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New guy here!

Postby André » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:44 pm

Hello there! I'm a bloke from Sweden, 19 years old(in 17 minutes). I discovered the path maybe a month ago, and I've spent a great deal of time reading about the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha through the Internet and the book 'Simple Guides: Theravada Buddhism', which I felt was a good way to get a general understanding of it, and slowly I understand more and more.
For some reason I did not connect with it a few months earlier, when I was doing a project about Buddhism. Oh, I tell you, you would go nuts if you saw just how much I did misinterpret at that time.

I've also done some meditation, though I'm lacking in patience too many times =|(working on it). Anyway, I will probably say the one dumb thing after another here, so please correct me whenever that happens :twothumbsup:

Looking forward to lots of interesting discussions with you!

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Re: New guy here!

Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Hey Andre

Glad to have you with us :smile:
Happy Birthday!

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: New guy here!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:50 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Happy Birthday too!

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Re: New guy here!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:00 pm

hi and Happy Birthday now I suppose
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"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."

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Re: New guy here!

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:13 pm

Hi Andre
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Don't worry about saying dumb things. We're all learners here.
And happy birthday to you!
Have a great day!

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: New guy here!

Postby André » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Thank you so much for the warm welcome!

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Re: New guy here!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:57 pm

Greetings André,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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Re: New guy here!

Postby zavk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:30 pm

Welcome and Happy Birthday, Andre!
With metta,

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Re: New guy here!

Postby pink_trike » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:44 am

Welcome, and happy b'day!
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen


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Re: New guy here!

Postby M.Seiffert » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:40 am

Happy Birthday buddy!! :woohoo:

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Re: New guy here!

Postby Vardali » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:13 am

Happy Birthday and welcome :)

And we are all trying to learn as good as we can, so you are in good company here :anjali:

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