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Tentative Hello...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Sun May 03, 2009 10:29 am

Hi all...

I have just joined this forum having had a dreadful experience at the hands of eSangha. Banned for merely asking a question about the Dalai Lama - not an inflammatory one I hasten to add. :cookoo:
I hope this forum will give me the opportunity to exercise some religious freedom and help me with my practice.

Metta... :namaste:

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Paul Davy » Sun May 03, 2009 10:42 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:hello:

Also, in case you didn't know, we now have a Mahayana/Vajrayana version of Dhamma Wheel at...

Dharma Wheel
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

... so feel free to ask your HHDL-related questions there!

Metta,
Retro. :)
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)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 11:43 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel BBreath!
“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.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby zavk » Sun May 03, 2009 11:52 am

Hello Beautiful Breath, may you find this forum useful.

Metta,
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With metta,
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Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 03, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi
“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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Postby Fede » Sun May 03, 2009 2:28 pm

Nice to meet you! Welcome!!
:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Journey » Sun May 03, 2009 2:47 pm

Beautiful Breath wrote:Hi all...

I have just joined this forum having had a dreadful experience at the hands of eSangha. Banned for merely asking a question about the Dalai Lama - not an inflammatory one I hasten to add. :cookoo:
I hope this forum will give me the opportunity to exercise some religious freedom and help me with my practice.

Metta... :namaste:


Welcome here.
Beautiful Breath if you are member myotai with the same avatar, you have not been banned at eSangha.
Your status there shows active. :smile:

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Sun May 03, 2009 4:37 pm

Welcome here.
Beautiful Breath if you are member myotai with the same avatar, you have not been banned at eSangha.
Your status there shows active. :smile:


Yep that was me! I am too new here to get into trouble so I wont bore you with the details but suffice to say I have a record of the farce that has ended up with me being well and truly bound and gagged - despite what others can see on there about my status; I cannot read my PM's, nor replies to posts I have made/subscribed to.

I was having (what I thought) was a private discussion with one of the moderators via PM's and as she clearly didn't like my questions suspended me. I'd understand if I had kicked off but it was only a question for goodness sake :shrug:

Anyway, it got uncomfortable and was not what I expected from a 'Buddhist' forum so I am happy to have nothing more to do with them. All in all quite a sinister experience really, left my skin crawling a little!

ps. Just to put anyone reading this minds at rest I am NOT in the habit of creating problems at all...I don't think we have enough time for all that nonesense. So thanks for the welcomes and here's to a long and fruitful membership :hello:

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Postby genkaku » Sun May 03, 2009 5:46 pm

Welcome BB. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby BlackBird » Mon May 04, 2009 5:00 am

Welcome my friend.

Things are peaceful here, hope it is to your liking.

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta


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