Shwmai from Wales! :)

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Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Emi » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:45 am

Hello all at The Dhamma Wheel, my name's Emily and I'm 17 years old :)

I've been a lay Buddhist (practising) since the age of 10, but I was first exposed at the age of about 8 or 9. I had been a member of (much missed) E-sangha for coming on 6 years (as 'Xonikz') when it went down, and ever since I've been searching for a Buddhist forum (particularly Therevada, as that's the school of thought I follow) for ages!

Despite losing E-sangha, after looking at just a few posts on this forum, I feel like I'm home already, comfortably between like-minded people. :)

I hope you're all doing ok on your respective journeys, and I can only hope my posts on this forum match the wisdom I've seen already! :D

Namaste, friends,
"When all you've got is nothing, there's a lot to go around."

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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:11 pm

Greetings Emi!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. I hope you like it here.

“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:27 pm

hope you enjoy it here
“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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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Moggalana » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:05 pm

Hi Emily :)
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:58 pm

Greetings Emily,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:05 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Dugu » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:08 am

Hi Emily.

Wow you started following at such a young age, that is so rare. I am so impressed. Good to have you here. :twothumbsup:

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