Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

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Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby buwaneka » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:29 pm

Ayubowan,

Ayubowan is how Sri Lankans greet, it means, long life! :) My name is Buwaneka Saranga, from Sri Lanka, I'm a Theravada Buddhist from birth. Recently my interests in the Dhamma sparked like never before, and I started out by reading Narada Thero's book, "The Buddha and his Teachings", by thorough analysis, I came to the conclusion that Buddhism is where reality is; by reality I meant truth! Formerly I studied science for my advanced levels, and I've been a keen scientific person. But, now I believe that the Dhamma has something much more than science to offer, in a truly realistic perspective. I have come here to learn more, and discuss with other fellow members.

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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:51 pm

Welcome! I look forward to your contributions!
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:24 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby cooran » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:41 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:00 pm

Hello and welcome!

What field of science did you study?

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And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby torqz » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:39 pm

Ko-ho-mah-dhah?

I am English speaking, but I go to a local Buddhist temple where everyone mostly speaks Sinhala! I have been trying to learn a little Sinhala but it is almost imposible for me! :jumping:

Good luck here on Dhamma Wheel වෙල්චොමේ :-) (Is that right?)
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby waimengwan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:42 pm

Ayubowan Buwaneka :)
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby Alobha » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:07 pm

Ayubowan Buwaneka! :smile:
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:58 pm

Hello! Nice to have another Sri Lankan on this site :)

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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby bodom » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:37 pm

Welcome Buwaneka!

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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: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby buwaneka » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:33 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:Hello and welcome!

What field of science did you study?

:anjali:


Hello, I studied, physics and mathematics for my advanced levels.

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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby buwaneka » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:37 am

PeDr0 wrote:Ko-ho-mah-dhah?

I am English speaking, but I go to a local Buddhist temple where everyone mostly speaks Sinhala! I have been trying to learn a little Sinhala but it is almost imposible for me! :jumping:

Good luck here on Dhamma Wheel වෙල්චොමේ :-) (Is that right?)


:hello: Heeyyy! Mama, hodin innawa, oyata kohomada? Where are you living? In Sri Lanka? Sinhala seems to be a bit difficult, but I don't think it's hard. :) Nice to meet you at Dhamma Wheel, Thanks.
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby buwaneka » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:09 am

rowyourboat wrote:Hello! Nice to have another Sri Lankan on this site :)

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Hello Matheesha :jumping:
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby buwaneka » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:23 am

Thank You everyone for welcoming me warmly. :)
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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby puppha » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:57 pm

Welcome Buwaneka,

I look forward reading your posts!

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Re: Ayubowan from Sri Lanka

Postby torqz » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:35 pm

buwaneka wrote:
PeDr0 wrote:Ko-ho-mah-dhah?

I am English speaking, but I go to a local Buddhist temple where everyone mostly speaks Sinhala! I have been trying to learn a little Sinhala but it is almost imposible for me! :jumping:

Good luck here on Dhamma Wheel වෙල්චොමේ :-) (Is that right?)


:hello: Heeyyy! Mama, hodin innawa, oyata kohomada? Where are you living? In Sri Lanka? Sinhala seems to be a bit difficult, but I don't think it's hard. :) Nice to meet you at Dhamma Wheel, Thanks.


Wa-rah-dak neh :) No I am living in Essex in England! The local temple where I live is visited by mostly SInhala speaking people from Sri lanka and there families etc, http://www.mahamevnawaimc.org/ althought they have started putting on an English sermon once a week now :)
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