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Hi from Phil

Postby phil » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:44 am

Hi all

I came across this forum by chance. I assume it's a branch off from e-sangha. I am trying as always to wean myself off the internet (because of the time I waste at places like Youtube) but am confident that the day will come when I use it exclusively for Dhamma discussion, which the Buddha taught is absolutely essential for developing understanding. I look forward to discussing with you all and for forming valuable Dhamma friendships, though it will mostly be now and then for me, for the time being.

As for the personal stuff, I'm a 48 year old Canadian ESL teacher living in Japan.

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: Hi from Phil

Postby thornbush » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:02 am

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:03 am

Welcome Phil! :hello:

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Tex » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:04 am

Welcome and nice to meet you!

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"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:18 am

:hello:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:31 am

Greetings and welcome Phil.

I look forward to your participation here at Dhamma Wheel.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:56 am

Hi phil
:anjali:
“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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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby cooran » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:16 am

Hello Phil,

I think we've talked over the years on DSG? :)

Welcome! :group:

metta
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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:05 am

Hi Phil,

Thanks for joining us. :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: Hi from Phil

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:54 am

Hi Phil
and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby phil » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:14 am

Hi all

Thank you for your kind welcomes. I'm really happy to be here, it looks like a great forum.

:group:

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: Hi from Phil

Postby phil » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:16 am

Hi all

I'm going to be taking a break from internet Dhamma discussion for awhile, but I thank you for this great community and look forward to discussing with you again - someday! :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: Hi from Phil

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:04 am

Greetings Phil,

I look forward to it.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby SeerObserver » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:11 am

phil wrote:Hi all

I'm going to be taking a break from internet Dhamma discussion for awhile, but I thank you for this great community and look forward to discussing with you again - someday! :smile:

Metta,

Phil

Peace be with you. May you return refreshed and renewed.


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