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Offline 3Jewels

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Introduction
« on: February 24, 2010, 05:24:52 pm »
Hello everyone. I'm Eric, an immigrant lurker from E-sangha.

I'm a student of cultural anthropology and information studies, with an interest in the transmission and cultural absorption of Buddhism throughout the world. This includes social amalgamation, folklore transmission, and use of symbols to establish a universal context, especially in heavy multicultural areas.

I'm a big fan of the Journey to the West story, was told it by my father growing up, and analyzed its implication as a tool of Mahayana propaganda in Chinese literature.

My tradition-specific interest is Chán, and Mahayana in general.

Pleased to be here. Let's go!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 07:06:13 pm »
Welcome, Eric. Glad you joined us.

Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 09:41:43 pm »
Hi, Eric.

I'm obviously not smart enough to understand most of what you were writing about, but I look forward to reading your posts and being totally in awe of your massive intellect and education in that stuff that you have been studying!

Take a tour of the boards and forums.  Find a place that suits you and jump right in.  You'll find the folks friendly and very helpful towards your research efforts.  Or, just have fun in the games and social forums and relax a bit.

Welcome aboard.

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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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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 07:00:52 am »
Hello everyone. I'm Eric, an immigrant lurker from E-sangha.

I'm a student of cultural anthropology and information studies, with an interest in the transmission and cultural absorption of Buddhism throughout the world. This includes social amalgamation, folklore transmission, and use of symbols to establish a universal context, especially in heavy multicultural areas.

I'm a big fan of the Journey to the West story, was told it by my father growing up, and analyzed its implication as a tool of Mahayana propaganda in Chinese literature.

My tradition-specific interest is Chán, and Mahayana in general.

Pleased to be here. Let's go!

Hi Eric!

Nice to see another ES refugee has at last arrived upon our shores. 

子曰:"有朋自遠方來,不亦樂乎?"

I hope you enjoy your time here.

best wishes,
heybai

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 07:17:20 am »
PS  -- You have possibly the coolest Buddhist avatar I have seen to date.

Offline 3Jewels

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 08:47:46 am »
Thanks! I made it myself. I love symbols so I like to make little icons and avatars.

It is indeed happiness :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 03:36:08 pm »
Welcome.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 03:01:54 pm »
Welcome to the boards, Eric!
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 06:02:15 pm »
Hello Eric!

Nice to meet you here.


A lotus to you,

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