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Hello from Fig Tree

Postby fig tree » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:26 am

Hi,

I think it may have been a good time to create a forum like this one, and I thank the people responsible for getting it started up.

I'm a beginner. I'm a mathematician who takes an overly intellectual approach to many things. ;) I'm hopeful however that I can begin practicing more seriously in the near future, and contribute to the community here and elsewhere.

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Re: Hello from Fig Tree

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:32 am

Welcome Fig Tree

I am delighted that you have joined the Dhamma Wheel where we can all benefit from your insights.
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Re: Hello from Fig Tree

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:02 am

Greetings Fig Tree,

Lovely to see you here. I've always enjoyed reading your posts.

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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: Hello from Fig Tree

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:36 am

Hi,
your intro reminded me of a zen story I know!
first empty your cup!
I don't have time to recount it now unfortunetly, but you may be able to find it on one of the links in Dhamic Stories section I posted?
nice to of met you
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Re: Hello from Fig Tree

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:28 pm

Hi FIg. Good to see you!

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Re: Hello from Fig Tree

Postby fig tree » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:07 am

Manapa wrote:Hi,
your intro reminded me of a zen story I know!
first empty your cup!

I have read this story many times in different forms. :clap: I think I read it for the first time as a teenager in a book from a non-Buddhist religious tradition, possibly even before I was aware that there was such a thing as Zen. It's a very popular story!

Good to see retro, bubba, and Ben here too.

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