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Greetings and salutations!

Postby Vern Stevens » Sat May 25, 2013 11:46 pm

Like many others, I'm relatively new to the Dharma. I'm doing a lot of reading and my primary interest in Buddhism are the Buddha's core teachings. I do not associate myself with a particular tradition at this point.

I previously associated myself with a philosophical point of view that is almost completely opposite Buddhism; very ego-centric. Please bear with me as adjusting is a gradual process.

Thanks to the forum admins and moderators for providing this forum!

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun May 26, 2013 1:59 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby Ben » Sun May 26, 2013 2:41 am

Greetings Vern and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:52 am

:hello:

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby Vern Stevens » Sun May 26, 2013 4:51 am

Thanks for the kind welcomes!

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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:09 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Greetings and salutations!

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:26 am

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

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
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