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Postby dustyzafu » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:21 am

Odd, I thought I'd introduced myself a while back, but I looked at my post count and... :shrug:

Despite my name, I'm a practitioner of Theravada; the Japanese simply make the best pillows. Some familiarity with general Buddhist teachings has helped me along the path, no doubt, but because my local sangha was Tibetan and most attendees to online forums are some flavor of Mahayana, I grew a little weary dealing in discussions of a philosophy that wasn't mine. Then I remembered this place. :D

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Re: *waves*

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:43 am

Greetings and welcome back Dustyzafu!

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Re: *waves*

Postby Ben » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:48 am

Greetings DZ and I hope DW is a place that you enjoy hanging out at and also provides you with support for your practice.
If there's a problem with your post count - try raising it with TheDhamma or Retrofuturist, our site administrators.
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Re: *waves*

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:05 am

dustyzafu wrote:Odd, I thought I'd introduced myself a while back, but I looked at my post count and... :shrug:

Despite my name, I'm a practitioner of Theravada; the Japanese simply make the best pillows. Some familiarity with general Buddhist teachings has helped me along the path, no doubt, but because my local sangha was Tibetan and most attendees to online forums are some flavor of Mahayana, I grew a little weary dealing in discussions of a philosophy that wasn't mine. Then I remembered this place. :D

Thanks.


Good to see you dusty zafu! I don't know if you remember me, but I remember you from chat.
I'm glad you found your way over! :twothumbsup:

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Re: *waves*

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:06 am

Greetings,

Along those lines, the only thing I can think of is that we did have a server crash around Easter which corrupted the database and had to be restored... we may have lost half a day or so of posts in the process (as well as being offline for a period of time).

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Retro. :)
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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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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: *waves*

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:07 am

dustyzafu wrote:Despite my name, I'm a practitioner of Theravada; the Japanese simply make the best pillows.


I agree, that is what I use too.

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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Or apparently, it might be: Welcome Back!

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Re: *waves*

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:09 am

hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: *waves*

Postby BlackBird » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:09 am

Welcome my friend

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: *waves*

Postby zavk » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:38 am

TheDhamma wrote:
dustyzafu wrote:Despite my name, I'm a practitioner of Theravada; the Japanese simply make the best pillows.


I agree, that is what I use too.



That makes the three of us! *pats cushion*

Hi!
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Re: *waves*

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:49 am

zavk wrote:That makes the three of us! *pats cushion*


Oh dear, I just sit on the floor, sometimes with a blanket for my ankles, maybe I should look to invest...

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