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Hello from Norway

Postby Kare » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:28 pm


Time for an introduction, I suppose.

My name is Kåre Albert Lie, and I live in Norway. I first got interested in buddhism around 1970. I studied Pali on my own (using mainly Warder), and later Pali and Sanskrit at the University in Oslo. I got my first real introduction to meditation from the Burmese teacher U Janaka.

I have translated several Pali and Sanskrit texts into Norwegian, and I have also written some books on meditation, abhidhamma and other aspects of buddhism ... also in Norwegian. At present I hope that my translation of the Digha Nikaya will be published this year, and I have started translating the Majjhima Nikaya - a task that I hope to finish in two or three years.

So I'm mainly a Theravada follower. But I also find inspiration in parts of the Mahayana, and I have translated the Bodhicaryavatara into Norwegian, and also published a book with a translation of Vasubandhu's Madhyantavibhaga, with an introduction and comments by myself and a friend who was a teacher in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition.
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Re: Hello from Norway

Postby purple rose » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:44 pm

Hi Kare,

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.

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Re: Hello from Norway

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:35 pm

Hello Kare!
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
May you have a long life and good health so you can continue bringing Dharma/Dhamma to the Norweigan people!
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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 from Norway

Postby MJH » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:58 pm

Heisann og velkommen!
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Re: Hello from Norway

Postby Madeliaette » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:41 pm

Greetings to a fellow writer!! (Well, I did write until I came back to England)
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Re: Hello from Norway

Postby Kare » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:57 am

Thank you all for friendly welcome greetings!

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Re: Hello from Norway

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:05 am

Greetings Kare,

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!



Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from Norway

Postby Caz » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:01 pm

Welcome friend !
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