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Offline Abbot

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« on: January 06, 2014, 07:49:40 am »

Hello everyone! My username is Abbot, but my name is Ethan Martin. I learn Martial Arts from a man who trained at the Shaolin Temple for over 40 years and is in the Hall of Fame for Martial Arts as well as a World Champion Heavyweight Boxer.

However he is not a Buddhist. I recently took up Buddhism as a Self-Practice, to question and meditate on Buddha's ideas to reach Enlightenment if possible.  I can't find many Buddhists where I live, so I sought online Buddhists and found this forum.

I hope to learn many things from this forum and meet a lot of friends on the path to Nirvana.

 :buddha: :buddha2:


Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 08:58:10 am »
Welcome, Abbot.  Look forward to reading your posts and responses.

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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