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Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:42 am

Greetings to everyone!

I am very pleased to find a sangha online. I hope to learn a great deal and enjoy the company of practicing Buddhists. I have been a casual practitioner of Vipassana meditation for about 7 years, but I recently felt compelled to commit to follow the Buddha's teachings. I am not in a position to travel to meet with a local sangha, so this forum is greatly appreciated. I look forward to getting to know everyone better!



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Re: Namaste

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am

Greetings Olia,

Welcome to the forum.


Retro. :)
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Re: Namaste

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:48 am

You are most welcome here.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:54 am

Hi Olia 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: Namaste

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:00 am

Welcome Aboard!

Hope you envoy your time here
“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: Namaste

Postby bodom » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:16 am

Welcome Olia!

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: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:41 am

Welcome Olia! :hug:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Namaste

Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm


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Re: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:29 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Namaste

Postby Dmytro » Tue May 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hi Olia,

Warm welcome to you!


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