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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.


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

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

Welcome to DW!


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


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

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

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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

Quick resources: 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 :)
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in

Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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

Sawatdee krap Ethan. :anjali:

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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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