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Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby nissaranamagga » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:31 pm

Hello All,

I'm Chandima from Sri Lanka. 24M. I study for a BA in Buddhist studies and started run a small Buddhist travel service.
Glad to find this forum and special thanks to dukkhanirodha for recommending this.

Be well!

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby Monkey Mind » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:35 pm

Welcome. The business sounds like fun, I look forward to hearing more about it.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby bodom » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:57 pm


The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:06 pm

it has been a long time since we last managed to catch up!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel :anjali:
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby BlackBird » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:42 pm

Hey mate, glad to see you here

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:52 pm

Hi Chandima
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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 from Sri Lanka.

Postby baratgab » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:21 pm

Wow, you are lucky to be there! Greetings from Hungary. :)

I'm travelling to Sri Lanka too, not later than the end of March, with the plan of ordination. :woohoo:
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:23 pm

Welcome to DW Chandima! :anjali:
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 from Sri Lanka.

Postby cooran » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:26 pm

Hello chan,


Where abouts in Sri Lanka are you?

I attend a small forest monastery south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with many Sri Lankan dayakas.

baratgab ~ Amunodana with your kusala cetana!

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby Sekha » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 pm

Welcome, nissaranamagga.

I think you'll find a friendly place here.

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As a sweet-smelling and beautiful lotus flower may grow upon a heap of rubbish thrown on the highway, so also, out of the rubbish heap of beings may appear a disciple of the Buddha, who with his wisdom, shines resplendent in wisdom. -/ Dhp 58-59
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:06 pm

Greetings nissaranamagga,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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)

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby shjohnk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:25 am

Welcome to Dhammawheel friend :smile:
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby zavk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:54 am

With metta,
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby nissaranamagga » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:38 pm

Thanks all......

@ Monkey Mind- Yeah it is especially the opportunity to get to know some really interesting people is really wonderful.

@ Manapa- Thank mate. Glad to see you here.

@ baratgab - Thats great. would like to hear more about it. Where are you planning to get ordained. May be we can catch up in SL?

@ cooran- My home town is kuliyapitiya (kurunegala district- north western province) But i spend a few days of the week in Colombo due to my classes.

Thanks again to all, keep up the good work. be well and Happy!

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:25 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:43 pm

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat
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