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F.O.B

Post by BlackBird » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:16 pm

Hello all

I've been posting on and off for a couple of years over at the other site. Recently came to feel dissatisfied with the way things are there at the moment, after consultation with a few, this forum here was alluded to, so here I am. I must say seeing a thriving community on the internet, dedicated to Theravada makes me a very happy man. I've just gotta remember not to get attached :tongue:

I see a lot of old faces here too, so I'm glad to see you haven't dissappeared :)

With metta
Jack :heart:
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: F.O.B

Post by Fede » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:47 pm

Well it's wonderful that you have begun building a nest amongst our branches..... ;)
Nice to see you here.

:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: F.O.B

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:09 pm

Greetings Jack,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: F.O.B

Post by Ben » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:17 pm

Hi Jack

I'm glad you could join us here!
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

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: F.O.B

Post by SeerObserver » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:00 pm

Welcome.

Nice to see you here, Jack.

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Re: F.O.B

Post by cooran » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:44 pm

Hello Jack,

Glad you made it here! :hug:

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Re: F.O.B

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:11 pm

Hi Jack! Welcome :anjali:

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Re: F.O.B

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:46 pm

hi
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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.
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Re: F.O.B

Post by BlackBird » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:26 am

Thank you for your kind welcomes my friends.
Is your practise good today? It has been good for me :smile:

With metta
Jack :heart:
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: F.O.B

Post by floating_abu » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:17 pm

Jack :hug: :hello:

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