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by take2daily
Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Help me get over my jealousy
Replies: 34
Views: 5074

Re: Help me get over my jealousy

our minds are full of trickery.. In the beginning of our search for the entrance of the path we listen to all kinds of method and we grasp onto something that we believe will fulfill our needs.. To feel emotion is a human condition we need to cry and rage now and again. It's sort of like a pressure ...
by take2daily
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 101
Views: 36123

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

My name is Steve Martin, Lots of use out of the name especially in the 70's. I'm from Southern California, San Clemente is my home base. I live up the road these days can't afford that beach community life style. I spent 6 years in the 82nd ABN at Fort Bragg. I went in later in life. I had been stud...
by take2daily
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Personal Vows in the West, Important or no?
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: Personal Vows in the West, Important or no?

I have reviewed these aspects of my ability to meet some criteria. In the west one has to have large amounts of money to go to retreat to take refuge in a masters midst. To join a proper community one must pledge to donate money. To attend a small groups of practitioners one will be asked to donate...
by take2daily
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Personal Vows in the West, Important or no?
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: Personal Vows in the West, Important or no?

Thank you for your reply.. JD, I have looked at what I wrote and it's apparent to me that I am a bit taken back by all the focus on money and I should get over it I guess.. These organizations I am speak about have to do something to keep the doors open. I have a diluted vision of what I expect wher...
by take2daily
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Personal Vows in the West, Important or no?
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Personal Vows in the West, Important or no?

[Mod note: The OP relativized their statements in their next post: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=21772&p=320906#p320868 ] I have thought about a post that I can make to ask a question I may have. So I pose this question to the digital Sangha. If I study & follow the Dharma and I t...
by take2daily
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome Carlita, I have only just arrived myself.. This is a wonderful place full of fine debate and Dharma and many resources.. I spent some time under the tutelage of Nichiren Buddhism and I chanted The Expedient Means & Thus Come One of the Lotus Sutra Daily for years..Very good practice..At any ...
by take2daily
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Identity
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: My Identity

Thanks Jim, much appreciated.. I am sure you are right..
by take2daily
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Identity
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: My Identity

Thanks all for the kind welcome.. this is a great resource, I will use it wisely.. :thumbsup:
by take2daily
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Identity
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: My Identity

Welcome to Dharmawheel. :buddha2: :smile: How did this nickname come to your mind? "Take two" of what? Hi Ayu.. well I have a small recording studio on the side of my house where in past years I have done some laying down of tracks..Mostly in two or more takes..lol it has grown somewhat these days ...
by take2daily
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Identity
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

My Identity

Hi I am Steve.. I am on the path of the middle way. I am in training through daily self teaching, reading Sutra and through other Dharma resources and meditation. I basically start when I open my eyes and stop when they fail me. Mine is a happy existence complete with the war I wage with samsara on ...

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