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resistingSi
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Hello from Simon

Post by resistingSi » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi World

I am middle aged and have had a few years in asia, from UK tho.

I always feel better when I get closer to this subject.

I want to chat a little, not too technically about the teachings though at this stage.

What happened to e-sangha... that was a great forum - hope this one is too :)

Si

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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by cooran » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:01 pm

Welcome Simon! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:40 pm

Nice to have you here Simon.

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by DNS » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:47 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

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Kim OHara
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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:05 pm

Welcome, Simon :hello:
resistingSi wrote:What happened to e-sangha... that was a great forum - hope this one is too :)
E-sangha demonstrated impermanence, and caused some suffering as it did so (though not to me, since I wasn't heavily involved). This forum and its Mahayanist twin (see link at bottom of page) are excellent replacements.
Actually, DW seems to have been a bit quieter than usual recently. I put it down to northern-hemisphere summer holidays, since it happened last year too.

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by bodom » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:01 am

Welcome Simon!

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

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo


resistingSi
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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by resistingSi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:42 am

is there some discomfort between mayayana and theravada views which is a bit hostile?

I thought one was original interpretation and the other a natural development?

Me personally I gained a lot from the theravada experience in thailand but also very interested in tibetan (vajrayana) and shaivism. Is there a compatability problem or is it that some individuals cant agree to manage a forum with variety of views?

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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by Virgo » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:56 am

resistingSi wrote:is there some discomfort between mayayana and theravada views which is a bit hostile?

I thought one was original interpretation and the other a natural development?

Me personally I gained a lot from the theravada experience in thailand but also very interested in tibetan (vajrayana) and shaivism. Is there a compatability problem or is it that some individuals cant agree to manage a forum with variety of views?
Great questions Simon.

Mahayana is mostly based on Nagajurna who came around approximately 500 years after the Buddha and introduced the 'Madhyamaka' philosophy. Most (if not all) Mahayana sutras are later developments, written well after the Buddha passed away.

Good luck finding everything you need.

Kevin

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Re: Hello from Simon

Post by Annis » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:24 pm

Welcome, Simon! Nice to meet you ^^

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