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demann
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Hello

Post by demann » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:23 am

Hello Dharma Brothers and Sisters:

I am new to this forum and hope to learn a lot. I have been a Mahayana Buddhist until a year ago. I have studied Zen and Pure Land. We moved into this area and there is only one Temple in town which is a Theradava Temple. Once a week there are teachings in English and these teachings were just what I have been searching for. I have been a Buddhist since 2000. I am focusing my studies on karma and loving-kindness currently.

Metta,

Thomas

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Re: Hello

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:31 am

Welcome. We have been expecting you.
>> 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: Hello

Post by cooran » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:37 am

Welcome Thomas! Hope you enjoy Dhammawheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:45 am

Welcome to DW Thomas!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Ben
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Post by Ben » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:59 am

Hi Thomas and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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

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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Re: Hello

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:29 am

Greetings Thomas,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Hello

Post by plwk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:46 am

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:mrgreen: :hello:

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Re: Hello

Post by demann » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:27 am

Thank you for your warm welcomes. I feel very comfortable here already.

Thomas

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Re: Hello

Post by DNS » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:30 am

:hello:
:popcorn:

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bodom
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Re: Hello

Post by bodom » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:28 am

Welcome Thomas!

: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: Hello

Post by waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:08 am

Welcome Thomas to the board.

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