Introducing myself

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Samuel, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Samuel

    Samuel New Member

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    Hello,

    I am Samuel, from Israel.
    ( Actually, the name is Shmuel - this is the Hebrew original for Samuel. However, I think that Shmuel looks strange in English, so I am fine with being called Samuel. )

    I am a Jew by birth, but I was raised mostly in a secular atmosphere.
    Currently I am interested mostly in Indian religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

    Thanks for enabling the exchange
     
  2. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Samuel (Shmuel). Nice to have you.
     
  3. Nick the Pilot

    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Hi Samuel, are you familiar with the different kinds of Buddhism?
     
  4. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    Shalom, Shmuel. Ma shlimcha?

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  5. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator

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    Hello Samuel. Welcome to the forum. We're happy that you've decided to join us!
     
  6. Samuel

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    I have read (and liked) books by the Dalai Lama, books on basic human values rather than on Buddhism specifically.

    I did read some books on Tibetan Buddhism, and even listened to a few lectures from Tibetan monks. I have not read anything from other Buddhist schools. Generally, the Buddhist notions of what is the self tend to confuse me...
    Right now, my main interest is Jainism.
     
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  7. Samuel

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    Shalom Phyllis. Gmar Hatima Tova!

    (This is actually Yom Kippur today, the day when Jews ask for forgiveness for their misdeeds from others, and from God. The traditional wish on this day is "Gmar Hatima Tova", which literally means "end of good sealing". I think the belief is that God decides on what will befall us the upcoming year. The "sealing" refers to God "sealing" the decision, though it is not taken too literally... )
     

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