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Postby Sindre » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:02 am

Hello friends!

My name is Sindre and I am a 29 year old man living in Norway. Last summer I was lucky enough to read "What the Buddha Tought" by Rahula (in Norwegian), and it was a life changing experience for me. This summer, in july, I am going for the Samanera ordaination and I hope to become a bhikkhu later on. English language is not my strong side, but I will do my best to improve. When it comes to Dhamma I like to read and talk about it (and practice), but I realize I still have a long way to go, so I hope this forum can help me understand even better what buddhism and life is all about.


With Metta,

Sindre
"When, Bahiya, for you in the seen is merely what is seen... in the cognized is merely what is cognized, then, Bahiya, you will not be 'with that.' When, Bahiya, you are not 'with that,' then, Bahiya, you will not be 'in that.' When, Bahiya, you are not 'in that,' then, Bahiya, you will be neither here nor beyond nor in between the two. Just this is the end of suffering."
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Re: Hello friends

Postby Fede » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:15 am

Welcome Sindre.... I look forward to the time when we can call you 'Bhante' - !

I wish you well in your quest. We look forward to much discussion and interesting exchange with you!

Nice to meet you!

:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Hello friends

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi,

nice to meet you!

:namaste:
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Hello friends

Postby Rui Sousa » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:27 pm

Welcome Sindre,

I wish you all the best in your admirable objectives.

I look forward to read your contributions to this forum.
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Re: Hello friends

Postby thornbush » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:38 pm

Wow only a short span of time and already heading for the Monastic life :jawdrop:
All the best man :clap:
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Re: Hello friends

Postby Rhino » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:47 pm

Hello,
all the best for your way.

With best wishes
With best wishes

Only in a vertical view, straight down into the abyss of his own personal existence, is a man capable of apprehending the perilous insecurity of his situation; and only a man who does apprehend this is prepared to listen to the Buddha's Teaching.
Nanavira Thera - Notes on Dhamma
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Re: Hello friends

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:45 pm

Fede wrote:Welcome Sindre.... I look forward to the time when we can call you 'Bhante' - !

I wish you well in your quest. We look forward to much discussion and interesting exchange with you!

Nice to meet you!

:namaste:


I Second that!

your english writing is perfect By the way!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Hello friends

Postby Sindre » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:13 pm

Thank you all for welcoming me. :namaste:
"When, Bahiya, for you in the seen is merely what is seen... in the cognized is merely what is cognized, then, Bahiya, you will not be 'with that.' When, Bahiya, you are not 'with that,' then, Bahiya, you will not be 'in that.' When, Bahiya, you are not 'in that,' then, Bahiya, you will be neither here nor beyond nor in between the two. Just this is the end of suffering."
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Re: Hello friends

Postby Dhammabodhi » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:42 pm

Welcome, dear Sindre! I sincerely admire your courage to take up monastic life! I wish you well in this journey and pray that you always remain in the light!(and, when the time comes, lead others too)...Know that I fully support you in your ultimate quest. :group:

With admiration,
Dhammabodhi
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Hello friends

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:16 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Wow, that is fast! You read What the Buddha Taught and now you ready to ordain?

Sadhu!

Excellent!

What the Buddha Taught was my first Buddhist book of any kind. It is a classic. :reading:
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Re: Hello friends

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:43 pm

Greetings Sindre,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

... and what a fine textual introduction to Buddhism you've had!

:reading:

Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the material in that book, or anything else for that matter.

:buddha2:

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello friends

Postby Guy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:11 am

Welcome Sindre,

May your path to liberation be short and pleasant.

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Hello friends

Postby Sindre » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:39 am

Again thanks a lot for the friendly welcome.

Read What the Buddha tought and now ready to ordain - yes (but I have read more books later on of course) :)
I have some wonderings and I am glad to hear that I can post them here, and I have actually found answers already just by loocking at older postings (imagine that) :D
and may your path to liberation be short and pleasant to - ought we all to support each other :twothumbsup:


Metta,
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