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Howdy from ZFI

Postby Jok_Hae » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:18 pm

Howdy all! :hello: I am a zennie so I'll be mostly lurking here, but I do have an interest in the Pali canon. I am currently reading the Digha Nikaya. I thought I would also show a bit of solidarity, as most us are refugees from "you know where". Plus, your smilies are better over here! :twothumbsup:

Good luck and thanks for practicing,
Keith

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Rui Sousa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:21 pm

:hello:

Welcome.
With Metta

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:24 pm

Greetings Keith,

Welcome and thanks for dropping by.

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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: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:25 pm

Greetings Keith and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
There's no need to lurk!
Feel free to participate in our forums!
Metta

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Jok_Hae » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:28 pm

Thanks folks! Ben - I usually don't understand what the heck they're saying in Zen land, never mind a tradition I am not all that familiar with! :lol:

Keith

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:15 am

Hi Keith,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Tex » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:40 am

Welcome Keith, and don't be shy -- I trust that you'll find this forum as welcoming as I find ZFI with my questions about Zen.

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"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:45 am

Hi
“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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