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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,

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

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


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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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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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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!

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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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:


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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
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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,

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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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Re: Howdy from ZFI

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

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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