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Another new guy

Post by The Salamander » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Been stumbling down the path for about 2 years now, piecing things together as I go along. Started off with an interest in Zen, delved into the golden age Chan and Sanlun of China, went on into Madhyamaka and have now settled into where I feel I should have began: a Thai Forest Theravada perspective based around the teachings of Thanissaro Bikkhu.
I requested books from Metta Forest Monastery and have been digging into Thanissaro Bikkhu's Dhamma talks for the last few months and am finally feeling like things are coming together. I'm here hoping to find true dhamma friends to discuss the path with and to learn what I can from those who have gone forth before me.

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Re: Another new guy

Post by Virgo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:21 pm

Welcome Salamander!

May you find true Dhamma friends...

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Re: Another new guy

Post by cooran » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:40 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Another new guy

Post by DNS » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:54 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Another new guy

Post by bodom » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:15 pm

Welcome salamander!

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

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Re: Another new guy

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:30 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Another new guy

Post by The Salamander » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:45 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :) I'm sure there will be much good learning to be had here.

With Metta,

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Re: Another new guy

Post by Ajisai » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:38 am

Welcome ! :smile:

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Re: Another new guy

Post by Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:06 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel friend.
Please enjoy your stay.


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