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The Shadow knows.

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The Shadow knows.

Postby shadowmib » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:13 pm

Hi everyone. MY nickname is Shadow so thats what I use online.

I sort of "fell into" buddhism a while back. I had sorted through all the things I had been taught and investigated through Christianity, and various pagan belief system and had developed what I considered a fairly unique viewpoint. As I was talking with a friend of mine about my epiphany, she told me it sounded exactly like buddhism. I started reading up on theravadda and that was pretty much the case. Not being one to try to re-invent the wheel, i decided to start following the path. I have to admit, I am probably not the best buddhist around, I tend to get distracted by all the little shiny things of modern culture (like video games), and I love a good steak.

I just looked and it seems like my GF already posted an intro before I did. Yes, I procrastinate too.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
- Siddhārtha Gautama, Buddha.

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Ben
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Re: The Shadow knows.

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:43 pm

Hi Shadow
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Shadow knows.

Postby bodom » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:26 pm

Welcome shadowmib!

: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: The Shadow knows.

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi Shadow,
so where is the maniacal laugh???

I have enjoyed the old radio show & movie on occasion.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: The Shadow knows.

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:39 pm

Greetings Shadow,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

: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: The Shadow knows.

Postby shadowmib » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:52 pm

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
- Siddhārtha Gautama, Buddha.

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Re: The Shadow knows.

Postby somniis » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:29 pm

Greetings!

No worries about the video games and steaks - we aren't fully enlightened yet! :jumping:

I hope you enjoy reading the vast amount of information here.

Be well,
somniis


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