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Re-indroduction.

Post by alan » Tue May 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Hi Friends. I'm thinking of coming back to DW. In Thailand now. Doing my best.
If I come back, will I be welcome?

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 01, 2012 6:23 pm

Welcome back Alan!
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Post by DNS » Tue May 01, 2012 7:31 pm

:hello:

Hi alan,

Welcome back!

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by cooran » Tue May 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Hello alan,

Good to see you posting again. :group:

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Post by mikenz66 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:26 pm

alan wrote: If I come back, will I be welcome?
Only if you post some amazing photos of Thailand... :tongue:

Welcome... :group:



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Post by Ben » Tue May 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Welcome Alan!
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by tiltbillings » Tue May 01, 2012 10:17 pm

alan wrote:Hi Friends. I'm thinking of coming back to DW. In Thailand now. Doing my best.
If I come back, will I be welcome?
You weren't unwelcome here before.
>> 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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Post by Cittasanto » Tue May 01, 2012 10:27 pm

I did not know you were ever unwelcome!

Welcome back on board!
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Post by retrofuturist » Tue May 01, 2012 11:02 pm

Greetings alan,
alan wrote:If I come back, will I be welcome?
Hell yeah. :D

Sitting on the bus last week I was thinking of you and your attempts to establish a regular metta bhavana practice... I hope that's going well!

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Retro. :)
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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by bodom » Wed May 02, 2012 12:11 am

Welcome back alan!

: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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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by Reductor » Wed May 02, 2012 3:32 am

Are you welcome here? I don't remember any Alan effigies being burned here in the halls of Dhammawheel, so the answer in my mind is 'probably'. ;) To be honest, I never knew why you left.

Anyway, I hope you have returned.
:heart:

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by Dan74 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:47 am

Well he did post some obscenely beautiful sunsets which are not good for the restraint of the senses. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Dhamma is looking into these transgressions. Effigies and firewood are being prepared just in case! :D

Good to "see" you again, Heretic!
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Post by tiltbillings » Wed May 02, 2012 4:00 am

Dan74 wrote:Effigies and firewood are being prepared just in case! :D

Good to "see" you again, Heretic!
It is May Day, Beltane, afterall.Image
>> 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.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by alan » Wed May 02, 2012 4:20 pm

There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.

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Post by bodom » Wed May 02, 2012 4:40 pm

alan wrote:There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.
Hi Alan

You are free to say whatever it is you think just as long as it falls within the bounds of the Terms of Service, and in saying that, welcome back and that you are always welcome here!

: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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Re: Re-indroduction.

Post by Mr Man » Wed May 02, 2012 9:20 pm

alan wrote:There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.
Randle McMurphy comes to mind. :)

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