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0nion
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Hi

Postby 0nion » Sat May 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Greetings and salutations from me currently in Norway to you.

I discovered this forum yesterday and am happy to be a member. I practice meditation daily, and have been on and off for a few years. Lately I have become more interested and in resonance with the Theravada branch and especially the Thai forest tradition, although I appreciate and listen to teachers from different perspectives.

These days I am back from a year in Canada and working five months here in my country of birth to save up for a journey to India this coming fall. Hope to be able to spend some time in retreat in Nepal now that my efforts are getting more stabilized.

Anyway, thanks for reading and may you be happy.

Metta,
Thomas

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bodom
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Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hi

Postby bodom » Sat May 29, 2010 10:55 pm

Welcome Thomas!

: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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Ben
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Location: kanamaluka

Re: Hi

Postby Ben » Sat May 29, 2010 10:59 pm

Hi Thomas
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
kind regards

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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

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Tex
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Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:46 pm
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Re: Hi

Postby Tex » Sat May 29, 2010 11:07 pm

Welcome to the forum, Thomas!

:toast:
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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retrofuturist
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hi

Postby retrofuturist » Sat May 29, 2010 11:08 pm

Greetings Thomas,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
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

0nion
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Re: Hi

Postby 0nion » Sun May 30, 2010 11:33 am

Thanks for the warm welcome.

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sukhamanveti
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Re: Hi

Postby sukhamanveti » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:40 pm

Welcome, Thomas!
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5


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