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Got room for a neophyte?

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:44 am

Greetings All,

I see many names here that I associate with wisdom and experience and I've always done best when surrounded by smart people! :thumbsup:

Anybody mind if a Dhamma rookie hangs out an avatar here? :smile:

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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:46 am

Greetings and welcome AdvaitaJ.


Good to see you here.

Retro. :)
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Dhammanando » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:49 am

Hi AdvaitaJ,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

AdvaitaJ wrote:Anybody mind if a Dhamma rookie hangs out an avatar here? :smile:

Not in the least. :smile:

Best wishes,
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:28 am

Welcome AdvaitaJ
I'm happy you have joined us!
Most of the 'old gang' is here!

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby genkaku » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:52 am

Welcome AdvaitaJ. Hope you find something useful here.

Don't worry ... I think they only do the goldfish-swallowing ritual on Tuesday nights. :)

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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:07 am

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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:12 am

“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:32 pm


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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