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Re: New to this

Postby LastLegend » Wed May 04, 2011 3:37 am

NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: New to this

Postby Dechen Norbu » Wed May 04, 2011 3:52 am

You don't need to become defensive. :lol:
All I'm saying is for us to give him some room to breathe! I'm sure he will choose the school that is better suited to his needs. 8-)
Pure Land may be an excellent choice, but I think he already got an overload of information in this thread.
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Re: New to this

Postby LastLegend » Wed May 04, 2011 3:56 am

NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: New to this

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Re: New to this

Postby catmoon » Fri May 13, 2011 6:41 pm

I think the best place for a scientific-minded person to start is with a little Zen. I'm not a Zen practioner myself, but I think the absence of faith-based thinking in Zen would appeal to the scientific mind.
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Re: New to this

Postby Grigoris » Fri May 13, 2011 9:02 pm

I always recommend Walpola Sri Rahula "What the Buddha Taught" to beginners. It's a very clear account of basic Buddhist theory and practice. It is available free online as well.

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Re: New to this

Postby Indrajala » Sat May 14, 2011 4:39 am

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