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This is the Best Forum!

Postby dhammashells » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:47 pm

I just wanted to share my enthusiasm of finding this forum. I've searched quite a while for something with meat to it and with people that you can actually gain knowledge from and just from reading some of the forums and threads, this website is not lacking at all. I'm so happy to make this my forum home!

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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:49 pm


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby Jechbi » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:00 pm

You're right!
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:21 pm

“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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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:04 pm

Welcome dhammashells. Hope you find something useful here.

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Postby Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:28 am

Can't argue with you, it's pretty outstanding.

"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

"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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Postby Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:30 am

Welcome dhammashells!
I'm glad you like it here!

“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: This is the Best Forum!

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:49 am

I like the feeling of freedom here. I don't feel like I'll get "whacked" if I make a mistake or say something stupid here. :thumbsup:

The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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