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Ravana
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Hello

Post by Ravana » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:43 pm

I've been lurking here for sometimes reading - lots and lots of wonderful information here. Finally thought of actually registering and posting.

I'm pretty much a beginner, especially in terms of practice, so I hope to find useful advice and information here, and nice dhamma conversations.

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“The incomparable Wheel of Dhamma has been set in motion by the Blessed One in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, and no seeker, brahmin, celestial being, demon, god, or any other being in the world can stop it.”

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Re: Hello

Post by Ben » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:03 pm

Greetings Ravana
And welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Re: Hello

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:47 pm

Greetings and welcome, Ravana.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:16 pm

Hi Ravana,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Re: Hello

Post by jcsuperstar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:07 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello

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Re: Hello

Post by phil » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:52 am

Hi Ravana

Welcome to Dhammawheel! Looking forward to exploring Dhamma with you :smile:

Metta,

Phil
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Re: Hello

Post by jcsuperstar » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:03 am

oh and btw, i'd like to think in someways we're all beginners... at least until we're arahants
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Re: Hello

Post by Ravana » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:59 am

Thanks for the welcome, guys. :smile:
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Re: Hello

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:42 am

hi and welcom :anjali:
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