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Postby black hole » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 am

First, be kind with me. I am French and my english is catastrophic. So, if you don't understand sometimes what I mean it's not only because I am stupid, remember it !
I don't study the teachings of Theravada. I am a Niyinmapa but your forum is very interesting.
I live in Middle East, in UAE. So if you know some buddhists there, tell me please.
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Re: New one

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:57 am

Greetings Black Hole,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Feel free also to check out the Mahayana/Vajrayana Dharma Wheel site (see the link in my signature)

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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: New one

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:58 am

Welcome Black Hole,



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Re: New one

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:10 am

Welcome Black Hole!

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: New one

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:20 am

Welcome! May this forum be of benefit to you!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: New one

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:01 am

Bonjour, Black hole, 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: New one

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:23 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

I heard the UAE had quite a few Buddhists due to the Sri Lankan work force on most of the high-rise buildings that went up during the economic boom. Not sure how many are still there though.


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Re: New one

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:54 pm

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: New one

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi Black hole,
you may want to include a location as a reminder for everyone in your user control panel, although that isn't a guarantee everyone knows what others are talking about fully all the time.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"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: New one

Postby cooran » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:07 am

Welcome! :group:

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: New one

Postby Maitri » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:06 am

Welcome to the boards! This is a very nice community. :anjali:
"Whatever wealth — here or beyond —
whatever exquisite treasure in the heavens,
does not, for us, equal the Tathagata." SN 2.1

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