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Wu Wei
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Greetings

Postby Wu Wei » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:09 pm

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
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Re: Greetings

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:18 pm

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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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

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Re: Greetings

Postby Nilasarasvati » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:35 pm

Welcome, Oh Tim!

:sage:

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Re: Greetings

Postby Punya » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Hi Wu Wei and welcome. :smile: I went through a similar process when I started out too.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don't have an attitude problem; you have a perception problem. Remember the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own.~ Trulshik Rinpoche

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Re: Greetings

Postby mandala » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:00 am

Hi Tim,

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

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Re: Greetings

Postby Wu Wei » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:35 pm

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
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Postby Nilasarasvati » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:40 pm

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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Re: Greetings

Postby Wu Wei » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:05 am

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
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:39 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:namaste:

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Re: Greetings

Postby lobster » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:31 am

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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Re: Greetings

Postby Wu Wei » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:38 pm

After much reading, meditation a few life changing events (well, they were life changing for me), I realize, that as much as I am interested in Buddhism, I am not a Buddhist, which is what I was seeking when I came here back in 2013. Although I have not contributed much on the forum, I have learned a lot... .Thank you

I am still not exactly sure what I truly am, I am currently not all that worried about it, however I am finding that I my view of things tend to be much more in line with Philosophical Taoism.....I will likely not be any great contributor in the future but I wanted to say thank you to those that help me along the way

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- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Re: Greetings

Postby lobster » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:00 am

Fare thee well ...

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Re: Greetings

Postby Jim1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:55 am

Welcome Tim! I love the Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium is one of my favorite books!

With metta,
Jim
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