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Postby wayfarer » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:14 am

Wayfarer lives in Thailand since the 1970s. Wayfarer read Buddhism in college, studied with Khun Sujin briefly in the 1970s. Wayfarer practised in the Mahasi tradition for many years. Wayfarer is grateful for Dhamma Wheel. Wayfarer learns from his intellectual betters but will comment only rarely because his sandana is not erudite and the Buddhist ideas Wayfarer entertains are rather confused and muddled together. W apologises in advance ;)

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Postby Ben » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:16 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel wayfarer.
And please feel free to write in the first person.
kind regards

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

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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:26 am

hope you find what you are looking for here!
and I second Ben, easier to have a conversation with, :tongue:

welcome :anjali:
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Re: wayfarer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:18 am

Mawkish thinks speaking in the third person is cool. Mawkish might adopt this style at work to see if it'll catch on. Mawkish welcomes wayfarer to dhammawheel too.

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby Annapurna » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:09 pm

Interesting . Talking in the third person avoids to refer to an "I"...is it helpful to destroy the illusion?

It reminds me of how the Native Americans used to talk (in movies- no idea if that was authentic, though.)

An example:

"White Eagle Feather" welcomes "Running Bear". White eagle feather heard he doesn't speak with a split tongue. His words are gentle as the wings of the wild dove . May my new brother's path be always safe. May our fates be fulfilled."

I always liked that.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:10 am

Greetings Wayfarer,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:39 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Mawkish thinks speaking in the third person is cool. Mawkish might adopt this style at work to see if it'll catch on. Mawkish welcomes wayfarer to dhammawheel too.


manapa feels this is catching like the flu, in flu season!
manapa things he may need to see a dentist as his tool is broken!
manapa also thinks that he has had enough and would like a way out, ASAP
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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: wayfarer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:36 pm

Manapa wrote:manapa also thinks that he has had enough and would like a way out, ASAP

Mawkish too... so back to the practice Mawkish goes :)

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:39 pm

Manapa thinks the dentist was very nice for taking his tooth out! http://manapa.multiply.com/photos/album ... oken_tooth
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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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