Well, hello

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
Fruitzilla
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:21 pm

Well, hello

Postby Fruitzilla » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:29 pm

Hello all,

I registered because there some people here I like to read. As I mostly lean towards western Zen and am not terribly familiar with the Pali canon I guess I'll be reading here mostly.
It looks there won't be much sectarian squabbling here at least :lol:

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Well, hello

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:25 pm

Welcome Fruitzilla
Its good to see you here! Please feel free to ask questions and contribute.
We hope Dhamma Wheel will be a place where everyone feels comfortable.
Kind regards

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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 16758
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Well, hello

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:56 pm

Greetings Fruit,

Lovely to see you here.

Whilst there is indeed a Theravada focus here in terms of subject matter, we're doing our best to make members of all Buddhist traditions who are interested in learning a little more about the Pali Canon or Theravada Buddhism in general (either as a complement their current practice, general interest, whatever) feel welcome. If you see any way we can accommodate you better, please let us know.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6400
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:16 am

just a quick hi
hope you find it enjoyable here
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5411
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Well, hello

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:14 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

User avatar
genkaku
Posts: 416
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:14 pm
Location: Northampton, Mass. U.S.A.
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:58 pm

Welcome fruitzilla. I'm in somewhat the same boat you describe and no one has bitten or banned me yet. :) Of course there's always the next post to consider. :jumping:

User avatar
Dhammanando
Posts: 3115
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Asom Isigili, Chiang Rai

Re: Well, hello

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi Fruitzilla,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
November 28th 2016: I will be offline for the foreseeable future.

:spy:

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 9912
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:55 pm

:hello: Welcome. Western Zen (I think) is somewhat similar to "Modern Theravada."

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6400
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: Well, hello

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:14 pm

Welcome
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine