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Howdy from ZFI

Post by Jok_Hae » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:18 pm

Howdy all! :hello: I am a zennie so I'll be mostly lurking here, but I do have an interest in the Pali canon. I am currently reading the Digha Nikaya. I thought I would also show a bit of solidarity, as most us are refugees from "you know where". Plus, your smilies are better over here! :twothumbsup:

Good luck and thanks for practicing,

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Post by Rui Sousa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:21 pm


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Post by retrofuturist » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:24 pm

Greetings Keith,

Welcome and thanks for dropping by.


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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Post by Ben » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:25 pm

Greetings Keith and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
There's no need to lurk!
Feel free to participate in our forums!

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- 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 Jok_Hae » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:28 pm

Thanks folks! Ben - I usually don't understand what the heck they're saying in Zen land, never mind a tradition I am not all that familiar with! :lol:


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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:15 am

Hi Keith,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Post by Tex » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:40 am

Welcome Keith, and don't be shy -- I trust that you'll find this forum as welcoming as I find ZFI with my questions about Zen.

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Re: Howdy from ZFI

Post by Cittasanto » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:45 am

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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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