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tristan
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Hello!

Postby tristan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:51 pm

Hi! I joined Dhamma Wheel because I have, for many years, had one foot quite firmly in Buddhism and been able to nurture my practice, in various ways, by being part of a Unitarian (or in the States a Unitarian Universalist) community. I live in London but have found it remarkably difficult to find a sangha that is a) nearish to me and b) meets at times I can manage with my work. I decided to look online for a community so that I can maintain the wonderful relationship with my UU community, keep my job, have a place to talk about the practice with others and not have to spend lots of time on busses and tubes in order to do it.

I decided to join Dhamma Wheel specifically because it seems to be focused mainly on Theravada practice. I have been drawn to this school because I always feel I have 'got more out of' listening to dhamma talks or reading materials from teachers in the Theravada/Vipassana school, although I value the works from the other traditions.

I'm looking forward to conversing with you!

Peace. /Tristan
Namaste. /Tristan
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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

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Paul Davy
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Re: Hello!

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:45 am

Greetings Tristan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:37 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:coffee:

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cooran
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Re: Hello!

Postby cooran » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:46 am

Welcome Tristan!!! :group:

With metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Cittasanto
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Re: Hello!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:52 pm

Welcome aboard Tristan
“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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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Welcome Tristan!
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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waimengwan
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Re: Hello!

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:44 am

Welcome on board.


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