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Postby MMK23 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:17 pm

According to the registration section, my name is MMK23.

I have been lurking for a while, and I have come to the startling conclusion that this is an internet forum about Buddhism that seems to contain generally reasonable discussion! This is quite rare so I thought I would register. I am student (in the many sense of the word) and particularly a student of Buddhism. I am Theravādin myself, and that is also my main area of interest for my studies (why study something you don't care about?) I have a particular interest in Buddhaghosa, and especially the Visuddhimagga, for which I have a profound and unreasonable affection.


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Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 06, 2009 4:36 pm

Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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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Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed May 06, 2009 4:43 pm


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Postby clw_uk » Wed May 06, 2009 4:45 pm

Hey there and welcome :hello: :thumbsup:
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Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 06, 2009 6:52 pm

Greetings MMK23,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Postby Ben » Wed May 06, 2009 10:11 pm

welcome to Dhamma Wheel MMK!

“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.”
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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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Postby zavk » Thu May 07, 2009 8:11 am

Welcome MMK.
With metta,

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Postby Jechbi » Sun May 10, 2009 5:10 am

Welcome! It's very nice to have you here.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Postby genkaku » Sun May 10, 2009 10:20 am

Welcome MMK23. Hope you find something useful here.

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Postby MMK23 » Sun May 10, 2009 10:30 am

Thanks everyone. There's clearly a lot of serious thinkers here, which is truly excellent. Thanks for having me.

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