An Ethiopian

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Mesay
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An Ethiopian

Postby Mesay » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:41 pm

Hello out there!
Dear followers of Buddha, am a young male Ethiopian highly interested and enthusiastic to Buddhas' teaching, there is no Buddhists temple or head quarter here, so my only means of fortifying my Buddha knowledge is through corresponding with overseas followers, is there any one who can guide me to be the follower of Buddha.
with regards :anjali:

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Paul Davy
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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Greetings Mesay,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Feel free to join in the discussions, and ask any questions you may have.

Be sure to vote in the Where Are You From poll: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1697 - Africa needs a few more votes!

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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)

"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: An Ethiopian

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:06 pm

:hello:

Tena yisteline !

Endemene durk!

(Sorry I don't know the Amharic alphabet good enough to write it with the Amharic characters.)

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

My wife is from Ethiopia (Addis Ababa); user name: woini

She does not post much here, but I will let her know another Abesha just joined!

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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby PeterB » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:09 pm

Welcome Mesay.

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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby BlackBird » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:57 pm

Mesay wrote:is there any one who can guide me to be the follower of Buddha.


Hello Mesay

We have an introductory resources thread which you might find of good use :)

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby Aloka » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:26 pm

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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, Mesay.




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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby zavk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:29 pm

Hello and welcome.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:39 am

Hi Mesay
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
As Retro said, please feel free to join in the discussions. Many Dhamma Wheel members live in places where there is no temple nor community of like-minded people. You are welcome to draw some companionship and inspiration here.
kind regards

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:47 am

welcome to Dhamma Wheel
“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: An Ethiopian

Postby bodom » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:13 pm

Welcome Mesay.

:anjali:
“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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