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darkestmatter
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Hello from me

Postby darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:06 am

Hello all,

As I'm new and this forum was suggested to me by a friend I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Hayden and love in London, UK. I'm 27 and likely to ordain in the coming year so thought it would be good to speak to those who were interested in doing the same or those who have. Anyway, I look forward to speaking to you all and perhaps making some friends.

Hayden
“You are your own teacher. Looking for teachers can’t solve your own doubts. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.”

― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello from me

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:14 am

Hello Hayden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! Look forward to seeing your posts on the forum. :group:

In which country are you considering ordaining?

with metta
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Re: Hello from me

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:09 am

Greetings Hayden and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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loud gush the streamlets,
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:12 am

Welcome and anumodana!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Postby Paul Davy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:57 am

Greetings Hayden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from me

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:59 am

darkestmatter wrote: . . . and likely to ordain in the coming year . . .
Any idea where?

Anyway, welcome.
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Re: Hello from me

Postby Alobha » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 am

Welcome Hayden! :smile:

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Re: Hello from me

Postby darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:24 pm

Sorry for the late reply. It would be in the UK and most likely it would be at either Amaravati or Cittaviveka. I see many people here either know of them or have experience of them so it would be good to hear people's experiences both as lay people and monastics at either. I've been in contact with them and they've asked me to come and meet them but I'm having a small operation between now and then so have yet to give them a date that I'll be arriving.
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Re: Hello from me

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi,
Welcome aboard, I used to be an anagarika at Amaravati, one thing, you will need to drop the internet usage as an anagarika.
“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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Re: Hello from me

Postby darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Is there a particular reason you aren't anymore?
“You are your own teacher. Looking for teachers can’t solve your own doubts. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.”

― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello from me

Postby Ferox » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:30 am

welcome darkestmatter, good to see you on!
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Re: Hello from me

Postby bodom » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:44 am

Welcome darkestmatter!

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello from me

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:38 pm

darkestmatter wrote:Is there a particular reason you aren't anymore?


I decided to leave, I no longer found the training there to be of benefit for me.
“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.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"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: Hello from me

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:29 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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