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don
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Hello

Postby don » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:49 am

Hi all,
I have been practicing for a few years, but there have been a lot of changes in my life recently. I have really been in need of a place to help me deepen my practice.
Thanks for providing a refuge like this.

with metta,
Don

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bodom
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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:10 am

Welcome you've come to the right place!

:anjali:
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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/

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:16 am

Greetings Don,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:36 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Ben
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:36 am

Hi Don
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you find some good companionship and some wisdom here.
metta

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

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:14 am

Hi Don :anjali:


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:21 am

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Guy
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Re: Hello

Postby Guy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:02 am

Good to have you with us Don, looking forward to your contributions! :smile:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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AdvaitaJ
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Re: Hello

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:02 am

Welcome aboard, Don!

Regards: AdvaitaJ
The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
Li Bai


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