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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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Re: New one

Postby Paul Davy » 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)

Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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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.

“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: 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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Re: New one

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

Welcome! :group:

with metta
---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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