Introduction

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Alvaro
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Introduction

Postby Alvaro » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:31 pm

Greetings!
Just introducing myself. My name is Alvaro, I'm in Argentina. I found your site very interesting and, considering that there is very little buddhism here, and even less Theravada, i hope to find some good dhamma friends and some help here. Also to do my best to contribute.
With Metta,

Alvaro

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Alobha
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Re: Introduction

Postby Alobha » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:59 pm

Welcome Alvaro! :buddha1:

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little_stone
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Re: Introduction

Postby little_stone » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:59 pm

:hello:

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Introduction

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:11 pm

Bienvenido Alvaro! Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Introduction

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:22 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Nice looking Buddha statue-photo you chose for your avatar.

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Re: Introduction

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:24 pm

Welcome Alvaro!

David N. Snyder wrote:Nice looking Buddha statue-photo you chose for your avatar.


I agree! Nice avatar!

:anjali:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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cooran
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Re: Introduction

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:16 pm

Welcome Alvaro! Look forward to seeing your posts arround the forums. :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Ben
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Re: Introduction

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:17 pm

Greetings Alvaro and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Introduction

Postby dhamma_newb » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:36 pm

Hi Alvaro! :smile: Welcome!!!
The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Alvaro
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Re: Introduction

Postby Alvaro » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:54 pm

Thanks for the welcome, people!
Looking forward to learn from you all.
And i also agree about my avatar :tongue: ...I was looking for small size images to use as avatar here and the second i saw it i knew it was the one!

With metta,
Alvaro

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vidar
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Re: Introduction

Postby vidar » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:00 pm

Bienvenido a Dhamma Wheel Alvaro!!!

:anjali:
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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Cittasanto
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Re: Introduction

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:28 pm

Welcome aboard
“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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"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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Re: Introduction

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:54 pm

Welcome!

Your avatar is very similar to my own Buddha statue:

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Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122


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