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Justin
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Greetings!

Post by Justin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:28 am

Hello to all!

I'm very happy to have found this forum and fellow Theravada practitioners with which to discuss the Dhamma. I have lots still to learn, and am grateful for this chance to be instructed and inspired.

With metta,
Justin :smile:
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and a mind of boundless love.

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Re: Greetings!

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:29 am

Greetings and welcome, Justin.

Lovely to see you join us. I look forward to your involvement.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings!

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:37 am

Hi Justin,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Re: Greetings!

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:59 am

Hi Justin

I am glad you have found us!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Greetings!

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:35 am

:hello:
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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 …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: Greetings!

Post by jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:34 am

:hello:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Greetings!

Post by bodom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:33 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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