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Hi from uh... I'm not sure

Postby alex jansen » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:19 am

Was in search of a peaceful noob-friendly Buddhist forum when I came across this forum.

I've been attracted to the Theravadan school for years. Yet to take the 3 refuges but hoping to by year end.

I'm sort of in-between countries now, sometimes in Singapore, sometimes in Hong Kong, sometimes Malaysia, and probably will be in the UK by Christmas.

Hope to learn something here. See you guys in the forum.
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Re: Hi from uh... I'm not sure

Postby BlackBird » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:26 am

Welcome friend
Hope you enjoy your time here.

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"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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Re: Hi from uh... I'm not sure

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:54 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hi from uh... I'm not sure

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:17 am

Welcome alex, I hope you like it here!
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Re: Hi from uh... I'm not sure

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:16 pm

Greetings Alex,

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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