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seeker242
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Hi!

Postby seeker242 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:15 am

Hi there! My name's John and I live in Florida. :) I've been practicing Buddhism for about 20 years or so and found this forum on the Internets and figured I would register and perhaps participate. I started practicing in a Zen tradition and still do. Although these past few years I've taken an interest in reading the Pali Canon. Wonderful set of texts that is! I really don't differentiate between Theravada, Zen, Tibetan, etc. It's all just "Buddhism" if you ask me. :) So I really don't consider myself to be a "Zen Buddhist" or a "Theravada Buddhist" but just "Buddhist" and that's it. I hope that's ok?! Cheers!

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Re: Hi!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:56 am

Hi John,

:hello:

Welcome. Anyone with your interests is welcome here, as long as you abide by the terms of service.

:anjali:
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Re: Hi!

Postby Yana » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:27 am

Hi John!

Welcome! :hello:

Ps.I'm new too! :tongue:
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Re: Hi!

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:31 am

Welcome John! I've been away in India and initially missed your Intro.
Hope you find DhammaWheel a good place to be.

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hi!

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:07 am

Greetings John and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

Ben
“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.
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Re: Hi!

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:40 am

Welcome. I hope you find this forum of interest and value.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Hi!

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:00 am

:hello:

Welcome

:anjali:
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Re: Hi!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:18 am

Welcome! :heart:
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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