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David M.

Post by Sobeh » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:40 am

Hail well met; my name is David, and I hope to enmesh myself in the community here for the next few months while I finish up my masters degree prior to seeking ordination at Santi Forest Monastery this November.

:hello:

(I tasked myself with telling the whole story of my presence in one sentence, greeting and all, and I think it went pretty well!)

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Re: David M.

Post by BlackBird » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:49 am

Hi David M(ead?)

Hope you find some good discussions here :)

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'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: David M.

Post by Sobeh » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:53 am

BlackBird wrote:Hi David M(ead!)
Fixed. :heart:

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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:05 pm

(With a mixture of sympathetic joy and jealousy, I wish you...)

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

I was actually just reading the ordination poilicies at SFM earlier this week... very sensible they are, too.

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"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 Ben » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:40 pm

Hi David
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
metta

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Re: David M.

Post by bodom » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:46 pm

Welcome David!

:anjali:
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: David M.

Post by DNS » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:20 pm

Sobeh wrote: while I finish up my masters degree prior to seeking ordination at Santi Forest Monastery this November.
:thumbsup:

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:16 pm

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: David M.

Post by Aloka » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:03 pm

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Welcome David ! :hello:



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Re: David M.

Post by Sobeh » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:28 am

And so it is! Seven days until I depart... and what a fascinating group of folk with whom to explore the Dhamma! Perhaps I'll find occasion to take the pulse of Dhamma Wheel again; my understanding has been irrevocably aggrandized over these last months, so thank you, all, for that.

~peace~


:anjali:
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Re: David M.

Post by Ben » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:53 am

All the best David with your ordination plans!
May it bring you much merit and happiness.
kind regards

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: David M.

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 am

Greetings Sobeh,

Congratulations on your upcoming ordination and I look forward to meeting you one day, and hopefully offering alms or requisites.

Metta,
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: David M.

Post by Ytrog » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:04 pm

Congratulations with your soon-to-be ordination :anjali:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
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