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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.

Greetings!
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Re: Hello

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

HI
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"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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Re: Hello

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed May 06, 2009 4:43 pm

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Re: Hello

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

Hey there and welcome :hello: :thumbsup:
“ Your mind is likewise blocked. But the right road awaits you still. Cast out your doubts, your fears and your desires, let go of grief and of hope as well, for where these rule , then the mind is their subject." Boetius
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Re: Hello

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

Greetings MMK23,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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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: Hello

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

welcome to Dhamma Wheel MMK!
Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Hello

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

Welcome MMK.
With metta,
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Re: Hello

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

Welcome! It's very nice to have you here.
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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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Re: Hello

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

Welcome MMK23. Hope you find something useful here.
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Re: Hello

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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