Dharma Near Disneyland

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Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:31 pm

I'm a sixteen year old girl. Next school year I will be a sophomore in high school.

I live in California in the United States.

In the seventh grade, I learned some things about Buddhism. A friend of mine has told me more about Buddhism. He calls it the Dharma.

In school I learned about the Eight Fold Path. My friend divides the Eight Parts into three groups, wisdom, morality and meditation.

In the wisdom group, he has Right View, which is understanding things as they are and seeing a thing in its true nature without name and label .

He also has Right Intention, which is somehow related to finding the wisdom to see things as they are.

In the morality, he puts Steps four through six. I'm Catholic, so to me they read like a list of commandment. I know that they are not commandments, but don't know what else to call them.

Right speach is about no fraud, perjury, slander, vugarity, or gossip while speaking or listening.

Right Action is about no no killing, stealing, misusing sex, lying, abusing intoxicants.

Right Livelihood is about no selling weapons, slaves, meat, intoxicants, or poison.

Right Effort is about dealing with one's own greed, anger, ignorance, and nurturing one's own generosity, loving kindness, and wisdom.

I understand least, the meditation part, which deals with Steps seven and eight, except that I think they deal with exercises to clear the mind to help see things as they are.

It sort of forms a circle. This site as cool smilies. Seems like I should post one. But I don't know which would be appropiate.

:smile: :smile: :smile: So I'll post three.

Ghid

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by DNS » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:22 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:reading:

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:32 am

Thank you

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by smcj » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:39 am

So far so good with your understanding. Keep going. I hope our various discussions don't confuse you, you seem to be on track without us. :namaste:
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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:58 am

Thank you,

And :namaste:

Cool smiley, I had missed the namastae on the bottom.

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:12 am

I found a copy of Dr Snyder's book, The Complete Book of Buddha‘s Lists --Explained :reading:

Turns out the good Dr Snyder was born in a Year of the Tiger, just like me. Totally cool. :thumbsup: I don't think of myself as a cat, more like a kitten. I chase my tail in a circle, something like the Eight Steps.

I had noticed that Buddhism has lots of lists. I like lists. When Buddha asks me if I have detatched from my stuff, I might need say, "Well sir, everything but my Miley Cyrus tickets and my lists." And then I'll be a jackrabbit in Arizona. :stirthepot:

Ghid :namaste:

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Grigoris » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:34 am

Welcome Ghid! :smile:
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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Son of Buddha » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:37 am

Welcome Ghid :smile:

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm

Thanks to all.

:namaste:

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by DGA » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:43 pm

Hi Ghid,

Welcome to DharmaWheel! I've enjoyed your posts so far...

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:20 am

Jikan wrote:Hi Ghid,

Welcome to DharmaWheel! I've enjoyed your posts so far...
Thank you Mr Jikan, thank you vry much

For you I write a haiku.

Once upon a when,
A where and a how, a what
Found a who on first.

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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by smcj » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:37 am

Once upon a when,
A where and a how, a what
Found a who on first.
:applause: :bow:
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Re: Dharma Near Disneyland

Post by Ghid » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:16 am

smcj wrote:
Once upon a when,
A where and a how, a what
Found a who on first.
:applause: :bow:
Thank you again.

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