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aflatun
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Hello from CA

Postby aflatun » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:33 pm

I've been lurking on this forum (and its sister Dharma wheel) for quite a while, just wanted to say hello and thank you for all the wonderful discussions and information.

I have a general interest in philosophical and religious things but I gravitate most of all to Buddhist practice these days. I wasn't born Buddhist but have been interested in the Buddha and his teachings since about 13 or so and seem to have finally gotten around to consistently applying myself to them for the past few years :woohoo:

Happy New Year everyone!
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"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: Hello from CA

Postby ganegaar » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:42 pm

Welcome!.
Sīlepatiṭṭhāya naro sapañño, cittaṃ paññañca bhāvayaṃ;
Ātāpī nipako bhikkhu, so imaṃ vijaṭaye jaṭanti.

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Re: Hello from CA

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:41 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hello from CA

Postby SarathW » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:51 pm

:hello: Welcome!
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Re: Hello from CA

Postby aflatun » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:56 pm

Thank you friends!
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

Yuki91
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Re: Hello from CA

Postby Yuki91 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:29 pm

Welcome!


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