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Postby specksnyder » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:00 am

I'm new to the group and new to the path. I'm looking for a community to teach me more. Looking forward to the dialogue.
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:12 am

Welcome specksnyder

I hope you find at Dhamma wheel material to satisfy your interest and a community of people who share your calling.
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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:51 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

cool username :tongue:

By the way, you are also the 600th member.
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Re: Hello

Postby pink_trike » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:14 am

Welcome!
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:44 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
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: Hello

Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:54 am

Hey man, welcome to the forums :smile:

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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: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:02 am

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

Postby Dhammabodhi » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:07 pm

:namaste: and Welcome!
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

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A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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