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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Re: An Ethiopian

Postby retrofuturist » 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. :)
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“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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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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Re: An Ethiopian

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

welcome to Dhamma Wheel
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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Re: An Ethiopian

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

Welcome Mesay.

:anjali:
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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