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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,
Keith

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

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

:hello:

Welcome.
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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:24 pm

Greetings Keith,

Welcome and thanks for dropping by.

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Retro. :)
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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!
Metta

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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:

Keith

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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
    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
    (ธรรมบท ๑๗๐)

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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

Hi
“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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