Shwmai from Wales! :)

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Shwmai from Wales! :)

Post by Emi » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:45 am

Hello all at The Dhamma Wheel, my name's Emily and I'm 17 years old :)

I've been a lay Buddhist (practising) since the age of 10, but I was first exposed at the age of about 8 or 9. I had been a member of (much missed) E-sangha for coming on 6 years (as 'Xonikz') when it went down, and ever since I've been searching for a Buddhist forum (particularly Therevada, as that's the school of thought I follow) for ages!

Despite losing E-sangha, after looking at just a few posts on this forum, I feel like I'm home already, comfortably between like-minded people. :)

I hope you're all doing ok on your respective journeys, and I can only hope my posts on this forum match the wisdom I've seen already! :D

Namaste, friends,
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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Post by Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:11 pm

Greetings Emi!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. I hope you like it here.

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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but great rivers flow silently.
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Post by Cittasanto » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:27 pm

hope you enjoy it here
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Post by Moggalana » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:05 pm

Hi Emily :)
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:58 pm

Greetings Emily,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Post by DNS » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:05 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Post by Dugu » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:08 am

Hi Emily.

Wow you started following at such a young age, that is so rare. I am so impressed. Good to have you here. :twothumbsup:

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