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Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by Manopubbangama » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:24 pm

Hello☸,


Wanted to introduce myself - American expat living in Krakow, Poland.

This city has several meditation centers affiliated with internationally scaled-out organizations that also dot the landscape of major American cities, so in that respect, it is very similar to anywhere else; that being said the Theravada scene is sparse.

I practice Mahasi-style Vipassana and my teacher is from Yangon, Burma, currently residing in USA.

I have been meditating for over ten years and would like to take the quality/quantity of my meditation to the next level - I am here because it will almost certainly be quicker by associating with good friends who are more advanced than myself.

I work in IT, have a family, enjoy reading all Theravidin literature. My Pali is becoming perhaps respectable.

I have no interest in proclaiming any spiritual attainment in public, nor in polemics against any idea or person, generally am not into fleeting explanations of dhamma that crop up in order to appeal to trending ideas.


Nihīyati puriso nihīnasevī,
Na ca hāyetha kadāci tulyasevī;
Seṭṭhamupanamaṃ udeti khippaṃ,
Tasmā attano uttariṃ bhajethā”ti.

- AN 3.26

May you all be happy.

Sadhu.

Sadhu.

Sadhu.

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Post by Sam Vara » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:30 pm

Greetings, Manopubbangama, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

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Post by SarathW » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm

:hello:
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Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by Pondera » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:13 am

Poland is a beautiful country. I visited stari miasto krakow a few years back. It was one of the most attractive cities I’ve ever seen - coming from Canada, that is.

I hope you find your time on Dhamma Wheel helpful!
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Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by bodom » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:06 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: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by rightviewftw » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:40 am

welcome

i am confused, is there a spiritual attainment but you don't want to proclaim it in public or are you expressing disinterest in proclaiming attainments in general

im genuinely curious and you can pm me a proclamation if u want:)

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Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am

:hello:
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by Manopubbangama » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:24 pm

Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for the warm welcome.

I hope to make many friends here with fellow Buddhists.

At this point in my life I want to avoid polemics and miccha-ājīva.

David, I'm a big fan of your book on lists, btw, don't know if you meticulously highlighted all of your books over the course of many years or if you have some nifty bash script to organize them all for you. :)



with metta

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Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by Manopubbangama » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:41 pm

Pondera wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:13 am
Poland is a beautiful country. I visited stari miasto krakow a few years back. It was one of the most attractive cities I’ve ever seen - coming from Canada, that is.

I hope you find your time on Dhamma Wheel helpful!
Hi, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay here.

In '39 the mayor of Krakow ran out alone to block the panzers of the wermacht amidst rapid machine gun fire and shelling, and petitioned the incoming blitzkrieg to desist from having the city reduced to rubble. He continued to lead a defiant life until he was sent to a concentration camp and liquidated in a nearby forest in '42 by the Einsatzgruppen.

Warsaw, of course, had a different fate.

This is reflected in the very old, beautiful architecture of Krakow, in the sense that there are many historic manors and landmarks which are not present in Warsaw.

I love this city, as well, and Poland, in general.
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Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Post by Manopubbangama » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:47 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:40 am
welcome

i am confused, is there a spiritual attainment but you don't want to proclaim it in public or are you expressing disinterest in proclaiming attainments in general

im genuinely curious and you can pm me a proclamation if u want:)
I can't think of much to proclaim myself with certitude other than death and taxes. I don't think abhidhammists created a term for taxes, though, so I don't know where to place them as paramatthas.

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