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Hi From Manapa

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:34 pm

Just like to thank Dhammanando Bhikkhu for pointing out this group to me on Facebook! and to the Administrators for Creating the Group!

Not to Much I can Say about me except I am Manx, Live in Scotland, and Favour the Practice as taught by Ajahn Chah, through Ajahn Khemadhammo of the Forest Hermitage in the UK

My name on the net is a rough translation to pali of my actual name and am an entheusiastic Layman of the practice!

hope to make many friends here and if not be of use at least recieve some help ;D

I have just finished a draft of notes but being called a sort of commentary on the Satipatthana Sutta

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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:36 pm

Greetings again and welcome!

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby Fede » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:39 pm

Hi manapa, nice to meet you!

Retro, does this mean the Lotus Cafe is now closed and we get coffee here only? ;)
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:47 pm

COFFEE!
I only drink Orange Mocha Latte Frappichinos :lol: (OK a reference to Zoolander)

and Hi Again! I'll post a link to to the "commentary" I done on the same section shortly save swapping between the two rooms!
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"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: Hi From Manapa

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:03 pm

I like your signature line, but what about the middle?!!

Just messin with ya.

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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:30 pm

TheDhamma wrote:I like your signature line, but what about the middle?!!

Just messin with ya.



DAMN right need a Orange Mocha Latte Frappichino and some gaffa tape to sort this mess out now!
:lol:
Where are the scissors to cut the signature up?
:lol:
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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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Hi From Manapa who is Now Cittasanto

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 am

Suppose I should re-introduce myself considering the recent Name change.

I was Manapa as the thread is originally called, and have been an Anagarika for the past 15 months or so. I asked for a 'Dhamma-Name when I left the Anagarika Training on 09-01-2012 and received Cittasanto, which means 'one who has a peaceful mind/heart'. I am quite happy about it as one of my friends there who was the exact opposite of me had the reverse name Santamano :)

anyway I was at the monastery for nearly 2years in total, and would recommend the training for anyone, even if becoming a Bhikkhu isn't on the cards for you, it is certainly well worth it.

I decided to leave the training for a number of reasons, which I won't go into here in public other than to say I no longer found it as beneficial, as I had a month or so ago, and unlike some recent posts would indicate from others, I found at least some of the Monastics were, at least, Very good people, and personally wouldn't be surprised if they had attained the path to some degree, but they certainly didn't say so to myself and the only one I asked directly (in a particular context of conversation of why I done certain things for them even when it caused me difficulties) did deny any such attainment.

The Community there helped me in many ways and I am Very Grateful for the opportunity. :anjali:
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"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: Hi From Manapa

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:34 am

I think I've said it to you privately but its worth saying again - great name!
Great to have you here Cittasanto either as an anagarika or upasaka!
kind regards,

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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby Ytrog » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:13 am

Great name :thumbsup:
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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby Renlaenderin » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Hi Manapa,

I have seen you all over the forums already, but i felt saying hello officially can never be wrong :)

Very nice to meet you :group:

Ren

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Re: Hi From Manapa

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:45 pm

Yes, well it is more todo with the change of name to Cittasanto than a introduction, but it has been some time since I was a regular so thought it wouldn't hurt
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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