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Postby darryldevault » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:55 am

I'm new here, the name's darryl.

I'm interested in buddhism in general, and would like to explore it more.

Is this entire forum specifically about theravada buddhism?

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Re: Hello!

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:50 am

Hi Darryl
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Dhamma Wheel is for anyone who is interested in the Theravada. Our focus is predominantly Theravada.
If you are interested in the various schools of the Mahayana, I recommend our new sister-site: www.dharmawheel.net
If your interest is specifically Zen, then I recommend www.zenforuminternational.com
I hope to 'see' you around here!

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Re: Hello!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:12 am

Greetings and welcome Darryl!


Retro. :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:40 am

hi :hello:
“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: Hello!

Postby clw_uk » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:14 pm

Greetings Darryl

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel :hello:

The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
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