Greetings from the desert

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Mexicali
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Greetings from the desert

Postby Mexicali » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:26 pm

Hi. I have just made the jump from Mahayana practice to Theravada practice. Glad to find this place.
"We do not embrace reason at the expense of emotion. We embrace it at the expense of self-deception."
-- Herbert Muschamp

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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby clw_uk » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:33 pm

Greetings and welcome to the site friend


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The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:37 pm

Hi Mexicali

Welocme to Dhamma Wheel! I look forward to your contributions!
If you wish to maintain your interest in Mahayana, you may wish to also check out our sister-site, Dharmawheel.net. If your interest is more the Zen/Chan schools of Mahayana, have a look at zenforumsinternational.com.
Metta

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:52 pm

Greetings Mexicali,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Mexicali » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:03 pm

Thank you all. Good to make your acquaintance.
"We do not embrace reason at the expense of emotion. We embrace it at the expense of self-deception."
-- Herbert Muschamp

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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:04 am

hi
“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: Greetings from the desert

Postby zavk » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:15 am

Hello and welcome.
With metta,
zavk

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Mexicali
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Mexicali » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:03 pm

Ben
Thanks for the links. However, with all due respect to my rl Mahayana friends and teachers, who I still consider my dharma brothers, I am trying to stay away from Mahayana theory and polemic right now. Not because I'm closed-minded; I just don't want to get into my 500th debate about crazy wisdom and the Lotus Sutra. :coffee:

Thanks all again for the welcomes.
"We do not embrace reason at the expense of emotion. We embrace it at the expense of self-deception."
-- Herbert Muschamp

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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:40 pm

Welcome Mexicali! :smile:

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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby BlackBird » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:45 pm

Welcome Mexicali, hope your day is filled with Dhamma, and your practise goes well.
With metta
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta


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