Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

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Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

Postby appicchato » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:31 am

Hello... :D

I'm a(n American) monk living in Thailand...placidly (and gratefully) leading a very content life studying and practicing the Dhamma...

Wishing each of us peace, contentment, and progress on our path...

Be well... ;)

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Re: Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:52 am

Greetings venerable one-of-few-wants,

It is a genuine delight and pleasure to have such a fine upstanding monk such as yourself join us here.

To a layperson such as myself, you are a true inspiration.

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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Re: Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:48 am

Sawasdee Venerable!
Its so good to see you here!
“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

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

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Re: Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

Postby stuka » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:00 am

Welcome, Bhante! It is delightful to see you here!

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Re: Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:50 am

Always a joy to see your smiling face, venerable.

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Greetings from the Land of Smiles...

Postby tellyontellyon » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:51 am

Hiya :smile:

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