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Hello from Arkansas!

Postby ben1980 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:37 am

Hello Dhamma Wheel. I'm new to Buddhism. I recognized something inherently wrong in my life and chose to change 3 months ago. Although I try to study the Buddhist tradition holistically, I consider myself Theravadin because everything I have read mirrors my own beliefs. Namaste.
"Live without covetous greed. Fill your mind with benevolence. Be mindful and one-pointed, inwardly stable and concentrated." Anguttara Nikaya II, 29

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Ben
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Re: Hello from Arkansas!

Postby Ben » Mon May 24, 2010 12:47 am

Hi Ben
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you find here some inspiration and companionship on the path.
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: Hello from Arkansas!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 24, 2010 12:50 am

Greetings Ben,

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: Hello from Arkansas!

Postby bodom » Mon May 24, 2010 2:09 am

Welcome Ben!

: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


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Hello from Arkansas!

Postby sukhamanveti » Tue May 25, 2010 3:12 am

Hello, Ben! Welcome. :smile:
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Hello from Arkansas!

Postby Tex » Wed May 26, 2010 6:46 pm

Hello neighbor in Arkansas.

Welcome to the forum.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Hello from Arkansas!

Postby Sovatthika » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:47 pm

what part of arkansas?
namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa


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