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adosa
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Hello friends

Postby adosa » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:12 pm

After riding my bicycle through Thailand and Laos in December and January it seemed all the great advice had left the internet But here you all are!!

Thank you for the great site. Hope you have room for one more traveler.

adosa :smile:
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

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Re: Hello friends

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:17 pm

Hi
Welcome to Dhammawheel, where abouts did you cycle, in the two countries?
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hello friends

Postby floating_abu » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:46 pm

Welcome back adosa :)

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Re: Hello friends

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:14 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel, adosa!

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello friends

Postby SeerObserver » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:37 am

Welcome, adosa.

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Re: Hello friends

Postby adosa » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Manapa wrote:Hi
Welcome to Dhammawheel, where abouts did you cycle, in the two countries?


Since the airport in Bangkok was shutdown when my flight was scheduled to arrive, I had the good fortune to be re-routed to Chiang Mai.

From Chiang Mai I headed north through Chiang Dao, Thaton, to Mae Sai, then south to Chiang Khong. From there I took the boat to Pak Beng, Laos then rode north through Muang Beng then to Udomxai. From there it was on to Luang Prabang, Kasi, Vientienne. After crossing the Friendship bridge I rode back up the Thai side of the Mekong to Loei, then on through Dan Sai, Nakon Thai, Uttaradit, Phrae, Lampang and finally back to Chiang Mai.

Great trip, beautiful people. The only real challenges were riding through the hungry dogs, early in the morning, and avoid the tour buses going MACH II.

Thanks again for the welcome

adosa
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

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Re: Hello friends

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:10 pm

Hi
Thanks, sounds like a wonderful trip!
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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