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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.
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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.
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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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Welcome on da Wheel!
I hope that every time I post it will be accompanied by a wish for the wellbeing of everyone in this sangha and all beings.
(so I don't have to write "metta" every time!)
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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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
“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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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog - Some Suttas Translated.
"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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