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 Paul Davy » 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. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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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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