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Glenn
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Hello

Postby Glenn » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:08 pm

As a long time lurker at ES and here, I've decided to finally sign up for Dhamma Wheel. Here in Minnesota, we're a bit spoiled for choices as to how we want to practice Buddhism. Minneapolis has the second largest Tibetan population in the US with a center in each tradition. It also has Soto Zen centers run by Dharma heirs of Dainin Katagiri (including Steve Hagen).

But I have decided that I wanted to practice in the Therevadin tradition because it speaks to most to me. I am grateful to have such a wonderful and helpful resource available to me.

Glenn

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Ben
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:22 pm

Hi Welcome

A big warm welcome from Tasmania!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! In a place where you have such a surplus of choice, it is heartening to know that you think very highly of our small community here at Dhamma Wheel!
I am looking forward to your contributions.
Metta

Ben
“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: Hello

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:49 pm

Greetings Glenn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
“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)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Hello

Postby thornbush » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:21 am

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Re: Hello

Postby phil » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 am

Hey Glenn

Welcome on da Wheel! :smile:

Metta,

Phil
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Hello

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:13 am

Hi Glenn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
    Yathā bubbuḷakaṃ passe, yathā passe marīcikaṃ,
    Evaṃ lokaṃ avekkhantaṃ, maccurājā na passati.

    One should see it as a bubble;
    One should see it as a mirage.
    Who regards the world thus
    The King of Death sees him not.
    (Dhammapada 170)


    ผู้ที่มองเห็นโลก ว่าไม่จีรังและหาสาระอะไรมิได้
    เช่นเดียวกับคนมองฟองน้ำและพยับแดด
    คนเช่นนี้พญามารย่อมตามหาไม่พบ ฯ
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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:55 am

Hi Glenn

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
“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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Re: Hello

Postby Rui Sousa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:39 am

:hello:

Welcome.
With Metta


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