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Adrien from France

Postby Adrien » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi everyone,

my name is Adrien, I'm 25 and I'm french. I've been quite disappointed by the quality of french buddhist forum, and a friend, dukkhanirodha told me about this one. I've read some of the topics, and I'm very glad to have found this kind of knowledge quality and attitude quality.

As you can see, my english is not very good, but I can understand the most part of your writings. I'm sorry for my syntax, but I'll do my best !

I discovered buddhisme about 2-3 years ago, and I took about one year to discover Theravada (which is not popular at all in France). I've restarted my studies over, and now I study science to become teacher. But my aim is to become a monk, after about five years of lay and active life (I mean with a job).

I think that's it ! I hope to have great discussions with all of you, even if I read a lot more than I write...

Thanks for your welcome !

ps : please don't hesitate to correct my english if you want to.
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:55 pm

Welcome Adrien! Were happy to have you.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:59 pm

Hi Adrien
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Many of our members are not native English speakers, so please feel free to contribute!
I hope you like it here!
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:08 pm

:hello:

Bienvenue sur le forum!
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Adrien » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:15 pm

Thank you all !

and...
David N. Snyder wrote:Bienvenue sur le forum

Merci beaucoup !
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:17 pm

Greetings Adrien,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

For what it's worth... your debut post was not difficult to read.

:reading:

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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: Adrien from France

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:50 pm

Hi & Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Fede » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:47 am

Adrien,
Je n'ai pas tous les accents sur mon clavier, mais je te souhaite une bienvenue chaleureuse!
J'ai vecu en france pour six ans, depuis '99, et je suis rentree en Angleterre en juin 2006.
Mois, j'ai enseigne le Qi Gong pendant mon sejour la, et j'avais une belle et heureuse classe des eleves (tous adults).
Pendant ce temps, j'ai transmis que j'etais Bouddhiste, mais, bien sur, les authorites l'ont regarde comme un culte.....
Plusieurs personnes individuelles ont demontree une curiosite positive, et bien, une dame en particuliere s'est 'converti' au Bouddhisme a cause de ma connaissance.
mais pour la pluspart, ils avaient une suspicion, et ils se sont eloignes.
malgres ceci, il y a un refuge de Thich Nhat hahn au sud de la France, et aussi plusieurs centres de bouddhisme (Pour la plupart Mahayana) a travers la France.
C'est bien sur, il faut voyager un peu....

Je t'embrasse,

Gros bises,
namaste!

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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Adrien » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:10 am

Merci pour ton accueil : je ne m'attendais pas à parler français sur ce forum ! :P Bon, je sais bien que ça ne va pas durer, ça n'est pas la langue officielle ici...

Pendant ce temps, j'ai transmis que j'etais Bouddhiste, mais, bien sur, les authorites l'ont regarde comme un culte.....

Alors ça, ça ne m'étonne pas du tout. On est super ultra tendus en France sur le sujet des cultes et des sectes...

malgres ceci, il y a un refuge de Thich Nhat hahn au sud de la France, et aussi plusieurs centres de bouddhisme (Pour la plupart Mahayana) a travers la France.

Oui, j'ai fait une retraite au centre Goenka près d'Auxerre l'été dernier, et je compte faire une retraite de 15 jours l'été prochain avec Sayadaw U Pannathami. J'ai vu des reportages sur le village des pruniers, ça a l'air très sympa (mais je ne compte pas y aller).

En espérant te retrouver ailleurs sur le forum (in english this time ! )...

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Re: Adrien from France

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:27 pm

Adrien wrote: Bon, je sais bien que ça ne va pas durer, ça n'est pas la langue officielle ici...


Oui, il est Pali qui est la langue officielle. L'anglais est sur la deuxième marche du Dhamma Wheel. :tongue:

(Yes, it is Pali that is the official language. English is second here on Dhamma Wheel.)
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Sekha » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:31 pm

Hi Adrien,

nice to see you here : )

the web in English is much wider and richer. Almost another realm.

So now, after having made this step, you won't need to read my translations any more : )
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Adrien » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:09 pm

Pali : the first langage in dhammawheel... Didn't think of that ! :D Joke apart, having a dead langage like pali as a reference is a great advantage : that makes a very useful bridge upon buddhists from different country (that plus the fact that it's a very rich langage in the topics that interest us, such as different kinds of sensations, different kind of desires, etc.)

So now, after having made this step, you won't need to read my translations any more : )

Oh no, don't worry... It's still much more confortable for me in french ! And who will report to you when a link is broken if I stop reading your website ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Sekha » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:18 pm

It will very soon become natural for you to read in English : )

But if you want to keep correcting my mistakes, I won't dismiss you : )
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Re: Adrien from France

Postby Dhammadanam » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Ravi de te retrouver ici Adrien :juggling:

Sehka je ne me trompe pas en disant que tu es l'auteur de Buddha Vacana, ravi de te lire ici.
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