Well, hello

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
Fruitzilla
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:21 pm

Well, hello

Postby Fruitzilla » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:29 pm

Hello all,

I registered because there some people here I like to read. As I mostly lean towards western Zen and am not terribly familiar with the Pali canon I guess I'll be reading here mostly.
It looks there won't be much sectarian squabbling here at least :lol:

User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
Posts: 17193
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: War.loun.dig.er.ler
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:25 pm

Welcome Fruitzilla
Its good to see you here! Please feel free to ask questions and contribute.
We hope Dhamma Wheel will be a place where everyone feels comfortable.
Kind regards

Ben
“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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

User avatar
retrofuturist
Posts: 15729
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:56 pm

Greetings Fruit,

Lovely to see you here.

Whilst there is indeed a Theravada focus here in terms of subject matter, we're doing our best to make members of all Buddhist traditions who are interested in learning a little more about the Pali Canon or Theravada Buddhism in general (either as a complement their current practice, general interest, whatever) feel welcome. If you see any way we can accommodate you better, please let us know.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6009
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:16 am

just a quick hi
hope you find it enjoyable here
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."

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 4875
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Well, hello

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:14 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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

User avatar
genkaku
Posts: 416
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:14 pm
Location: Northampton, Mass. U.S.A.
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:58 pm

Welcome fruitzilla. I'm in somewhat the same boat you describe and no one has bitten or banned me yet. :) Of course there's always the next post to consider. :jumping:

User avatar
Dhammanando
Posts: 2561
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Chiang Mai

Re: Well, hello

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi Fruitzilla,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
The Great Sage did thus proclaim
With many a diverse chosen name
Vipassanā stilled and purified,
That to Emergence is allied.

Saṃsāra-cycle’s swamp of pain
Is vast and terrible; a man
Wisely should strive as best he can,
If he would this Emergence gain.
(Visuddhimagga XXI)

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 8869
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:55 pm

:hello: Welcome. Western Zen (I think) is somewhat similar to "Modern Theravada."

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6009
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:14 pm

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."


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot] and 4 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine