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DhammaDan
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Greetings!

Post by DhammaDan » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:41 am

Hello everyone!

It's great to be here! Despite my corny username, friends call me Dan. I used to be on E-sangha when suddenly my account ceased to function...then I got a Facebook message from venerable Dhammanando (through the Pali group) about these forums and thought it'd be great to join and continue discussion.

So a little about myself...I'm a Penn State freshman majoring in Art History and Japanese. I have been Buddhist for about...oh, 2 years I believe. Time sure does fly. I often call myself and Independent Theravada Buddhist for personal reasons, but nevertheless find much interest in all forms of Buddhism and other religions for that matter! Funny thing is, of all the religious groups on campus, there are none for Buddhism. I'm thinking about starting a group for lay people of all Buddhist traditions to come and practice meditation and discuss various ideas from the suttas. Hope that goes well...

So I hope to contribute and get along with everyone here. I'm glad to meet you all and hope we have a wonderful journey.

With metta,
Dan :namaste:

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Post by Cittasanto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:52 am

Hi, Welcome
:hello:
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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.
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Post by jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:55 am

:hello:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:11 am

Greetings and welcome Dan.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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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)

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Re: Greetings!

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:23 am

Hi DhammaDan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Post by Ben » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:39 am

Welcome DhammaDan!
Welcome to DhammaWheel!
Ben
“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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Post by bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:33 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 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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