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Postby seeker242 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:15 am

Hi there! My name's John and I live in Florida. :) I've been practicing Buddhism for about 20 years or so and found this forum on the Internets and figured I would register and perhaps participate. I started practicing in a Zen tradition and still do. Although these past few years I've taken an interest in reading the Pali Canon. Wonderful set of texts that is! I really don't differentiate between Theravada, Zen, Tibetan, etc. It's all just "Buddhism" if you ask me. :) So I really don't consider myself to be a "Zen Buddhist" or a "Theravada Buddhist" but just "Buddhist" and that's it. I hope that's ok?! Cheers!
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Re: Hi!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:56 am

Hi John,


Welcome. Anyone with your interests is welcome here, as long as you abide by the terms of service.

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Re: Hi!

Postby Yana » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:27 am

Hi John!

Welcome! :hello:

Ps.I'm new too! :tongue:
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Postby cooran » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:31 am

Welcome John! I've been away in India and initially missed your Intro.
Hope you find DhammaWheel a good place to be.

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Postby Ben » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:07 am

Greetings John and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

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

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:40 am

Welcome. I hope you find this forum of interest and value.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

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Re: Hi!

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:00 am



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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:18 am

Welcome! :heart:
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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