Re-indroduction.

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Re-indroduction.

Postby alan » Tue May 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Hi Friends. I'm thinking of coming back to DW. In Thailand now. Doing my best.
If I come back, will I be welcome?

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 01, 2012 6:23 pm

Welcome back Alan!
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 01, 2012 7:31 pm

:hello:

Hi alan,

Welcome back!

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby cooran » Tue May 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Hello alan,

Good to see you posting again. :group:

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby mikenz66 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:26 pm

alan wrote:If I come back, will I be welcome?

Only if you post some amazing photos of Thailand... :tongue:

Welcome... :group:



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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby Ben » Tue May 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Welcome Alan!
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby tiltbillings » Tue May 01, 2012 10:17 pm

alan wrote:Hi Friends. I'm thinking of coming back to DW. In Thailand now. Doing my best.
If I come back, will I be welcome?
You weren't unwelcome here before.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby Cittasanto » Tue May 01, 2012 10:27 pm

I did not know you were ever unwelcome!

Welcome back on board!
“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: Re-indroduction.

Postby Paul Davy » Tue May 01, 2012 11:02 pm

Greetings alan,

alan wrote:If I come back, will I be welcome?

Hell yeah. :D

Sitting on the bus last week I was thinking of you and your attempts to establish a regular metta bhavana practice... I hope that's going well!

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Retro. :)
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby bodom » Wed May 02, 2012 12:11 am

Welcome back alan!

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

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby Reductor » Wed May 02, 2012 3:32 am

Are you welcome here? I don't remember any Alan effigies being burned here in the halls of Dhammawheel, so the answer in my mind is 'probably'. ;) To be honest, I never knew why you left.

Anyway, I hope you have returned.
:heart:

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby Dan74 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:47 am

Well he did post some obscenely beautiful sunsets which are not good for the restraint of the senses. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Dhamma is looking into these transgressions. Effigies and firewood are being prepared just in case! :D

Good to "see" you again, Heretic!
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby tiltbillings » Wed May 02, 2012 4:00 am

Dan74 wrote:Effigies and firewood are being prepared just in case! :D

Good to "see" you again, Heretic!
It is May Day, Beltane, afterall.Image
    >> 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: Re-indroduction.

Postby alan » Wed May 02, 2012 4:20 pm

There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby bodom » Wed May 02, 2012 4:40 pm

alan wrote:There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.


Hi Alan

You are free to say whatever it is you think just as long as it falls within the bounds of the Terms of Service, and in saying that, welcome back and that you are always welcome here!

: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: Re-indroduction.

Postby Mr Man » Wed May 02, 2012 9:20 pm

alan wrote:There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.

Randle McMurphy comes to mind. :)


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