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Fruitzilla
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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:

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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.
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Re: Well, hello

Postby Paul Davy » 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. :)
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Re: Well, hello

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

just a quick hi
hope you find it enjoyable here
“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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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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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

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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:

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Re: Well, hello

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

Hi Fruitzilla,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
    Yathā bubbuḷakaṃ passe, yathā passe marīcikaṃ,
    Evaṃ lokaṃ avekkhantaṃ, maccurājā na passati.

    One should see it as a bubble;
    One should see it as a mirage.
    Who regards the world thus
    The King of Death sees him not.
    (Dhammapada 170)


    ผู้ที่มองเห็นโลก ว่าไม่จีรังและหาสาระอะไรมิได้
    เช่นเดียวกับคนมองฟองน้ำและพยับแดด
    คนเช่นนี้พญามารย่อมตามหาไม่พบ ฯ
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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."

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Re: Well, hello

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

Welcome
“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.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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