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Having just joined.

Post by lohitara » Tue May 16, 2017 11:34 pm

Añjali.

I made an attempt earlier to post an introduction, but it seems to have disappeared after I was told it was approved. (I tried to make a small edit; maybe that's what did it?) In any case, I'm a recent "convert" and hope to learn a lot here. I happen to live near a few wats, but I've been having trouble getting to them and making connections; this will do in the meantime.

Mettā.
Iminā punññakammena, mā me bālasamāgamo sataṃ samāgamo hotu, yāva nibbānapattiyā!

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Post by DNS » Tue May 16, 2017 11:55 pm

Welcome to DW!

Correct, when you edit a post, it goes back to the moderation que. You'll be in the moderation que just for the first few posts or so. That way people who join to spam, never get to see their posts show up.

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Post by lohitara » Tue May 16, 2017 11:56 pm

Thanks, Mr. Snyder. I'd figured it was something like that; I don't mind.

Glad to be here.

Mettā.
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Post by retrofuturist » Wed May 17, 2017 12:36 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Post by bodom » Wed May 17, 2017 12:47 am

Welcome!

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

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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


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Post by R1111 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:34 am

:hello: welcome
Do you adhere or incline to any specific tradition within the Theravada?

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Post by The Thinker » Wed May 17, 2017 11:18 am

Welcome!
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Post by Sam Vara » Wed May 17, 2017 12:33 pm

Hello and Welcome! :heart:

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Post by lohitara » Wed May 17, 2017 10:25 pm

Thank you, everybody!
R1111 wrote::hello: welcome
Do you adhere or incline to any specific tradition within the Theravada?
I don't think that I do, although I'm curious about the Vipassanā movement and a socially engaged practice. I'd love to learn more about what your experiences have been with the various branches of Theravāda.
Iminā punññakammena, mā me bālasamāgamo sataṃ samāgamo hotu, yāva nibbānapattiyā!

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Post by SarathW » Thu May 18, 2017 1:35 am

:hello:
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Post by R1111 » Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 am

lohitara wrote:Thank you, everybody!
R1111 wrote::hello: welcome
Do you adhere or incline to any specific tradition within the Theravada?
I don't think that I do, although I'm curious about the Vipassanā movement and a socially engaged practice. I'd love to learn more about what your experiences have been with the various branches of Theravāda.
I personally can't accept the Thai Forest Doctrine of meeting the Buddha, confirmations of attainments but i also know there are many different views and diversity within and some Bhikkhus have seemingly even "gone their own way" while formally still being a part of TF Sangha.

I am 99+% alligned with Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw's and Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo's teachings.

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