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Greetings from down under :)

Postby kimbears » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:13 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Camilla and I'm a Buddhist by birth. I'm turning 25 this year and am studying International Business and also run an online business selling women's fashion. I have been practicing Buddhism since I was a child (my parents are very religious). I'm a vegan and embrace compassion with all my heart :)
I want to learn about Buddhism in the English language. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia but have been associated religiously through the Vietnamese language all my life. I don't know any Buddhist terms in English so cannot understand the translation into Vietnamese.

I hope you can all help me grow and blossom into a more knowledgeable Buddhist, and may we all find the path to enlightenment.

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Welcome Camilla! I hope you find what you are looking for and please let me know if I can be of any assistance! Mettaya. :heart:
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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Sarva » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:34 pm

A warm welcome Camilla
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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:53 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Welcome Camilla from one of the many other Aussies on the List! :group:

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Hi Camilla and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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 from down under :)

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:37 pm

Welcome, Camilla, from another Aussie ... nearly halfway to Vietnam from where you are, but still an Aussie :smile:

You mentioned wanting to learn the English terms and it reminded me of this (free online) introductory book . It is available in both English and Vietnamese, so maybe you could read and cross-check?

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:37 pm

Greetings from Melbourne.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:49 am

Welcome Camilla!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby Alobha » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:52 am

Welcome Camilla! :smile:

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Re: Greetings from down under :)

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:01 am

:hello:

Welcome

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