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Atrey
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Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Atrey » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:11 pm

Hello friends of Buddhism!

I recently discovered this forum as a result of a long search for an ideal place to exchange thoughts, ideas and questions in a friendly environment of fellow buddhists. A few words about me... I'm a guy in beginning of my thirties searching for a the truth in wisdom about life. I have always been drawn to Buddhism and recently, during some deeper life challanges I was drawn to Buddhism like a magnet and now I have the feeling this is the place, the way I have been searching for.
I'm still a beginner in my practice, so have patience with my questions. :anjali:
Hope to find many friends here!
Atrey

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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Ben » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:34 pm

Hi Atrey and welcome!
“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: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Pārasamgate » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:41 pm

Atrey wrote:Hello friends of Buddhism!

I recently discovered this forum as a result of a long search for an ideal place to exchange thoughts, ideas and questions in a friendly environment of fellow buddhists. A few words about me... I'm a guy in beginning of my thirties searching for a the truth in wisdom about life. I have always been drawn to Buddhism and recently, during some deeper life challanges I was drawn to Buddhism like a magnet and now I have the feeling this is the place, the way I have been searching for.
I'm still a beginner in my practice, so have patience with my questions. :anjali:
Hope to find many friends here!
Atrey
Welcome from another beginner who has intermittently been drawn to Buddhism for many years only to deepen study and practice very recently!

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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Ytrog » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:06 pm

Welcome :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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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by acinteyyo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:35 pm

Herzlich Willkommen im Dhammawheel-Forum!

best wishes, acinteyyo
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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by David2 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:46 pm

I recently discovered this forum as a result of a long search for an ideal place to exchange thoughts
Dhammawheel ist wirklich das beste Forum seiner Art. :)

Welcome!

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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by bodom » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:54 pm

Welcome Atrey!

: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: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Moggalana » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:24 pm

Grüß dich :)
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Vardali » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:28 pm

Herzlich willkommen hier :)

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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Atrey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:16 pm

Thank you all / herzlichen Dank an alle
for the warm welcome!
:anjali:

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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Dhammabodhi » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:36 pm

Herzlich willkommen, Atrey!

Your avatar picture is just fabulous!

:anjali:
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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:38 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Post by Atrey » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:26 pm

Thank you Retro!
Thank you all!
:namaste:

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