New one

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
User avatar
black hole
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:32 am
Location: Abu Dhabi (UAE)

New one

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.
Everything is naturally perfect just as it is

User avatar
retrofuturist
Posts: 15481
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: New one

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

Greetings Black Hole,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 11792
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: New one

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

Welcome Black Hole,

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 4794
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: New one

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

Welcome Black Hole!

:anjali:
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

User avatar
Khalil Bodhi
Posts: 1776
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

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

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
Posts: 16933
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: War.loun.dig.er.ler
Contact:

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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 8683
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: New one

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

:hello:

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.

:buddha1:

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 20967
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: New one

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

Welcome.
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

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 5973
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

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!
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."

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 8063
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: New one

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

Welcome! :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

User avatar
Maitri
Posts: 117
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:43 am
Location: United States of America

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


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine