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Postby Pakow Chris » Fri May 30, 2014 11:06 am

Hi,

This forum has the ability to inspire and lift ones spirit. Thanks alot!

I'm a pakow (white clothed anagarika) from Norway living on 8 precepts in a forest monastery in Northern Thailand. Been doing so for the last seven months and my aspiration is to become a monk (in due time).

The Abbot here is very "modern" and lets me use smart phone to be connected to the net (of course not for the purpose of entertaining my kilesas (too much)).

You are a real resource! Thanks once again.
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Postby cooran » Fri May 30, 2014 11:25 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Pakow Chris! :group:

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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 30, 2014 11:26 am

Welcome aboard.

I think we already have at least one active member from Norway.
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 30, 2014 3:14 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby Mkoll » Fri May 30, 2014 5:32 pm

Welcome to the forum, pakow!

May you practice well.
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Postby Anagarika » Sat May 31, 2014 12:14 am

Pakow Chris:

From one anagarika to another, welcome, and I hope this forum I beneficial for you, as it has been for myself and many others. If you're in Northern Thailand, and perhaps near Fang, Chiang Mai region, we can meet up and say hello at Wat Sriboonruang or nearby. I live in the states but visit my "home Wat" as often as I can. I amglad you chose northern Thaland...so much beauty and many good Wats with good Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sat May 31, 2014 4:06 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Postby bodom » Sat May 31, 2014 5:37 am

Welcome!

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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: pakow greets you, good forum

Postby Pakow Chris » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:55 pm

Cheers venerable and dhamma dudes! I believe Kåre, the Norwegian Pali expert, is contributing quite a lot on this board, yes.

@anagarika: that might well be an excellent way of getting to see more of the many beautiful monasteries around in this great region. PM me next time you're coming to thailand!
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Re: pakow greets you, good forum

Postby Skogskloster » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:31 pm

Your community from Norway greets you welcome Christian :anjali:
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