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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!
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: 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.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

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

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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!
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Postby retrofuturist » 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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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Re-indroduction.

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

Welcome back alan!

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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: 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.
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To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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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
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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!

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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: 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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