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Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:26 am

I'm John Riggs, a long-time member of e-Sangha and currently a moderator there. I practice in the Theravada tradition and am looking forward to participating here. It's good to see many old friends here.

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Postby Ben » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:34 am

A big welcome to an old friend!
Thanks for coming along!

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- 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: Hello Everyone

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:03 am

hi john

i always thought you were a zen guy.....

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:27 am

Hi and welcome
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Fede » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:28 am

Hya John!!

Nice, but so very nice, to see you here!

Thanks for joining us!

Cuppa....? :)
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

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Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby appicchato » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:00 am

The magician from Hong Kong?...I never would have figured you for Bubbabuddhist...welcome friend... ;)

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:01 am

Greetings John,

Excellent to see you here, and I hope you come to feel very welcome!

Retro. :)
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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:43 pm

Still in Indiana?! When are you gonna have a show in Vegas??

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