Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

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Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by phrabill » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:11 am

I am an American Theravada monk living at a temple in Khok Samrong Thailand. I have been a monk going on 4 years.
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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:13 am

Greetings bhante,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by tiltbillings » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:19 am

Welcome, and I hope that you find this forum of intertest and value.
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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by Ben » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:33 am

Greetings Bhante and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:17 am

:bow:

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by vidar » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:15 pm

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by Cittasanto » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:19 pm

Welcome aboard Bhante!
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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by Alobha » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:15 pm

:anjali: Hello Bhante!

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:59 pm

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
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: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by bodom » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:07 pm

Welcome Bhante!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by Bankei » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Bill, please tell us some more about your experiences in Thailand.

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Post by vidar » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:57 am

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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