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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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Ben
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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 Paul Davy » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:47 pm

Greetings and welcome, Ravana.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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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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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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Ravana
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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:
“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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