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Hello!

Post by meindzai » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:35 pm

HI folks, decided to check in here and add another Buddhist forum to my bookmarks.

I'm down to 3 anyway, and I can stop anytime I want. :coffee:

-M

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Post by Jechbi » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:14 pm

Welcome! Great to have you along for the ride.

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But never soddens what is open;
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Re: Hello!

Post by bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:24 pm

welcome!

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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with regard to the six media of contact,
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Re: Hello!

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:29 pm

Hi meindzai
meindzai wrote:I'm down to 3 anyway, and I can stop anytime I want. :coffee:

-M
can you now? :cookoo:
:jumping:
only joking I can to?

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I just want to use as many of these Smilies I can :popcorn:

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ok tired of that now :jedi:
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Re: Hello!

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:32 pm

Greetings Meindzai,

Excellent to see someone such as yourself, interested in pursuing the Dhamma, join us here at 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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Post by DNS » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:50 pm

Ditto. :buddha1: :popcorn: Welcome.

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Re: Hello!

Post by genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:05 pm

Welcome Meindzai.

I know you can quit any time you want.

The question is, do you? :)

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Re: Hello!

Post by Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:13 pm

Welcome meindzai!
I'm glad you could make it!
Metta

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“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,
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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hello!

Post by Dhammanando » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Hello Meindzai,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Re: Hello!

Post by clw_uk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:32 pm

Welcome Meindzai
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Re: Hello!

Post by Anders » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:00 pm

meindzai wrote:I'm down to 3 anyway, and I can stop anytime I want. :coffee:

-M
:rofl:

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Re: Hello!

Post by meindzai » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:05 am

Back again. I got a bit too busy for 3 Buddhist forums... Actually even too busy for one. For those that weren't visiting the pre-hacked E-sangha I was making some major changes in my life to help take care of my mother - which included getting rid of my furniture and my apartment and moving into hers. My mother passed away October 10th and now I am here without her. I'm also now an hour away from my new job which also happens to be more stressful and doesn't allow the internet freedom I had before. So it's a rough time. The internet buddhist community has been a big help for me.

I haven't done much anything resembling practice or study besides reading some Ajahn Chah now and again which helps me get my mind together. I am also seeing a grief counseler and also have been finding solace in my newest hero and idol - Spongebob Squarepants. There is nothing quite like the raw optimism of a yelow sponge who lives in a pineapple and loves nothing more then to get up every day and go work in a fast food resturaunt. Not exactly Dhamma but better than anti-depressants.

-M

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Re: Hello!

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:13 am

Greetings Meindzai,

Nice to see you here, and I hope you find your way safely through these troubled times.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Hello!

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:21 am

:hello: meindzai

Mike :hug:

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Re: Hello!

Post by notself » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:25 am

meindzai wrote:Back again. I got a bit too busy for 3 Buddhist forums... Actually even too busy for one. For those that weren't visiting the pre-hacked E-sangha I was making some major changes in my life to help take care of my mother - which included getting rid of my furniture and my apartment and moving into hers. My mother passed away October 10th and now I am here without her. I'm also now an hour away from my new job which also happens to be more stressful and doesn't allow the internet freedom I had before. So it's a rough time. The internet buddhist community has been a big help for me.

I haven't done much anything resembling practice or study besides reading some Ajahn Chah now and again which helps me get my mind together. I am also seeing a grief counseler and also have been finding solace in my newest hero and idol - Spongebob Squarepants. There is nothing quite like the raw optimism of a yelow sponge who lives in a pineapple and loves nothing more then to get up every day and go work in a fast food resturaunt. Not exactly Dhamma but better than anti-depressants.

-M
None of us is ever old enough to lose our parents. I spent a year after my mother's death feeling like an orphan, which I most certainly was. I wish Sponge Bob had been around to comfort me. You have made an excellent choice in listening to his wisdom.

Welcome and metta,
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Re: Hello!

Post by BlackBird » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:33 am

Metta to you Meindzai
Good to see you here though.
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'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: Hello!

Post by Ben » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:51 am

Hi meindzai
Welcome back.
I'm sorry for the loss of your mother.
I hope we can provide some support for you during this difficult time.
metta

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

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 Dhammabodhi » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:20 pm

May you find immense and unshakeable peace my friend.

Hearty welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello!

Post by LauraJ » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:42 am

It's good to see you here :smile:

I hope the grief counseling is helpful. I wrote to you a little at the other forum I was so sorry to hear about your mother. SpongeBob cheers me up too. I pretend I put it on for my daughter, but secretly, I like it too :)

Kind wishes,
Laura
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Re: Hello!

Post by Aloka » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:59 am

Hello, and welcome meindzai !


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