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Perry
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Hey everyone

Postby Perry » Thu May 14, 2009 5:41 pm

Hello there!

I'm Perry, I'm only 18 (nearly 19! :P) and I've been studying Buddhism since last September. I'm leaning more to the Theravadin tradition but I'm in no rush to call myself anything other than a simple Buddhist for the near future.

I have always been interested in Buddhism, but it wasn't until I read Ven. Dhammika's fantastic "Good Question Good Answer" back in September that I became serious about it.

Unfortunately I know nobody in person who is a Buddhist, so therefore 100% of my Buddhist studies have been via the internet and books. Hopefully this will change next week as I have a session with a local Buddhist monk.

Dhamma Wheel looks great, so hopefully I continue to contribute here.

Thankyou.

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Aloka » Thu May 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Hello Perry, I'm from the UK too. Welcome!

I'm not a Theravadin I'm a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner. Although I don't post very often, I really appreciate being able to come here to read some of the many informative threads and improve my knowledge of Theravada.
Enjoy!

Kind wishes,

Dazzle

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu May 14, 2009 9:28 pm

Hi Pmwhewitt!

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Ben » Thu May 14, 2009 10:25 pm

Welcome Perry!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Ben
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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Paul Davy » Thu May 14, 2009 10:38 pm

Greetings Perry,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Good Question Good Answer was also a very important text for me, back in the day.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Perry » Thu May 14, 2009 10:58 pm

Thankyou very much for welcoming me :)

retrofuturist wrote:Good Question Good Answer was also a very important text for me, back in the day.


If you're not already aware of it, you may be interested in Ven. Dhammika's blog. http://sdhammika.blogspot.com, a brilliant read!

Thanks again everyone!

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 15, 2009 4:38 am

Hi and welcome!
“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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Re: Hey everyone

Postby zavk » Fri May 15, 2009 5:36 am

Hello!
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 23, 2009 4:16 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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GQGA is a great book! :reading:


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