All kinds of karma is being purified. You may not believe in all this stuff, but it makes a lot of sense when you experience it :P


Actually I do not doubt that at all...not sure if it is or is not karma...but I do believe it happens


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings
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Nilasarasvati wrote:
The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum:

The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading:

The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how profound it all was. :crying:

My teacher said that first read is actually the most beneficial. All kinds of karma is being purified. You may not believe in all this stuff, but it makes a lot of sense when you experience it :P


:woohoo:
I knew a good book was worth reading at least 25 times over the years.
. . . now where is my suggested reading list . . . :smile:
:anjali: Hi

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