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New, but glad I signed up

Post by hornets » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Hello all.

After bumps and stumbles I'm very happy being a total novice on the Thereavada trail- it's totally the way forward for me. I have to drive a fair bit to get to the Thai place I've started to attend, but i've learnt more in literally weeks going there than the previous 4 years of off- and on-line dhammic shenanigans. There are some odd folk out there claiming to be 'The Way'. Bit weirded out by the chanting at first, but I actually enjoy trying to follow along now. Really decent folks too. And no-one trying to 'outBuddha' anyone else or keep babbling on about right and wrong view cos they can't think of owt else to say in a 'discussion'. All sweet, like it a lot.

Happier/more content/calmer than I've been, possibly since primary school, and that's with the threat of redundancy/downgrading hanging over me. Last year I'd've gone nuts. I've been Theravaded and it's great.

I'll probably not be posting much if at all, but looking like I'll be a regular logger onner.Looking forward to reading all your posts. I probably won't 'get' the weightier stuff for quite some time!

All the best evrybody

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:33 pm

Welcome! Enjoy the Theravasion!
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Post by Ben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:33 pm

Hi hornets and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Post by DNS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:49 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by Cittasanto » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:57 pm

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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Post by bodom » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:05 pm

Welcome hornets!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:20 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Post by hornets » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:30 am

Many thanks for the welcomes, chaps. Really enjoying this forum.

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