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Post by Steve » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:24 am

Hello Dhamma Wheel community,

my name is Steve and I am a 31 year old German. Recently discovered Dhamma Wheel and read some of your threads by different authors. Your discussions seem to me to be serious and to the point. I am signing up to deepen my understanding of the Dhamma through through inquiry and inspiration. And maybe I can answer a question or two myself. In this sense, I am also trying to tap into the energy and knowledge of a Sangha - even if it is a virtual one.

I have so far primarily read Suttas, various commentaries, and a lot of general Theravada literature. However, my approach to the Teachings is not at all scholastic or dogmatic, neither in reading nor in practice. For example, I am also highly interested in the Zen tradition and recently spent a couple of days in a Kyoto Rinzai Zen temple. A few weeks later, I stayed with a Shingon monk in his Koyasan temple. The important thing for me is that I sense the Buddha. Which can be the case everywhere, at any point in time, with any kind of event or person.

Very happy to have found the Dhamma Wheel - looking forward to meeting you!

Greetings - from Bangkok, suitably ;-)

"Die größten Ereignisse - das sind nicht unsre lautesten, sondern unsre stillsten Stunden.“
Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments

Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: Namaste!

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:37 am

Greetings Steve,

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)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Namaste!

Post by Fede » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:30 am

Welcome Steve!

Every 'Serious and to the point' forum must have its Village idiot.

The Village Idiot is ignorant on most matters, and merely contributes to discussions from a standpoint of their own meagre experience and weak comprehension, although occasionally, these snippets can be relatively poignant at best or mildly entertaining at worst.
The village idiot also refuses to take life too seriously - often a commendable trait, but occasionally - idiotic.

I pride myself in being this Forum's Village Idiot.
people on here tolerate me with loving kindness, patience and good humour, which I find a blessing, and for which I am grateful.
But I do find humour to be an asset in most cases!

To be too serious can be just as self-limiting as being too humorous.

I hope you enjoy your time with us, it's lovely to meet you!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D" onclick=";return false;

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Re: Namaste!

Post by DNS » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:12 pm


Guten Tag!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Namaste!

Post by genkaku » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:22 pm

Welcome Steve. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: Namaste!

Post by Vardali » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:54 pm

Hallo Steve, herzlich willkommen :namaste:

I haven't been here for long myself but have found this a very helpful and friendly community so far.

I hope you will like it here, too :twothumbsup:

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Re: Namaste!

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:56 pm

hi Steve
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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.
John Stuart Mill

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