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Ravana
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Hello

Postby Ravana » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:43 pm

I've been lurking here for sometimes reading - lots and lots of wonderful information here. Finally thought of actually registering and posting.

I'm pretty much a beginner, especially in terms of practice, so I hope to find useful advice and information here, and nice dhamma conversations.

:anjali:
“The incomparable Wheel of Dhamma has been set in motion by the Blessed One in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, and no seeker, brahmin, celestial being, demon, god, or any other being in the world can stop it.”

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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:03 pm

Greetings Ravana
And welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Ben
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:47 pm

Greetings and welcome, Ravana.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Hello

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:16 pm

Hi Ravana,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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Re: Hello

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:07 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello

Postby thornbush » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:05 am

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Re: Hello

Postby phil » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:52 am

Hi Ravana

Welcome to Dhammawheel! Looking forward to exploring Dhamma with you :smile:

Metta,

Phil
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(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Hello

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:03 am

oh and btw, i'd like to think in someways we're all beginners... at least until we're arahants
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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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Re: Hello

Postby Ravana » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:59 am

Thanks for the welcome, guys. :smile:
“The incomparable Wheel of Dhamma has been set in motion by the Blessed One in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, and no seeker, brahmin, celestial being, demon, god, or any other being in the world can stop it.”

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:42 am

hi and welcom :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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