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Hi from Phil

Postby phil » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:44 am

Hi all

I came across this forum by chance. I assume it's a branch off from e-sangha. I am trying as always to wean myself off the internet (because of the time I waste at places like Youtube) but am confident that the day will come when I use it exclusively for Dhamma discussion, which the Buddha taught is absolutely essential for developing understanding. I look forward to discussing with you all and for forming valuable Dhamma friendships, though it will mostly be now and then for me, for the time being.

As for the personal stuff, I'm a 48 year old Canadian ESL teacher living in Japan.

Metta,

Phil
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby thornbush » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:02 am

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:03 am

Welcome Phil! :hello:

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Tex » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:04 am

Welcome and nice to meet you!

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"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

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:18 am

:hello:
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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: Hi from Phil

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:31 am

Greetings and welcome Phil.

I look forward to your participation here at Dhamma Wheel.

:hello:

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)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:56 am

Hi phil
:anjali:
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

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby cooran » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:16 am

Hello Phil,

I think we've talked over the years on DSG? :)

Welcome! :group:

metta
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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:05 am

Hi Phil,

Thanks for joining us. :smile:

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

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:54 am

Hi Phil
and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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.
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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby phil » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:14 am

Hi all

Thank you for your kind welcomes. I'm really happy to be here, it looks like a great forum.

:group:

phil
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby phil » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:16 am

Hi all

I'm going to be taking a break from internet Dhamma discussion for awhile, but I thank you for this great community and look forward to discussing with you again - someday! :smile:

Metta,

Phil
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:04 am

Greetings Phil,

I look forward to it.

:buddha2:

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)

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Re: Hi from Phil

Postby SeerObserver » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:11 am

phil wrote:Hi all

I'm going to be taking a break from internet Dhamma discussion for awhile, but I thank you for this great community and look forward to discussing with you again - someday! :smile:

Metta,

Phil

Peace be with you. May you return refreshed and renewed.


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