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Greetings All!

Postby seagrace » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:19 pm

Greetings! I have been lurking for a few days, and thought, "gee, how rude!" So, here is my intro. I've been studying Buddhism for around 8 years now, with no formal teachings, no teacher and no particular affinity for any one school. I figure I am just trying to understand this experience as a whole and when the time is right, a teacher or more formal sangha will appear. It's magic, right? :sage:

Anyway, I prolly won't have much to say, I am more interested in absorbing knowledge now, figuring I will forever be a student - or at least a few more lifetimes based on my current progress . :rolleye: I sorta found this site after growing tired of another, more rigid e-sangha website, and I look forward to gaining knowledge here.

gassho and :namaste:

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Re: Greetings All!

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:04 pm

“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: Greetings All!

Postby phil » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:37 am

Hi seagrace

Welcome aboard. You wrote "I figure I am just trying to understand this experience as a whole and when the time is right, a teacher or more formal sangha will appear. It's magic, right?"

Well, not magic really, because we have accumulated a lot of unwholesome inclinations that will seek to have their way (even when it comes to Dhamma, part of us seeks comfort in a clinging way) but we are also accumulating wisdom that guides us in the right way. There are these kind of conditions at work. But I like you attitude to stay open and wait to know where to really devote oneself. I'm still waiting!

Anyways, again, welcome to Dhammawheel. :smile:


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(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 All!

Postby sukhamanveti » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:53 am

Hi, seagrace. Welcome. :hello:
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,
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 All!

Postby seagrace » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:47 pm

thank you Phil. I appreciate your wisdom. I was just kidding about the magic part.

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Re: Greetings All!

Postby clw_uk » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:12 pm

Greetings Seagrace

Welcome to the site, good to have you here



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Re: Greetings All!

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:09 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel, seagrace.

Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings All!

Postby zavk » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:37 am


With metta,

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Re: Greetings All!

Postby Tex » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:37 am

Nice to meet you!

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