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Kare
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Introduction

Postby Kare » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:38 pm

Hi,

My name is Kåre Albert Lie, and I live in Norway. I first got interested in buddhism around 1970. I studied Pali on my own (using mainly Warder), and later Pali and Sanskrit at the University in Oslo. I got my first real introduction to meditation from the Burmese teacher U Janaka.

I have translated several Pali and Sanskrit texts into Norwegian, and I have also written some books on different aspects of buddhism ... also in Norwegian. At present I am writing an anthology of Pali texts (translated into Norwegian), in cooperation with The Buddhist Association of Norway, where we are trying to present a condensed, but also comprehensive picture of the life and teachings of the Buddha - a kind of Mini-Tipitaka in one volume.
Mettāya,
Kåre

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Re: Introduction

Postby dragonwarrior » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:36 pm

Hello Sir, welcome :namaste:

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Introduction

Postby GrahamR » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:53 pm

Welcome on board, I hope you can share some of your knowlege with us!
With metta :bow:
Graham
With metta :bow:
Graham

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Re: Introduction

Postby clw_uk » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:00 pm

Great to have you here

:namaste:

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake

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Re: Introduction

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:27 pm

Welcome Albert

It is good to have you here at Dhamma Wheel!
I wish you all the very best with the great Dhamma-work you are doing and I look forward to hearing how your project progresses!
Metta

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Re: Introduction

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:35 pm

:hello:
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: Introduction

Postby Kare » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:17 am

Ben wrote:Welcome Albert

It is good to have you here at Dhamma Wheel!
I wish you all the very best with the great Dhamma-work you are doing and I look forward to hearing how your project progresses!
Metta

Ben


Thank you for the friendly welcome - both from yourself and from the others who have replied here.

Parallell with the anthology I am also translating Vol. 3 of the Digha Nikaya into Norwegian. Vol. 1 was published in 1992, Vol. 2 in 2005, and I hope to finish Vol. 3 this spring and maybe have it published in the autumn or the winter - unless the financial crisis has scared the publisher from publishing this kind of literature, which admittedly has a rather limited number of potential buyers.
Mettāya,
Kåre

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Re: Introduction

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:16 am

Sadhu Kåre!

:bow:

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Re: Introduction

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:26 am

Greetings and welcome, Kåre.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Introduction

Postby Tex » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:33 am

Many thanks for your efforts, translating the Dhamma and presenting it in a different language is a tremendous service!

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"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi


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