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FrancesB
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Hello from the UK

Postby FrancesB » Tue May 29, 2012 5:47 am

Hi,
I've been interested in Buddhism for a long time, but my practice and dedication have been haphazard as I have also explored several other philosophies and religions. I have serious health problems and a fulltime job which makes my participation in our local sangha (The Forest Hermitage) difficult. I am hoping that the Dhamma Wheel will work as a type of sangha for me and look forward to meeting you all.
Metta
Frances

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby tiltbillings » Tue May 29, 2012 5:59 am

Welcome. i hope that we can be of help to you.
    >> 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

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

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby Paul Davy » Tue May 29, 2012 6:16 am

Greetings Frances,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

FrancesB wrote:I am hoping that the Dhamma Wheel will work as a type of sangha for me and look forward to meeting you all.

This is actually quite common, for whatever reason. In my case it's a lack of a local Theravada community, amongst other things.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby cooran » Tue May 29, 2012 6:37 am

Welcome Frances! :group:

Look forward to reading your posts.

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 29, 2012 5:34 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 pm

Welcome to DW! :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: Hello from the UK

Postby Maitri » Tue May 29, 2012 7:42 pm

:namaste: Welcome to the forum, Frances. May you find the support and fellowship you seek.
"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby bodom » Tue May 29, 2012 8:16 pm

Welcome Frances!

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah


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