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Postby AvaLily » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:39 pm

Sorry i have been here for a while a few things have happened my dad died he killed himself in September of last year and my mother has cervical cancer , she has had treatment and scan we are waiting for the results she gets them on the 7th of march we are hoping its good news
i will try and be more involved this time around
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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:55 pm


Welcome back to Dhamma Wheel!

Sorry about the news; hope you are doing well.


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Postby bodom » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:14 pm

Welcome back Ella.

Im so sorry to hear about your parents. Life can really suck sometimes, but just remember that you have your brothers and sisters here in the Dhamma to make it suck all that much less. :smile:

Take care.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:33 pm

Welcome Back Ella!

Hope there is good news soon, and things can settle down abit for you!
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Postby vidar » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:07 pm

Welcome back, I hope everything goes well for you.
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.
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Postby Ben » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:19 am

Hi Ella,
Welcome back. And sorry to learn of your loss.
kind regards,

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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:00 am

Welcome! :heart:
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Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:10 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
      -- Proverbs 26:12

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