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Auguste
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Hey :)

Post by Auguste » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:42 pm

Hello everyone, I'm Auguste from Brussels and I'm 23.. My main language is french so I'm a bit ashamed of the multiple mistakes I'm about to make. haha
I'm not an experienced person although I'm interested in meditation and buddhism since 3 years now.. I really started practicing since last september after my first retreat (S.N Goenka centre in Belgium) which was a nice experience. Even though my life is quite nice and that I have not really much to complain about, I think I always wanted to find a middle way through this life and meditation seems to be the best thing to do to reach what's the best in here.
In advance thank you for the advices and the motivation I'll get for my daily routine by reading your posts. Have a nice day !

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Re: Hey :)

Post by cooran » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:06 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Auguste!! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Hey :)

Post by Mkoll » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:53 pm

Salutations, Auguste!

Your English is quite intelligible and clear!

:anjali:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Hey :)

Post by DNS » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:10 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:toast:

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Re: Hey :)

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:03 am

Bonjour Auguste and welcome to Dhammawheel!
Don't worry about your English - we are all learners.
All the very best with your practice and progress on the Noble Path.
With metta,
Ben
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Re: Hey :)

Post by SarathW » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:23 am

:hello:

PS:
My English is not that good either. :)
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Post by bodom » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:29 am

Welcome!

: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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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:57 am

Welcome Auguste!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hey :)

Post by Auguste » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:44 am

Thank you all ! :)

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:46 am

Greetings Auguste,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hey :)

Post by Auguste » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Thanks !

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Re: Hey :)

Post by jungblood » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:33 pm

Welcome to the forum Auguste! I'm relatively new too... I signed up a few months ago but have only really started making use of the forum recently - it's a great forum with a lot of experienced and knowledgable participants - a real resource! I look forward to reading your posts... :anjali:
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Re: Hey :)

Post by Taijitu » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:48 am

Hello! :D
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