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Hello from me

Post by darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:06 am

Hello all,

As I'm new and this forum was suggested to me by a friend I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Hayden and love in London, UK. I'm 27 and likely to ordain in the coming year so thought it would be good to speak to those who were interested in doing the same or those who have. Anyway, I look forward to speaking to you all and perhaps making some friends.

Hayden
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― Ajahn Chah

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Post by cooran » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:14 am

Hello Hayden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! Look forward to seeing your posts on the forum. :group:

In which country are you considering ordaining?

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Post by Ben » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:09 am

Greetings Hayden and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:12 am

Welcome and anumodana!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:57 am

Greetings Hayden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Post by tiltbillings » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:59 am

darkestmatter wrote: . . . and likely to ordain in the coming year . . .
Any idea where?

Anyway, welcome.
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Post by Alobha » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 am

Welcome Hayden! :smile:

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Post by darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:24 pm

Sorry for the late reply. It would be in the UK and most likely it would be at either Amaravati or Cittaviveka. I see many people here either know of them or have experience of them so it would be good to hear people's experiences both as lay people and monastics at either. I've been in contact with them and they've asked me to come and meet them but I'm having a small operation between now and then so have yet to give them a date that I'll be arriving.
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Post by Cittasanto » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi,
Welcome aboard, I used to be an anagarika at Amaravati, one thing, you will need to drop the internet usage as an anagarika.
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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 …
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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 darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Is there a particular reason you aren't anymore?
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Post by Ferox » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:30 am

welcome darkestmatter, good to see you on!
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Post by bodom » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:44 am

Welcome darkestmatter!

: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."

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Post by Cittasanto » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:38 pm

darkestmatter wrote:Is there a particular reason you aren't anymore?
I decided to leave, I no longer found the training there to be of benefit for me.
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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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Post by DNS » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:29 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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