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SimonB
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Greetings

Post by SimonB » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:15 pm

Hello, my name's Simon and I come from the UK. I'm quite new to Buddhism - I've held an interest in it for many years, but only recently have I decided to dedicate myself to serious practice. I hope to learn from those on the forum with greater experience than myself and get to know nice people. Hello!

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bodom
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Re: Greetings

Post by bodom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:46 pm

Welcome Simon!

:anjali:
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


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Post by Hickersonia » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Howdy!

Good to meet you! :)
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Re: Greetings

Post by dhamma_newb » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi Simon! :hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
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Ben
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Re: Greetings

Post by Ben » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 pm

Greetings Simon and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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

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Re: Greetings

Post by cooran » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Welcome! :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Greetings

Post by DNS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:23 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:46 pm

SimonB wrote:Hello, my name's Simon and I come from the UK. I'm quite new to Buddhism - I've held an interest in it for many years, but only recently have I decided to dedicate myself to serious practice. I hope to learn from those on the forum with greater experience than myself and get to know nice people. Hello!
Beginnings are always interesting, full of the excitement of learning something new. It is good stuff. I hope this forum will be of interest and value to you. Feel free to ask questions and to engage in dialogue, if you wish. And welcome.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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