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SDC
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Hello

Postby SDC » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:03 am

Hello everyone.

I'm happy to have found these forums. I have been interested in philosophy, psychology, physics and Buddhism for many years, but it is only in this last year that I began studying Theravada. And what a year it has been. I believe I have found what I want to do with my life. While I feel I may still be in a period of developing complete trust in the Dhamma, that has not stopped the teachings from pervading and positively influencing nearly every aspect of my life. And my recent discovery of many lectures by Venerable Madawela Punnaji have taken my trust and appreciation even further. I look forward to some interesting discussions with everyone.

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:04 am

Hi and welcome to Dhammawheel :anjali:
“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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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Hello

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:19 am

Greetings SDC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:34 am

SDC wrote:And my recent discovery of many lectures by Venerable Madawela Punnaji have taken my trust and appreciation even further.


:twothumbsup: good choice of reading material.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21645282402 (Bhante Punnaji fan club on facebook)

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:52 am

Hello SDC,


Welcome :group:

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello

Postby SDC » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:12 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.

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Re: Hello

Postby Cafael Dust » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Hi there. Your signature picture surprised me pleasantly, thanks.
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Re: Hello

Postby SDC » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:06 am

You're welcome. :smile:

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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:01 am

Welcome!

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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