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hornets
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New, but glad I signed up

Postby hornets » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Hello all.

After bumps and stumbles I'm very happy being a total novice on the Thereavada trail- it's totally the way forward for me. I have to drive a fair bit to get to the Thai place I've started to attend, but i've learnt more in literally weeks going there than the previous 4 years of off- and on-line dhammic shenanigans. There are some odd folk out there claiming to be 'The Way'. Bit weirded out by the chanting at first, but I actually enjoy trying to follow along now. Really decent folks too. And no-one trying to 'outBuddha' anyone else or keep babbling on about right and wrong view cos they can't think of owt else to say in a 'discussion'. All sweet, like it a lot.

Happier/more content/calmer than I've been, possibly since primary school, and that's with the threat of redundancy/downgrading hanging over me. Last year I'd've gone nuts. I've been Theravaded and it's great.

I'll probably not be posting much if at all, but looking like I'll be a regular logger onner.Looking forward to reading all your posts. I probably won't 'get' the weightier stuff for quite some time!

All the best evrybody

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:33 pm

Welcome! Enjoy the Theravasion!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:28 pm

Welcome!

:hello:
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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:33 pm

Hi hornets and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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: New, but glad I signed up

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:49 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:57 pm

Welcome Aboard
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:05 pm

Welcome hornets!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:20 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby hornets » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:30 am

Many thanks for the welcomes, chaps. Really enjoying this forum.


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