Greetings from the desert

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Greetings from the desert

Postby Mexicali » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:26 pm

Hi. I have just made the jump from Mahayana practice to Theravada practice. Glad to find this place.
"We do not embrace reason at the expense of emotion. We embrace it at the expense of self-deception."
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby clw_uk » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:33 pm

Greetings and welcome to the site friend


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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:37 pm

Hi Mexicali

Welocme to Dhamma Wheel! I look forward to your contributions!
If you wish to maintain your interest in Mahayana, you may wish to also check out our sister-site, Dharmawheel.net. If your interest is more the Zen/Chan schools of Mahayana, have a look at zenforumsinternational.com.
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:52 pm

Greetings Mexicali,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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: Greetings from the desert

Postby Mexicali » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:03 pm

Thank you all. Good to make your acquaintance.
"We do not embrace reason at the expense of emotion. We embrace it at the expense of self-deception."
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:04 am

hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby zavk » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:15 am

Hello and welcome.
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Mexicali » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:03 pm

Ben
Thanks for the links. However, with all due respect to my rl Mahayana friends and teachers, who I still consider my dharma brothers, I am trying to stay away from Mahayana theory and polemic right now. Not because I'm closed-minded; I just don't want to get into my 500th debate about crazy wisdom and the Lotus Sutra. :coffee:

Thanks all again for the welcomes.
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:40 pm

Welcome Mexicali! :smile:
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Re: Greetings from the desert

Postby BlackBird » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:45 pm

Welcome Mexicali, hope your day is filled with Dhamma, and your practise goes well.
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