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Wu Wei
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Greetings

Post by Wu Wei » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:09 pm

Hello, there are those that call me Tim

I'm more of a seeker here, I have been looking at Buddhism for a long time, mostly Chan/Zen and I have not every been really looked into Tibetan Buddhism.

I have read a few books by the Dalai Lama several years ago and it never really appealed to me and at times I have not agreed at all. However I recently read "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World" by H.H. Dalai Lama and at every point I started getting that old feeling of not agreeing he went on and explained his position and I found myself agreeing completely in most cases.

It is enough to get me to go back an reread those books and look more at Tibetan Buddhism
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Post by Grigoris » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:18 pm

Welcome Tim/Wu Wei!

I hope that we will be able to clarify some of the points that may be leading to your misunderstanding.
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Post by Nilasarasvati » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:35 pm

Welcome, Oh Tim!

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Post by Punya » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Hi Wu Wei and welcome. :smile: I went through a similar process when I started out too.
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

~Words of My Perfect Teacher

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Post by mandala » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:00 am

Hi Tim,

Welcome! Re-reading dharma books can be like reading them for the first time - always a new surprise!

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Post by Wu Wei » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:35 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Welcome Tim/Wu Wei!

I hope that we will be able to clarify some of the points that may be leading to your misunderstanding.
:namaste:
Thank you.
When I run into them I am sure I will post them

Nilasarasvati wrote:Welcome, Oh Tim!

:sage:
Thank you
Tim the Enchanter (Sorry, I think I may have watched to much M0nty Python)
Punya wrote:Hi Wu Wei and welcome. :smile: I went through a similar process when I started out too.
Good to hear, at least I know it is not just me :)

Thank you
mandala wrote:Hi Tim,

Welcome! Re-reading dharma books can be like reading them for the first time - always a new surprise!
Thank You

I have run into this with other books and I look forward to running into it again with these. What is amazing me is that when I sat them down I was certain I would never pick them up again because I was very much in disagreement with them. What that disagreement was I can no longer remember but I will be rereading them
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Post by Nilasarasvati » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:40 pm

The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum:

The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading:

The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how profound it all was. :crying:

My teacher said that first read is actually the most beneficial. All kinds of karma is being purified. You may not believe in all this stuff, but it makes a lot of sense when you experience it :P

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Post by Wu Wei » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:05 am

Nilasarasvati wrote:The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum:

The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading:

The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how profound it all was. :crying:

My teacher said that first read is actually the most beneficial. All kinds of karma is being purified. You may not believe in all this stuff, but it makes a lot of sense when you experience it :P
Actually I do not doubt that at all...not sure if it is or is not karma...but I do believe it happens
- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Post by DNS » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:39 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Post by lobster » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:31 am

Nilasarasvati wrote:The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum:

The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading:

The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how profound it all was. :crying:

My teacher said that first read is actually the most beneficial. All kinds of karma is being purified. You may not believe in all this stuff, but it makes a lot of sense when you experience it :P
:woohoo:
I knew a good book was worth reading at least 25 times over the years.
. . . now where is my suggested reading list . . . :smile:
:anjali: Hi

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Re: Greetings

Post by Wu Wei » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:38 pm

After much reading, meditation a few life changing events (well, they were life changing for me), I realize, that as much as I am interested in Buddhism, I am not a Buddhist, which is what I was seeking when I came here back in 2013. Although I have not contributed much on the forum, I have learned a lot... .Thank you

I am still not exactly sure what I truly am, I am currently not all that worried about it, however I am finding that I my view of things tend to be much more in line with Philosophical Taoism.....I will likely not be any great contributor in the future but I wanted to say thank you to those that help me along the way

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- Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way. - Wú Chéng'en
- A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

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Re: Greetings

Post by lobster » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:00 am

Fare thee well ...

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Re: Greetings

Post by Jim1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:55 am

Welcome Tim! I love the Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium is one of my favorite books!

With metta,
Jim
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