YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Hello - Dhamma Wheel

Hello

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
User avatar
Riverbend
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:36 am
Location: England
Contact:

Hello

Postby Riverbend » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:45 am

After about ten years immersed in Taoism, suddenly Buddhism has taken on a new light for me. I have a few questions, but that's for later. Right now, I am glad to be here.

RB
I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts. Prostitutes for the bees. There is you'll agree a certain je ne se quoi oh so very special about a firm young carrot. [Uncle Monty -- Withnail & I.]

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:29 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:06 am

Hi RB
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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
Annapurna
Posts: 2639
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:04 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Hello

Postby Annapurna » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:56 am

Welcome, Riverbend!

Happy to see you here.

Anna
http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Riverbend
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:36 am
Location: England
Contact:

Re: Hello

Postby Riverbend » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:25 pm

Thank you all. And thank you, Anna, for suggesting this place to me. It's funny how I have been exposed to Buddhism for many years but that it is only now that something in me clicked. It has to be the right time or not at all I suppose. I remember being about eighteen years old and reading about Buddhism in a library book. It really appealed but do you know what stopped me? I thought I was going to have to shave my head. :) But then my hair started to fall out so I need not have worried!
I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts. Prostitutes for the bees. There is you'll agree a certain je ne se quoi oh so very special about a firm young carrot. [Uncle Monty -- Withnail & I.]

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5713
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:54 pm

Welcome Riverbend!

: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/

User avatar
Annapurna
Posts: 2639
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:04 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Hello

Postby Annapurna » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:02 pm

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Tex
Posts: 703
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:46 pm
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Re: Hello

Postby Tex » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:07 pm

Welcome, Riverbend.

:toast:
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

User avatar
OcTavO
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:27 am

Re: Hello

Postby OcTavO » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:15 pm

Hello :hello:

User avatar
Riverbend
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:36 am
Location: England
Contact:

Re: Hello

Postby Riverbend » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:06 pm

I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts. Prostitutes for the bees. There is you'll agree a certain je ne se quoi oh so very special about a firm young carrot. [Uncle Monty -- Withnail & I.]

User avatar
Wind
Posts: 342
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Hello

Postby Wind » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:47 pm

The river is also use as a metaphor in Buddhism. :)

Welcome to the forum.


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine