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Greetings & Salutations

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Ruralist
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Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ruralist » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:32 am

Greetings
Thought I ought to say hi, been lurking for a week or so but decided to start posting today.
I'm from Devon, UK and have very little experience of Dhamma fourms (joined E-Sangha a few years ago but never got on with it) so please bear with me. I have been practising through reading, self discipline and I try to get involved with Hartridge Monastery, part of the Forest Sangha, as much as I am able but my business and my health seem to pose differing obstacles!
I hope to get to know people on here (some names I recognise from E-Sangha), be of some input and help develop my practise.
:namaste:
"Let monkeys be monkeys without getting emotionally involved. Peace can be born within you because you know the way monkeys are. Knowing the manner of monkeys, you will let go and be at peace, not getting tied up in monkey business." Ven. Ajahn Chah

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Ben
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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:56 am

Greetings ruralist 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 & Salutations

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:10 pm

Welcome Ruralist!

: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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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ruralist » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:02 am

thank you Ben & Bodom :smile:
30 views and 2 replies.........am i missing something :shrug:
"Let monkeys be monkeys without getting emotionally involved. Peace can be born within you because you know the way monkeys are. Knowing the manner of monkeys, you will let go and be at peace, not getting tied up in monkey business." Ven. Ajahn Chah

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:26 am

“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) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:27 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby manas » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:09 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:16 am

Hello ruralist,

Welcome! I look forward to reading your contributions. :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ytrog » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:05 am

Welcome :)

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ruralist » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:27 pm

thank you again for the kind welcome
i hope to be of some input
:namaste:
"Let monkeys be monkeys without getting emotionally involved. Peace can be born within you because you know the way monkeys are. Knowing the manner of monkeys, you will let go and be at peace, not getting tied up in monkey business." Ven. Ajahn Chah

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Re: Greetings & Salutations

Postby Ytrog » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:04 pm

Just being curious, but I couldn't let a puzzle go: I saw in your profile the coordinates 263110E 108120N
The only form that I could distill that Google finds valid is: 10.8120, 26.3110 (latitude, longitude), which is in the middle of the Sudanese desert. Do you live there? :o

if so, how would you be able to get involved with Hartridge? ;)

http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=10.8120,+2 ... 1&t=h&z=10


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