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Thaibebop
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Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:40 pm

I found this site because of retrofuturist and decided to join to learn more. I am a practicing lay Theravadan living in America. Hallo everyone!

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Re: Hallo!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:54 pm

TheDhamma wrote::hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

Thank you!! :anjali:

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:24 pm

Hi & Welcome
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Hallo!

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:25 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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: Hallo!

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:50 pm

Hi Thaibebop
Nice to see you here at last!
Metta

Ben
“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: Hallo!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:55 pm

Greetings Thaibebop,

Ben wrote:Nice to see you here at last!


My thoughts too!

I'm sure you'll recognise quite a few people from your previous online discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:41 am

Thanks everyone! This looks like it will be a fun place. I really need a good place to have productive discussions. Being married with two kids as well as a job and full time college student leaves me very little time to study the Dhamma. I was able to read the condensed Pali Cannon by Bhikku Bodhi but have not had a chance to explore the other translations. So, I am looking forward to what I might be able to learn here.


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