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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.
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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:24 pm

Greetings Keith,

Welcome and thanks for dropping by.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“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: 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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- 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: 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,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
The Great Sage did thus proclaim
With many a diverse chosen name
Vipassanā stilled and purified,
That to Emergence is allied.

Saṃsāra-cycle’s swamp of pain
Is vast and terrible; a man
Wisely should strive as best he can,
If he would this Emergence gain.
(Visuddhimagga XXI)

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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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"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

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

Hi
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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