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black hole
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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.
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Paul Davy
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Re: New one

Postby Paul Davy » 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. :)
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Re: New one

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

Welcome Black Hole,

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: New one

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

Welcome Black Hole!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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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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Ben
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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

: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.

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Re: New one

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

Welcome.
    >> 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

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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.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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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 ---

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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:
"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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