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Postby M.G. » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:21 am

Should have posted this a few days ago.

My name's M.G.; I've been a sometime lurker on this board for years, and posted once or twice, back when this was e-sangha. I am consistently impressed by the knowedge displayed by many of the long-time posters on this board.

I was raised by secular parents in the exotic suburbs of Northern New Jersey, and for whatever reason was drawn to the imagery of Buddhism even when I was quite young.

I've done formal practice with Zen and Thai teachers, but my main Buddhist practices were taught to me by the great Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.
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Re: Hello

Postby kirtu » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:38 am

Welcome M.G.!

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Re: Hello

Postby lobster » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:46 am

:twothumbsup: Thanks for de-lurking :twothumbsup:
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Re: Hello

Postby Ayu » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:16 am

Hi, M.G. :hi:
Because, if our mothers, who have been kind to us
From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
From 10th of 37 Bodhisattva Practices
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Re: Hello

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:01 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel M.G.

I am looking forward to your next "suprise" topic title.

:namaste:
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:49 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Welcome to Dharma Wheel M.G.

I am looking forward to your next "suprise" topic title.

:namaste:



I'll be a good boy from now on.

Heh.

:D
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:58 am

Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.
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Re: Hello

Postby Will » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:14 am

M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.


Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:20 am

Will wrote:
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.


Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?



I don't really identify as anything now, but Buddhism and the dharma have played large roles in shaping who I am.
Before I took refuge I vaguely identified as an agnostic.
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Re: Hello

Postby Will » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:02 am

M.G. wrote:
Will wrote:
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.


Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?



I don't really identify as anything now, but Buddhism and the dharma have played large roles in shaping who I am.
Before I took refuge I vaguely identified as an agnostic.


Mystery-mongering is unattractive (to me anyway). So welcome to Dharma Wheel and Fare Thee Well.
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:58 am

Hope I cleared up any mysteries. Happy to share personal info relevant to the dharma.
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Re: Hello

Postby flavio81 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:06 pm

M.G. wrote:Should have posted this a few days ago.

My name's M.G.; I've been a sometime lurker on this board for years, and posted once or twice, back when this was e-sangha. I am consistently impressed by the knowedge displayed by many of the long-time posters on this board.

I was raised by secular parents in the exotic suburbs of Northern New Jersey, and for whatever reason was drawn to the imagery of Buddhism even when I was quite young.

I've done formal practice with Zen and Thai teachers, but my main Buddhist practices were taught to me by the great Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.


Hello!! I just joined as well! I was also on the esangha board (RIP) and i'm also fortunate to know the incomparable ChNN. Welcome back then!
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Re: Hello

Postby flavio81 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:11 pm

M.G. wrote:
Will wrote:
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.


Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?



I don't really identify as anything now, but Buddhism and the dharma have played large roles in shaping who I am.
Before I took refuge I vaguely identified as an agnostic.


Perhaps you identify yourself more as a Dzogchen-teachings practitioner than a buddhist? I can relate to that feeling somewhat: I very rarely tell other people i'm a buddhist, unless i see they're somewhat interested in the topic. And i never tell anyone (outside tibetan buddhism) that i received Dzogchen teachings. And if they're in Theravada buddhism, it's better not to even mention i am a Mahayanist !! :spy:
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:46 pm

Hello flavio81.

In terms of your analysis, I'd say that I identify as a post-Dzogchenpo.
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Re: Hello

Postby Son of Buddha » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:59 pm

M.G. wrote:Hello flavio81.

In terms of your analysis, I'd say that I identify as a post-Dzogchenpo.


eh don't worry about it were all a post something, I'm a post christian youth minister.
we have all left something we deemed unbeneficial behind for something else that works for us.
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:02 pm

I'm all in favor of being post-concerned about labels!
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Re: Hello

Postby flavio81 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:04 pm

Son of Buddha wrote:
M.G. wrote:Hello flavio81.

In terms of your analysis, I'd say that I identify as a post-Dzogchenpo.


eh don't worry about it were all a post something, I'm a post christian youth minister.
we have all left something we deemed unbeneficial behind for something else that works for us.


I'm a Post-it-note.
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Re: Hello

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:47 pm

I'm post being post. Being post is so post!!!
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Hello

Postby M.G. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:55 pm

What's the difference between a turtle and post office work?
The turtle moves.

....now back to our regularly scheduled Dharma conversations. :smile:
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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:33 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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