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Greetings from down under :)

Postby kimbears » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:13 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Camilla and I'm a Buddhist by birth. I'm turning 25 this year and am studying International Business and also run an online business selling women's fashion. I have been practicing Buddhism since I was a child (my parents are very religious). I'm a vegan and embrace compassion with all my heart :)
I want to learn about Buddhism in the English language. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia but have been associated religiously through the Vietnamese language all my life. I don't know any Buddhist terms in English so cannot understand the translation into Vietnamese.

I hope you can all help me grow and blossom into a more knowledgeable Buddhist, and may we all find the path to enlightenment.

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Welcome Camilla! I hope you find what you are looking for and please let me know if I can be of any assistance! Mettaya. :heart:
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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Sarva » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:34 pm

A warm welcome Camilla
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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:53 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Welcome Camilla from one of the many other Aussies on the List! :group:

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Hi Camilla and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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.

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:37 pm

Welcome, Camilla, from another Aussie ... nearly halfway to Vietnam from where you are, but still an Aussie :smile:

You mentioned wanting to learn the English terms and it reminded me of this (free online) introductory book http://www.goodquestiongoodanswer.net/content.php. It is available in both English and Vietnamese, so maybe you could read and cross-check?

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:37 pm

Greetings from Melbourne.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:49 am

Welcome Camilla!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Alobha » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:52 am

Welcome Camilla! :smile:
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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:01 am

:hello:

Welcome

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