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An Ethiopian

Post by Mesay » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:41 pm

Hello out there!
Dear followers of Buddha, am a young male Ethiopian highly interested and enthusiastic to Buddhas' teaching, there is no Buddhists temple or head quarter here, so my only means of fortifying my Buddha knowledge is through corresponding with overseas followers, is there any one who can guide me to be the follower of Buddha.
with regards :anjali:

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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Greetings Mesay,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Feel free to join in the discussions, and ask any questions you may have.

Be sure to vote in the Where Are You From poll:" onclick=";return false; - Africa needs a few more votes!

Retro. :)
"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: An Ethiopian

Post by DNS » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:06 pm


Tena yisteline !

Endemene durk!

(Sorry I don't know the Amharic alphabet good enough to write it with the Amharic characters.)

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

My wife is from Ethiopia (Addis Ababa); user name: woini

She does not post much here, but I will let her know another Abesha just joined!

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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by PeterB » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:09 pm

Welcome Mesay.

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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by BlackBird » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:57 pm

Mesay wrote:is there any one who can guide me to be the follower of Buddha.
Hello Mesay

We have an introductory resources thread which you might find of good use :)

Jack :heart:
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by Aloka » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:26 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, Mesay.


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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by zavk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:29 pm

Hello and welcome.
With metta,

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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by Ben » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:39 am

Hi Mesay
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
As Retro said, please feel free to join in the discussions. Many Dhamma Wheel members live in places where there is no temple nor community of like-minded people. You are welcome to draw some companionship and inspiration here.
kind regards

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by Cittasanto » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:47 am

welcome to Dhamma Wheel
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: An Ethiopian

Post by bodom » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:13 pm

Welcome Mesay.

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 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

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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