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Offline jechan

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Hello everyone,

Finally I found a Buddhist forum! After e-sangha closed I have been looking for another and its good to see alot of the e-sangha users on this site, so I know Ive found a good one. Look forward to helpful and insightful discussions again.

Jechan

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Hi, Jechan.

Good to see you here.

Ron
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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Welcome, Jechan!

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Hi Jechan.  Having been here for nearly a month, I find I am a seasoned vet!   It seems like a friendly place, with lots of our old buddies from e-sangha trickling in, but also new faces I didn't meet there.  FS is still small, which certainly has its merits.  It's easy to get to know almost anyone who is fairly active after a few logins.

I join the others here in saying we hope to hear more from you in the coming weeks and months.

Welcome!



Best wishes,
heybai

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Welcome to FreeSangha!  We are so very glad you joined us here!  May all benefit from your time here.

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Hi, J.P. logging in.
Late 40's Wayward Taoist / Naughty Buddhist  :fu:
Firefighter, Motorcyclist & Free Thinker  :wacky:
I know enough to know I know nothing  :teehee:

Live in the South West of the UK. That's about it really.......
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But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em."

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Hi, JP.  Welcome a-board.

Glad to meet someone from my ancestral regions.  My Maternal Grandmother was Welsh.

Look forward to reading your words.

_/\_Ron

Hi, J.P. logging in.
Late 40's Wayward Taoist / Naughty Buddhist  :fu:
Firefighter, Motorcyclist & Free Thinker  :wacky:
I know enough to know I know nothing  :teehee:

Live in the South West of the UK. That's about it really.......
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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im Shan Jieshi, from argentina...its good to be here.. you can find me in facebook too..


saludos!
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im Shan Jieshi, from argentina...its good to be here.. you can find me in facebook too..


saludos!

Greetings.  :pray:
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im Shan Jieshi, from argentina...its good to be here.. you can find me in facebook too..


saludos!

Welcome! It's always nice to see a new face. Maybe we need to start a map of where our members are in the world. The global reach of FreeSangha is growing!

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:namaste: Hello, I used to post on the e-sangha chat once in a while. Nice to find another Buddhist forum up and running. I am a solitary learner, unaffiliated in a formal way with any particular lineage. My first introduction to Buddhism was many, many years ago when I heard His Holiness the Dalai Lama give a talk at Syracuse University Bailey Hall. I was much impressed by his ability to present  clear thoughts, by his good, high spirit, by his genuine good will, and by his humble demeanor. Very clear he seemed to me and so real and solid.  I find little in other traditions that speaks to me so thoroughly (well, a little Taoism). I am a life-time used and antiquarian bookseller by trade and avocation.  - Boodust
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Boodust, I am glad you have come to join us here at FreeSangha. Sometimes I introduce myself as an unaffiliated practitioner. It is a lot easier than trying to explain that I am a dhamma hussie, gladly reading whatever I can get my hands on...

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im Shan Jieshi, from argentina...its good to be here.. you can find me in facebook too..


saludos!

My friend, so you just think you can sneak in here and join the forum without letting me know, not even a PM to let me know what the cat dragged in? LOL



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Welcome.

Don't forget to explore the various forums, especially since you have a broad interest.

Look forward to reading your posts.

_/\_Ron
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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Hii... I am Angie Maul of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia....
I joined this site because i feel that I need to find the correct way of life... I feel that I lost my life... the real life that I wanted to find about.... I want to know more about BUDDHA life, the teaching and many more...
Thank you.

 


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