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Hello, I'm here too

Postby Placid-pool » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:25 am

Blessings be upon this site.

Some of you might know me from ES and other places.

I am yer token non-Buddhist who hangs around picking up knowledge and sometimes throwing in the odd comment, or making the tea and baking cakes.

Don't come to me with esoteric questions or philosophy but if you need a large sympathetic shoulder or a world of experience in the harder side of life ... I'm yer witch. Looking forward to this site - friendlier, softer, less abrasive?
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Re: Hello, I'm here too

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:09 pm

Welcome Placid Pool!
Its good to have you here!
There ain't nuthin' tokenistic about you!
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Re: Hello, I'm here too

Postby Placid-pool » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:28 pm

Ben wrote:Welcome Placid Pool!
Its good to have you here!
There ain't nuthin' tokenistic about you!
Metta

Ben


:lol: :lol: :lol: OK not "tokenistic" but maybe "tolkeinesque" ....

Well, I'm here if you need me ... which is a point - someone better show me where the kitchen is because there seems to be a severe lack of tea and home-made cookies on this site.
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Re: Hello, I'm here too

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Placid-pool wrote:Blessings be upon this site.

Some of you might know me from ES and other places.

I am yer token non-Buddhist who hangs around picking up knowledge and sometimes throwing in the odd comment, or making the tea and baking cakes.

Don't come to me with esoteric questions or philosophy but if you need a large sympathetic shoulder or a world of experience in the harder side of life ... I'm yer witch. Looking forward to this site - friendlier, softer, less abrasive?


You mention cake, Where is the Cake??? :?

:lol:

Hi anyway
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Re: Hello, I'm here too

Postby Placid-pool » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:14 pm

Right .... everything in the kitchen seems to have been brought in second hand from somewhere else but I've got it all working now ............ so pile on in and help yourselves to a nice cup of tea and an oat cookie or slice of fruit cake (don't worry - virtual cake is calorie and allergen free!)

Now, I'm going to be in the corner in my rocking chair knitting if anyone wants to chat to me. Enjoy
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Re: Hello, I'm here too

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:10 pm

Greetings Placid Pool,

Lovely to see you here. I hope we can fulfil your expectations for this site... we'll certainly do our best.

Metta,
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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