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Greetings All!

Postby seagrace » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:19 pm

Greetings! I have been lurking for a few days, and thought, "gee, how rude!" So, here is my intro. I've been studying Buddhism for around 8 years now, with no formal teachings, no teacher and no particular affinity for any one school. I figure I am just trying to understand this experience as a whole and when the time is right, a teacher or more formal sangha will appear. It's magic, right? :sage:

Anyway, I prolly won't have much to say, I am more interested in absorbing knowledge now, figuring I will forever be a student - or at least a few more lifetimes based on my current progress . :rolleye: I sorta found this site after growing tired of another, more rigid e-sangha website, and I look forward to gaining knowledge here.

gassho and :namaste:
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:04 pm

Hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby phil » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:37 am

Hi seagrace

Welcome aboard. You wrote "I figure I am just trying to understand this experience as a whole and when the time is right, a teacher or more formal sangha will appear. It's magic, right?"

Well, not magic really, because we have accumulated a lot of unwholesome inclinations that will seek to have their way (even when it comes to Dhamma, part of us seeks comfort in a clinging way) but we are also accumulating wisdom that guides us in the right way. There are these kind of conditions at work. But I like you attitude to stay open and wait to know where to really devote oneself. I'm still waiting!

Anyways, again, welcome to Dhammawheel. :smile:

Metta,

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(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby sukhamanveti » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:53 am

Hi, seagrace. Welcome. :hello:
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby seagrace » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:47 pm

thank you Phil. I appreciate your wisdom. I was just kidding about the magic part.
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby clw_uk » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:12 pm

Greetings Seagrace


Welcome to the site, good to have you here


:hello:


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Open your mind and see, open your mind and rise. Shine the light of wisdom and see, don't wait till the end of time.
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:09 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel, seagrace.

Metta,
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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Greetings All!

Postby zavk » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:37 am

Welcome!

Metta,
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby Tex » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:37 am

Nice to meet you!

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