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Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby gerrymob » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:57 pm

Hello

My name is Gerry, an old man and happy to have found this site.

Peace

Gerry

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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:23 pm

Hi Gerry
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you like it here.
kind regards

Ben
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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: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:28 pm

Hello Gerry,

Welcome! Age is relative ... and we have all been babies and aged persons/animals uncountable times. :group:

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:28 pm

Welcome!

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:50 pm

Greetings Gerry,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Aloka » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Welcome, Gerry ! I live in the UK too.

Kind wishes,

Aloka

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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby zavk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:27 am

Hello, good to see you here.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:32 am

hi Gerry
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
“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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