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dhammastudier
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hey every body!

Postby dhammastudier » Tue May 25, 2010 4:46 am

how's it going? i've been studying buddhism since i was seventeen (25 now) and theravada has always been my main interest. for a while i accidentally got confused about my studies and practice by mixing and matching with way out there teachings from the tibetan bon/buddhist tradition and even accidentally got a book on pure land once. finally a chan monk set me straight on a visit to a temple. i'm currently studying the samyutta nikaya from the sutta pitaka and i have a condensation of the abhidhamma i hope to crack into soon and am excited to find some people on the same page... er pages as me! i study some zen/chan teachings as the base practices are very similar to theravada. i hope to be able to share and get lots of info and friends here:) :buddha1:

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retrofuturist
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Re: hey every body!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 25, 2010 5:01 am

Greetings zac,

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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Ben
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Re: hey every body!

Postby Ben » Tue May 25, 2010 5:09 am

Hi Zac
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

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bodom
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Re: hey every body!

Postby bodom » Tue May 25, 2010 12:11 pm

Welcome Zac!

: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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dhammastudier
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Re: hey every body!

Postby dhammastudier » Tue May 25, 2010 2:21 pm

thanx for all the warm welcomes guys! :twothumbsup:

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altar
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Location: Great Barrington, MA

Re: hey every body!

Postby altar » Tue May 25, 2010 10:20 pm

Hi, Zac.
My name is Zack, short for Zachary. What's yours?

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sukhamanveti
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Re: hey every body!

Postby sukhamanveti » Wed May 26, 2010 12:24 am

Hi, Zac! Welcome. :smile:
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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