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Hello Everyone

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!
Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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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.....

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

Hi and welcome
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

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

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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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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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:01 am

Greetings John,

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

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
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: Hello Everyone

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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