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Offline Dhammafarer

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Greetings: I am new around here
« on: August 07, 2016, 08:03:36 pm »
Greetings. I am a Therevada practitioner who I thought understood more of the teachings than I actually did. Back to basics-- sila, samadhi, prajna.

 With metta, Dhammafarer

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Re: Greetings: I am new around here
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 09:53:12 pm »
hi dhamma farer..
dharma is a vast as endless universes. I know the feeling .. I also feel like i only know a speck. how amazing this commuinity comes into being and thanks again those doing this

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Re: Greetings: I am new around here
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 02:27:47 pm »
Greetings. I am a Therevada practitioner who I thought understood more of the teachings than I actually did. Back to basics-- sila, samadhi, prajna.

 With metta, Dhammafarer


Hi, Dhammafarer.

Also a Theravadan here.  If you cannot find what you are looking for here, suggest you try http://dhammawheel.com/  .

Our group at FreeSangha is ecumenical from a Buddhist perspective.  The advantage is access to a wider perspective.  The disadvantage is  teachings and perspectives vary based upon individual traditions, cultures, resulting in subsequent diversion, deviation, and distortion over time as Buddhism moved from one geographical location to the next.

To assist you with your awareness of these influences, here is a wiki regarding Buddhism's migration from region to region and from time to time:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Buddhism

« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 02:32:55 pm by Ron-the-Elder »
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

 


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