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greetings to everyone

Postby Khemadhammo Bhikkhu » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:20 pm

Greetings to everyone!

My name is Phra Sander Khemadhammo. I have been ordained as a Buddhist monk since 2005, in Thailand. I look forward to discuss some Dhamma on this group.
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"I have stopped, Angulimāla, you stop too."
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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:23 pm

:hello:

Hi Venerable!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

We have several other ordained members here too. How fortunate we are!

Where are you from originally?

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Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Sadhu ! Bhante..

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Khemadhammo Bhikkhu » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:34 pm

TheDhamma wrote::hello:

Hi Venerable!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

We have several other ordained members here too. How fortunate we are!

Where are you from originally?

:anjali:


Hello! I am from the Netherlands originally, born and raised in Amsterdam. Congratulations on this great discussion group you've got here! :smile: :smile:
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby BlackBird » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:34 pm

Welcome Bhante.

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:05 pm

Welcome! :anjali:

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Postby appicchato » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:11 pm

Welcome Khemadhammo Bhikkhu... :anjali:

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:47 pm

Greetings bhante,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Postby Rui Sousa » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 pm

Greetings bhante.

:anjali:
With Metta

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:00 am

Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:Hello! I am from the Netherlands originally, born and raised in Amsterdam. Congratulations on this great discussion group you've got here! :smile: :smile:


Thanks!

I have been to Amsterdam twice, when I was a child and another when I was a teenager when my birth family and I lived in Deutschland.

A few years ago I read the interesting life story about the Dutch member of parliament, Ayan Hirsi Ali in her book, Infidel.

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby zavk » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:39 am

Hello and welcome!
With metta,
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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:45 am

Hi Bhante!
Welcome to dhamma Wheel! :anjali:

maybe you have some thoughts on the training which you could share here viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2216&start=40 if you would be so kind, it isn't a specifically training orientated thread but certainly wouldn't be outside of the intention of the thread.

but on a side note I need to learn another language all these perfect non-native english speakers and writers are giving me an inferiority complex (or should I focus on my English ability first??? :juggling: :tongue: )

hope to speak to you on occassion
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Postby Ben » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:28 am

Welcome Bhante to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:03 am

Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:but on a side note I need to learn another language ...


Pali :thumbsup:

Metta,
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:30 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:but on a side note I need to learn another language ...


Pali :thumbsup:


Aham saṃsandati

(I agree)

Okay, I admit I had to use the dictionary for that one, but one day I'm hoping my Pali will be good enough not to check the dictionary very often. :tongue:

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Tex » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:02 am

Welcome, Bhante.

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Postby christopher::: » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:46 am

Greetings, Bhante. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:namaste:
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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:46 am

TheDhamma wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:but on a side note I need to learn another language ...


Pali :thumbsup:


Aham saṃsandati

(I agree)

Okay, I admit I had to use the dictionary for that one, but one day I'm hoping my Pali will be good enough not to check the dictionary very often. :tongue:


ok I don't have a dictionary!
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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: greetings to everyone

Postby Khemadhammo Bhikkhu » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:00 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:Hello! I am from the Netherlands originally, born and raised in Amsterdam. Congratulations on this great discussion group you've got here! :smile: :smile:


Thanks!

I have been to Amsterdam twice, when I was a child and another when I was a teenager when my birth family and I lived in Deutschland.

A few years ago I read the interesting life story about the Dutch member of parliament, Ayan Hirsi Ali in her book, Infidel.


I see. So you are German originally?
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"I have stopped, Angulimāla, you stop too."
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:22 pm

Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:I see. So you are German originally?


Hi Bhante,

Not really or sort of (was offered citizenship due to being born there); my parents were stationed there with the U.S. military twice; the first time when I was 0 to 5 and the second time when I was 10 to 15 years old.


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