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Canda
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Hello from saṃsāra

Postby Canda » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:33 pm

:namaste:
I've been visiting a wat in the United States of America. Before that spent a lot of time studying zen. I'm interested in the lesser vehicle. The monks and novices have been very helpful in understanding portions of the teachings. Also with various meditation techniques. :anjali:

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Re: Hello from saṃsāra

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:50 pm

Welcome Canda!

:hello:
:anjali:
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Re: Hello from saṃsāra

Postby SarathW » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:19 pm

:hello:
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Re: Hello from saṃsāra

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:27 am

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hello from saṃsāra

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:21 am

Greetings Canda,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
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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 from saṃsāra

Postby DC2R » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:44 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
May the blessings of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha always be firmly established in your hearts.

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Re: Hello from saṃsāra

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:54 pm

Canda wrote::namaste:
I've been visiting a wat in the United States of America. Before that spent a lot of time studying zen. I'm interested in the lesser vehicle. The monks and novices have been very helpful in understanding portions of the teachings. Also with various meditation techniques. :anjali:


Welcome Canda! Just a heads up that the word Hinayana or "lesser vehicle" is a derogatory word used to describe and denigrate the Theravadan tradition by the Mahayana. I'm sure that you were unaware and it was not intentional but in the future please refrain from using that term or designation as it is offensive to our tradition. Thank you and I hope you find our site useful!

:namaste:
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

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Re: Hello from saṃsāra

Postby StaceyH » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:59 pm

Welcome and Hello!
I'm slow, but I get great mileage.


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