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Auguste
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Hey :)

Postby Auguste » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:42 pm

Hello everyone, I'm Auguste from Brussels and I'm 23.. My main language is french so I'm a bit ashamed of the multiple mistakes I'm about to make. haha
I'm not an experienced person although I'm interested in meditation and buddhism since 3 years now.. I really started practicing since last september after my first retreat (S.N Goenka centre in Belgium) which was a nice experience. Even though my life is quite nice and that I have not really much to complain about, I think I always wanted to find a middle way through this life and meditation seems to be the best thing to do to reach what's the best in here.
In advance thank you for the advices and the motivation I'll get for my daily routine by reading your posts. Have a nice day !

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Re: Hey :)

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:06 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Auguste!! :group:

With metta,
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hey :)

Postby Mkoll » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:53 pm

Salutations, Auguste!

Your English is quite intelligible and clear!

:anjali:
Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi


Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Re: Hey :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:10 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:toast:

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:03 am

Bonjour Auguste and welcome to Dhammawheel!
Don't worry about your English - we are all learners.
All the very best with your practice and progress on the Noble Path.
With metta,
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

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hey :)

Postby SarathW » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:23 am

:hello:

PS:
My English is not that good either. :)
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hey :)

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:29 am

Welcome!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:57 am

Welcome Auguste!
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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Re: Hey :)

Postby Auguste » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:44 am

Thank you all ! :)

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:46 am

Greetings Auguste,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Auguste » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Thanks !

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Re: Hey :)

Postby jungblood » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:33 pm

Welcome to the forum Auguste! I'm relatively new too... I signed up a few months ago but have only really started making use of the forum recently - it's a great forum with a lot of experienced and knowledgable participants - a real resource! I look forward to reading your posts... :anjali:
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Re: Hey :)

Postby Taijitu » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:48 am

Hello! :D
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