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Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby Eyedea » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:21 pm

Hi my name is Jorge Hernandez, I am from the United States and have been interested in Buddhism for a long time. i was raised Catholic and then converted to Christianity;however, I did not like the judgmental aspects of these religions. First in foremost i was interested in life, peacefulness, and non-attachment to material things, which led me to Buddhism, I am currently reading a online pdf of the Dhammapada; however I do not know where else to go afterwards?

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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:27 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

There's a good library of possible resources, suitable for beginners at

Buddhanet E-Library (General)
http://www.buddhanet.net/ftp03.htm

Here we also have a "Discovering Theravada" section, where beginners are welcome to ask whatever questions they like, so don't be shy in taking up that opportunity.

:buddha2:

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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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:34 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Kim OHara
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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Welcome, Eyedea :smile:

Retro's suggestions are good. You might also like the self-guided tour of the Buddha's teachings on Access to Insight.
Access to Insight is a wonderful resource: lots of scriptures in reliable translations, and lots of good dhamma books.
:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:10 pm

Welcome Jorge.

: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: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby Virgo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:30 am

Dear Jorge, welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby Eyedea » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:30 am

Thank you all, I am very happy to find a new way of thinking and hopefully enlightenment

I have to ask you all, and im sure is been asked alot, but what are the changes you have seen before and after you converted to Buddhism?

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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby Eyedea » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:49 am


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Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:51 am

"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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