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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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Re: Introduction

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

:hello:

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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:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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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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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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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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Re: Introduction

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

Welcome aboard
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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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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Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122


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