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Greetings to friends in the Dhamma

Post by Sally Gross » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:15 pm

Dear friends in the Dhamma,

Ven. Dhammanando alerted me to the existence of this forum, and it is a delight to see many friends in the Dhamma whom I have met online here. The propensity of bodies in general, and of my own in particular, has made it difficult for me to sit at my computer. Being without the visual acuity to read and write quite often after having to use my one "good" eye quite intensively does not help, but I hope to try to have an online presence as often as is feasible. The Buddha emphasises the importance of admirable associates -- good friends in the Dhamma -- and given that I am without contact with Dhamma friends in the flesh, as it were, the availability of boards such as this has meant a great deal to me, and not having been able to sustain a presence online for long periods has been a rea hardship.

Much metta,


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Post by clw_uk » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:39 pm

Welcome to the site sally :toast:

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Post by mikenz66 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:47 pm

Welcome Sally,

Sorry to hear of your problems, but great to hear from you again.


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Post by Tex » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:53 pm

Sally, it's now occurring to me that I don't think we've ever addressed each other directly, but I have found your posts and your insight most helpful, I thank you.

I hope this message finds you feeling well.
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Post by DNS » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:03 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! I remember your great posts over at E-S. Be well and I hope you will be able to post and read here as time and health permit. :reading: :coffee: :anjali:

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Post by Ben » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:24 pm

Dear Sally
Welcome 'home'. I missed your presence on e-sangha greatly.
You've been constantly in my thoughts.

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Post by Modus.Ponens » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:32 pm

Hi Sally. Good to see you here. Welcome. :smile:
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Post by retrofuturist » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:36 pm

Greetings Sally,

Excellent to see you here.


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Post by Dhammanando » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 pm

Hello Sally,

Welcome, and thanks for joining us. :smile:

Best wishes,

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Post by Jechbi » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:42 am

Wonderful that you're here.

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Post by Cittasanto » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:21 am

:anjali: Welcome and nice to meet you
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Post by BubbaBuddhist » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:27 pm

Good to see you again Sally.

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Post by pink_trike » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:23 am

Nice to see you here at Dhamma Wheel, Sally. :smile:
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Post by jcsuperstar » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:01 am

:anjali: :hello:
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Post by tiltbillings » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:54 am


Yes, it is good to have you here. It'll help class up the joint.
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Post by ShinMeiDokuJoh » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:17 am

Dear Sally,

how are you doing? I am very sorry hearing about your health problems.

I am really happy to meet you here, as I always appreciated very much your posts at an other forum
and I was sad, not reading from you for so long time.

I wish you well :anjali:

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Post by andrewuk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:58 pm

Hello Sally,

I missed your posts in E Sangha too.

I hope you find wisdom in those discomfort. If there is anything you need, including Dhamma books, please let me know!


Best wishes,

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Re: Greetings to friends in the Dhamma

Post by Rui Sousa » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:08 pm

Dear Sally,

:hi: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
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