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doublerepukken
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Hello all!!

Post by doublerepukken » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:25 am

Greeting everyone!

My name is Ethan, and I am teacher here in Thailand, originally from the USA. I grew up without religion and my wife has been exposing me to Theravada, and I think I have finally found what I've been looking for. I am reading through the Nikayas, and hope to learn here and grow in my spirituality. :buddha1:

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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:41 am

Greetings Ethan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"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)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Hello all!!

Post by DNS » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:06 pm

Cool, your kamma brought you to Thailand -- and Theravada.

Welcome to DW!

:thumbsup:

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Post by bodom » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:46 pm

Welcome!

: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


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Hello all!!

Post by SarathW » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:59 pm

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hello all!!

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:07 pm

Hi Ethan :hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by DC2R » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:13 pm

Welcome Ethan! We are glad to have you here.
"May the blessings of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha always be firmly established in your hearts." ―Ajahn Chah

http://txti.es/theravada

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Post by dylanj » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:39 pm

That is very fortunate for you...you owe your wife an unpayable debt :)
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Hello all!!

Post by DooDoot » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:48 pm

Sawatdee krap Ethan. :anjali:

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Re: Hello all!!

Post by Rockalbert » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:27 pm

I'm albert and currently i'm in sri lanks...its the country where theravada buddhism is at its peak....

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