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Postby MMK23 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:17 pm

According to the registration section, my name is MMK23.

I have been lurking for a while, and I have come to the startling conclusion that this is an internet forum about Buddhism that seems to contain generally reasonable discussion! This is quite rare so I thought I would register. I am student (in the many sense of the word) and particularly a student of Buddhism. I am Theravādin myself, and that is also my main area of interest for my studies (why study something you don't care about?) I have a particular interest in Buddhaghosa, and especially the Visuddhimagga, for which I have a profound and unreasonable affection.


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Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 06, 2009 4:36 pm

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Postby clw_uk » Wed May 06, 2009 4:45 pm

Hey there and welcome :hello: :thumbsup:

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake

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Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 06, 2009 6:52 pm

Greetings MMK23,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“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)

Never again...

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Postby Ben » Wed May 06, 2009 10:11 pm

welcome to Dhamma Wheel MMK!

“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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Postby zavk » Thu May 07, 2009 8:11 am

Welcome MMK.
With metta,

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Postby Jechbi » Sun May 10, 2009 5:10 am

Welcome! It's very nice to have you here.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Postby genkaku » Sun May 10, 2009 10:20 am

Welcome MMK23. Hope you find something useful here.

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Postby MMK23 » Sun May 10, 2009 10:30 am

Thanks everyone. There's clearly a lot of serious thinkers here, which is truly excellent. Thanks for having me.

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