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demann
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Hello

Postby demann » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:23 am

Hello Dharma Brothers and Sisters:

I am new to this forum and hope to learn a lot. I have been a Mahayana Buddhist until a year ago. I have studied Zen and Pure Land. We moved into this area and there is only one Temple in town which is a Theradava Temple. Once a week there are teachings in English and these teachings were just what I have been searching for. I have been a Buddhist since 2000. I am focusing my studies on karma and loving-kindness currently.

Metta,

Thomas

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Re: Hello

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:31 am

Welcome. We have been expecting you.
    >> 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

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:37 am

Welcome Thomas! Hope you enjoy Dhammawheel! :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: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:45 am

Welcome to DW Thomas!
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: Hello

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:59 am

Hi Thomas 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: Hello

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:29 am

Greetings Thomas,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hello

Postby plwk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:46 am

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hello

Postby demann » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:27 am

Thank you for your warm welcomes. I feel very comfortable here already.

Thomas

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:30 am

:hello:
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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:28 am

Welcome Thomas!

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:08 am

Welcome Thomas to the board.


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