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EmmaMicaela
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Begginer

Postby EmmaMicaela » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:12 pm

I am struggling to find a way. I have no known Buddist community where I live and the internet is vast and confusing. Is there a suggested reading I should start with?

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bodom
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Re: Begginer

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:17 pm

I suggest checking out this list of recommended reading to get you started.

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=341

: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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Re: Begginer

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:32 pm

"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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Re: Begginer

Postby EmmaMicaela » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:23 pm

Thank You Vry Much For The Help.
I have started :coffee:

The complete book of Buddah's lists is something I have also found.

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Re: Begginer

Postby Thaibebop » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:15 pm

In the Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi, which is really just sections of the Pali Cannon translated into english. Great place to start I think, then you can move on to what great Buddhists mind think about it.

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Re: Begginer

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Re: Begginer

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:21 pm

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AdvaitaJ
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Re: Begginer

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:56 am

EmmaMicaela,

For me, books alone weren't nearly as effective as books and audio. Check out this thread for links to popular audio download sites. I found that listening to dhamma talks related to what I was reading to be immensely helpful.

Regards: AdvaitaJ
The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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Re: Begginer

Postby nomad » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:32 pm

You do have a local Buddhist community...Dhamma Wheel. :)

~nomad

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Re: Begginer

Postby EmmaMicaela » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:39 am

I am moving along

All the help is appreciated :reading:
I have started readin the sutta:
Setting the wheel in motion Thanissaro Bhikkhu

I will read the rest everone has posted.


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