Members Bios - please contribute yours

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padmini
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Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Postby padmini » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:22 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:For those that don't want to list too much detail about your bio, how about 6 words to describe yourself or your life? It could be personality traits, accomplishments, interests, or something else.

Here are mine (excluding the very obvious "Buddhism"):
Chinese language & culture
avihiṃsā
NNEST (Non-Native English Speaking Teacher of English)
introvert
family
reading
knitting

:anjali:
The Buddha's path is simple and meant for ordinary people; anyone with goodwill and determination can follow its steps toward freedom of heart and mind
-- Ven. Ayya Khema

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Mohan Gnanathilake
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Self-Introduction (Abhivādana)

Postby Mohan Gnanathilake » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:53 pm

My name is Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake. I am a Sri Lankan. I was born on 10 May 1975 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I am a nature lover. I am working as a Private Tutor for German language at present. I was in Munich and Freiburg in the past. I got two scholarships to fly to Germany. I passed the “Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung” at the Goethe Institute in Munich.
All thoughts begin in the mind, mind is supreme and mind-made are they. If one speaks or acts with impure mind pain follows him like the wheel the hoof of the ox.
(Dhammapada 1, Yamaka Vagga – The Twin Verses)

All thoughts begin in the mind, mind is supreme and mind –made are they. If one speaks or acts with pure mind happiness follows him like one’s shadow that never leaves.
(Dhammapada 2, Yamaka Vagga – The Twin Verses)

Mr.Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake
Permanent Address : No. 372 / 2 , Mahara Prison Road , Ragama, Sri Lanka.
Telephone No :+94 112957857
Email :moh.bar.gna1975@gmail.com

nevinkamath
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Re: Self-Introduction (Abhivādana)

Postby nevinkamath » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:15 am

Mohan Gnanathilake wrote:My name is Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake. I am a Sri Lankan. I was born on 10 May 1975 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I am a nature lover. I am working as a Private Tutor for German language at present. I was in Munich and Freiburg in the past. I got two scholarships to fly to Germany. I passed the “Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung” at the Goethe Institute in Munich.


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soogar571
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Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Postby soogar571 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:04 am

Hello! I'm soogar(meaning 'practice more'). Because of my poor English, I wrote the biography as follow in condensed form.

main events in my life;
1957 born. 1975 my mother died when i was 18 years old. 1987 married. 1988, 1991 earned two daughters respectively. 2008 lost elder daughter forever and divorced. 2009 divorced. (My daughter, the decedent was definitely an effect of samsara of my mother died 12 years ago before the year of daughter's birth. I have undeniable many evidences.)

education background;
1970 graduated 6 year's primary school. 1973 graduated 3 year's middle school. 1976 graduated 3 year's high school. 1980 graduated 4 year's merchant maritime college.

occupations for livelihood;
1980-1983 maritime navigation officer of cargo ship for worldwide. 1983-1999 system programmer, application programmer and project manager. 1999-2003 reseller for thermal health care machine with at a shop rented. 2003-2009 owner of pensions for rental service at beautiful mountain area. 2009-current day-trading for 'future index' while staying home.

Practice;
1986-1989 qi-gong practice at DanWorld. 2008-2009 chanting practice of 'Om mani padme hum'.

Books affected profoundly to me;
1976-1978 Siddhartha written by Herman Hesse. 1978-1980 Bible, especially New-testament. 1980-1983 Tao of Physics written by Fritjof Capra. 1980-2009 Tao Te Ching translated by R.L.Wing. 1980-2009 I- Ching translated by R.L.Wing. 1980-1983 Third Wave written by Alvin Toffler. 2003-2004 Zi Ping Theory(chinese astrology). 2003-2009 Mahayana's Diamond Sutra. 2010-2016 Abhidhamma Sangaha. 2011-2016 Nikaya as AN, SN, DN, Ud and Dhp

My greeting is there in "Introduction".
That's all for my biography. Thank you.
soogar
Object determines the quality of citta.
So, the experience of nibbana at this very moment invokes the lokuttara citta.

home page : http://www.soogar.com
facebook : https://www.facebook.com/soogar571

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Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Postby sandun Wanniarachchi » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:55 am

hi everyone,

i am sandun and i am from srilanka. i am 15 years old and i am probably the youngest member of dhamma wheel with least experience. i am a bit busy with school work these days since i have to face the ordinary level exam next year.not much to say about my personal life because my life history is very short.

though i am a buddhist by birth i started following it very recently. i have a very recent history in meditation which is approximately 8 months. over the last few months i discovered many of meditation methods but i was'nt able to adapt them fully. but after reading "satipatthana direct path to realization by venerable Analayo and heart of buddhist meditation by ven. nyanaponika thera i came to the conclusion that sutta reference was the best and possible method to reach the buddha. i am a member of sutta central and i am interested in studying early buddhist texts in pali,chinese,sanskrit and tibetan. but, i always make sure that i give priority to daily mindfulness and tranquility meditation which helps me to figure things out.
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“Venerable sir, it is said, ‘the world, the world.’ In what way, venerable sir, might there be the world or the description of the world?”

“Where there is the eye, Samiddhi, where there are forms, eye-consciousness, things to be cognized by eye-consciousness, there the world exists or the description of the world.

“Where there is the ear …..

“Where there is no eye, Samiddhi, no forms, no eye-consciousness, no things to be cognized by eye-consciousness, there the world does not exist nor any description of the world.

" Where there is no ear,.....

S.N. 35.66


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