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Postby M.Seiffert » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:37 am

My name is Mike(18) and i have been a general buddhist (curious) for about 2, maybe 3, years. Theravada, especially Modern Theravada (I call it Root Theravada... at least that's what I consider it) has recently caught my eye through the accesstoinsight website.

Prior to being an informal buddhist (haven't taken refuge) i was a Christian, which is also the reason I have not taken refuge since my family is strict catholic it is a little hard to come out openly at the moment. I am also a firm believer to not take something at face value so while I was mostly interested in Buddhism I have also looked into everything from Asatru to Zoastrianism and everything in between.

So yea... hey lol.

If you have any questions shoot.

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Postby Paul Davy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:41 am

Greetings Mike,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


I look forward to your involvement in discussions.

Retro. :)
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Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:00 am

Hi there Mike

Welcome aboard

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'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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Postby zavk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:21 am

Welcome Mike.
With metta,

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Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:21 am

Hi Mike
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:31 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby Fede » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Do I take it that admitting to being Buddhist, is akin to 'coming out of the closet' in your neck of the woods?
Which would be worse?

Welcome to the in-place to be...! :hello:
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Postby Ben » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:19 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Mike!
“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

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby Vardali » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:11 am

Welcome from me too :)


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