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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:
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » 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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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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:

metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---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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SDC
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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.
Not twice, not three times, not once,
the wheel is turning.

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SDC
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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!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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