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Gregory Wonderwheel
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Greetings kalyanamittas

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:58 am

A "zennie" looking forward to sharing Dhamma discovery with learned and virtuous friends.
'There is this.' And so this, his entry into emptiness, accords with actuality, is undistorted in meaning, pure — superior & unsurpassed. ~ The Minor Discourse on Emptiness

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Postby Paul Davy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:03 am

Greetings and welcome Gregory.

Nice to see you here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:48 am

hi :hello:
“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: Greetings kalyanamittas

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:53 am

Dear Greg

Welcome to this small oasis!
Metta

Ben
“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 kalyanamittas

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:22 am

Hi Gregory,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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First hermit: Still there’s one thing about being a hermit, at least you get to meet people.

Second hermit: Oh yes! I wouldn’t go back to public relations.
— Monty Python, The Hermits


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Re: Greetings kalyanamittas

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:31 pm

Welcome!

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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