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Hello from the U.K

Postby Craigyboy » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:35 pm

My name is Craig and I from the U.K. I have been learning about Buddhism for the past year and have begun the process of trying to practising it more seriously recently.

I hope to give share my experiences with you all and learn about yours.
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Re: Hello from the U.K

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:54 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from the U.K

Postby BlackBird » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:57 pm

Welcome friend

:anjali:
"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: Hello from the U.K

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:03 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
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)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello from the U.K

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:04 am

Hi Craig
:anjali:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"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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