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Title: New here buddhist convert
Post by: lingj on January 02, 2018, 06:18:05 am
Namo Budhay, I used to be a Musilm but saw evil in that religion so i left and accepted Buddha as the leader and lord. :namaste: . I'm 34 years old and i like the changes(religion). Also I'm a patient of psychosis (schizophrenia). My name is Ling Javed. Thank you
Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: Anemephistus on January 02, 2018, 12:16:00 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: Sta3rs02 on January 30, 2018, 08:50:49 am
Hi! I'm also new to Buddhism, but I'm not sure where to start :/
Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: IdleChater on January 30, 2018, 10:29:29 am
Hi! I'm also new to Buddhism, but I'm not sure where to start :/

First and foremost:  start a meditation practice.
Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: meez on January 30, 2018, 10:38:32 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: Serenity.Seeker on January 30, 2018, 03:41:57 pm
Hi! I'm also new to Buddhism, but I'm not sure where to start :/

Welcome -- Here's how I started and re-started, both with books.

What got me going after a long time of being away from Buddhism was what I wish I'd had at the outset: a remarkable Graphic Novel called BUDDHA An Enlightened Life.  I'll review it in the Books and Movies section later.  My first introduction was the book Siddhartha, also about Siddhartha Gautama Buddha's inspiring life.  A lot of people read biographies for inspiration.  BUDDHA is an inspiring read for many reasons.  First, it's VISUAL along with textual.  This is soo very valuable.  It turns on both halves of your brain in a major way!  It's like you're getting fed nutritious broth after a long fast.  At least it was for me.  Second, it's a just-right length.  It's a book thin enough and light enough to carry with you (and also very pretty!) in your pack, and substantial enough to feed you well.  Siddhartha was given to me by my Comparative Religions teacher, a story of the life of Buddha from before he became enlightened.  It's great, by Hermann Hesse, (who incidentally was bi-polar) but I like books with pictures in.   :anjali:
Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: Anemephistus on January 30, 2018, 05:01:44 pm
Hi! I'm also new to Buddhism, but I'm not sure where to start :/


Hello, since you have chosen to investigate, what have you already been looking into?  There are people of several minds, IdleChatter has suggested Meditation, which is great, and in principle it's a very good think to do I think, but it does help to have some knowledge going into it. I usually suggest reading and study, I am guessing another might suggest a finding a Sangha or meditation center in you area.  None of these ideas are exclusive and of course finding a Practice center, or Sangha or temple,  study, and meditation together would be great!  There is a lot of information and a lot of different ideas. There is a thread from this forum:

http://www.freesangha.com/forums/beginner's-buddhism/the-one-book-for-beginners/ (http://www.freesangha.com/forums/beginner's-buddhism/the-one-book-for-beginners/)

There is also this link which I think is really great for a place to start:

http://www.freesangha.com/forums/beginner's-buddhism/a-z-so-what-is-buddhism-online-resources-and-e-books/ (http://www.freesangha.com/forums/beginner's-buddhism/a-z-so-what-is-buddhism-online-resources-and-e-books/)


Title: Re: New here buddhist convert
Post by: Ron-the-Elder on February 11, 2018, 11:42:04 am
Hi, Ling

Welcome to our forum.  Look forward to reading your posts.

Ron :pray:
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