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Greetings to All.

Postby Ordinaryperson » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:32 pm

Greetings to All,

I have just arrived at this website through thornbush from another site so pop in to say hello to everyone.

I only found this site when I started to wonder where Bhante Dhammanando has gone so asked around and here I am.

I am pleased to see many familiar names around so I am going to hang around to learn.

A quick intro, I belong to Theravada Buddhism and our linkage to Theravada Buddhism (father side) stretches back a very very long time but my knowledge is limited only to what I have been taught by my father so I can only talk about experience I know.

Will upload my avatar later ...

:anjali:
~Actively trying to destroy the Three Unwholesome Roots of Greed, Hatred and Ignorance~
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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby sukhamanveti » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:43 pm

Hi Ordinaryperson,

Welcome! :smile:
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5
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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby phil » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:03 pm

Welcome aboard, Ordinary Person. :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: Greetings to All.

Postby Fede » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:05 pm

I don't believe there is any such thing as an "Ordinary person"..... all are extraordinary, in their own, unique, 'not-self' kind of way..... ;)

Welcome!! :clap:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby genkaku » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:07 pm

Welcome OP. Hope you find something useful here.
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Postby thornbush » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:35 pm

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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:13 pm

Welcome! :anjali:
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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:26 pm

Welcome
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
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Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby SeerObserver » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:42 pm

Glad to see you here, Ordinaryperson. I'm pleased to see another familiar joining up over here, especially one whose posts I have enjoyed.
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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:59 pm

Greetings Ordinary Person,

Excellent to see you join us here at Dhamma Wheel... I was wondering when you would arrive!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Greetings to All.

Postby Ordinaryperson » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:29 pm

Thanks all for the welcome everyone.

Nice website Retro. :twothumbsup:

I have been very busy for a while now (doing this :reading: for work ... ) so was unable to do the things I like and only managed to occasionally drop by the other site. The other site is good too so I guess I will be visiting both whenever I can.

I will continue to be very busy until at least August 09 as I need to jump over the final hurdle ( well ... second last major hurdle) in my life, but I will try to read as much if not to learn as much as I can while visiting Dhamma Wheel and the other site.

Anyway, glad that I find everyone here again.

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