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Hey everyone

Postby Perry » Thu May 14, 2009 5:41 pm

Hello there!

I'm Perry, I'm only 18 (nearly 19! :P) and I've been studying Buddhism since last September. I'm leaning more to the Theravadin tradition but I'm in no rush to call myself anything other than a simple Buddhist for the near future.

I have always been interested in Buddhism, but it wasn't until I read Ven. Dhammika's fantastic "Good Question Good Answer" back in September that I became serious about it.

Unfortunately I know nobody in person who is a Buddhist, so therefore 100% of my Buddhist studies have been via the internet and books. Hopefully this will change next week as I have a session with a local Buddhist monk.

Dhamma Wheel looks great, so hopefully I continue to contribute here.

Thankyou.

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Aloka » Thu May 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Hello Perry, I'm from the UK too. Welcome!

I'm not a Theravadin I'm a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner. Although I don't post very often, I really appreciate being able to come here to read some of the many informative threads and improve my knowledge of Theravada.
Enjoy!

Kind wishes,

Dazzle

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu May 14, 2009 9:28 pm

Hi Pmwhewitt!

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Ben » Thu May 14, 2009 10:25 pm

Welcome Perry!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 14, 2009 10:38 pm

Greetings Perry,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Good Question Good Answer was also a very important text for me, back in the day.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

Neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: 'Certainly, this is not the Blessed One's utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.' In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it. (DN 16)

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Perry » Thu May 14, 2009 10:58 pm

Thankyou very much for welcoming me :)

retrofuturist wrote:Good Question Good Answer was also a very important text for me, back in the day.


If you're not already aware of it, you may be interested in Ven. Dhammika's blog. http://sdhammika.blogspot.com, a brilliant read!

Thanks again everyone!

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 15, 2009 4:38 am

Hi and welcome!
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: Hey everyone

Postby zavk » Fri May 15, 2009 5:36 am

Hello!
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 23, 2009 4:16 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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GQGA is a great book! :reading:


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