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Hello everyone

Postby Dav PL » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:15 pm

Hello everyone.

My name is David, I live in the UK, and am married to Elaine. I am also vegetarian, & have been since December 2000. I’m very lucky really. Twice in my life, I’ve had serious health problems (life-threatening), but was looked after so well, by good and caring people and my health in recent years has been good.

Unfortunately, I’m not working at the moment. I was rather let-down by my employers. It was for a fixed term, and the training I was meant to have didn’t take place because my manager had a fall, ended up on crutches, and ended up on long term sick-leave. I was released from my contract early. This was unfortunate, but something of a blow. The job before that however, was not a happy story. Basically, I was psychologically bullied, and basically, hounded out. My self-confidence and self-esteem hit rock bottom, and are still very low. I’m trying now to put these two episodes behind me and get on with my life.

I have felt a closeness to Buddhism for about five or six years now. I've a lot to be thankful for, but unfortunately, due to stresses and the hecticness of life, and also, where I am (there not being many Buddhists around) it has been pushed to the side a bit. Reading what I have done about Buddhism, I have found it so strikes a chord with how I feel. To this end, it is good meeting like-minded people such as you all here. Finally, Bodiyaha is somewhere I’d love to visit one day, It must be so special there.

I'll finish here by saying I am so looking forward to getting to know you all.
Peace and Light
David :smile:

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:20 pm

Welcome! May you meet with success and find true happiness in this lifetime!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:40 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Hope everything works out with the work situation.

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:53 pm

Greetings David,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Best wishes.

Metta,
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)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:51 am

Hi David
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I am looking forward to your contributions.
Kind regards

Ben
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: Hello everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:58 am

Greetings David,

Ben wrote:I am looking forward to your contributions.


He means posts... not donations! :tongue:

Well there's my bit of communication management for the day... back to the old...

:coffee:

Metta,
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)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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