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!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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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?

:anjali:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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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?)
May the triple gem bless bless you, may you quickly realize the 4 noble truths in this Gautama Buddhas dispensation... Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!

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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!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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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.

:smile:

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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 :)

With metta

Matheesha


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 :)
May the triple gem bless bless you, may you quickly realize the 4 noble truths in this Gautama Buddhas dispensation... Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!


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