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Postby Nibbida » Sun May 03, 2009 4:48 am

I am a new member of this forum. I used to be a member of E-sangha quite some time ago. I posted there under the name zenbrain. I left out of frustration over the way certain things were done there. But I am happy to have found this forum.

I have not formally identified as Theravada, but if I did identify with any one school it would probably be that. I respect all Buddhist vehicles and non-Buddhist contemplative traditions, finding many points of interest, but reading the Pali canon feels like "home" to me. My primary meditation practices are vipassana and metta, which I have been doing on a dedicated basis for several years.

I am a student of Shinzen Young, and my other major influences include Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Ajahn Chah, S.N. Goenka, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Guy Armstrong, Bhante Gunaratana, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Jack Kornfield, and Bhikkhu Payutto (in no particular order, although Buddhadasa is at the top of the list).

Namaste.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 4:56 am

Namaste Nibbida!
I am very happy you have found us here!
I hope Dhamma Wheel is a source of inspiration, contemplation and friendly companionship.
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Re: Greetings

Postby zavk » Sun May 03, 2009 5:49 am

Welcome! Nice to see you here.

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Re: Greetings

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 7:28 am

Greetings Nibbida,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
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

Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 03, 2009 8:52 am

Hi :anjali:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Greetings

Postby Nibbida » Sun May 03, 2009 4:33 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I browsed around a bit before signing up and I have to say that I'm impressed. Most if not all of the posts I saw were considerate and courteous, especially when there was disagreement. It suggests that the main goal is to learn and practice the Dhamma, rather than quibbling for the sake of "being right," which can happen all to easily on web boards.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Fede » Sun May 03, 2009 6:57 pm

Oooooh no it isn't!!
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Hello, and welcome!
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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