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Olia
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Namaste

Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:42 am

Greetings to everyone!

I am very pleased to find a sangha online. I hope to learn a great deal and enjoy the company of practicing Buddhists. I have been a casual practitioner of Vipassana meditation for about 7 years, but I recently felt compelled to commit to follow the Buddha's teachings. I am not in a position to travel to meet with a local sangha, so this forum is greatly appreciated. I look forward to getting to know everyone better!

:namaste:

Olia

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Re: Namaste

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am

Greetings Olia,

Welcome to the forum.

:buddha1:

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: Namaste

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:48 am

You are most welcome here.

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Ben
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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:54 am

Hi Olia and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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: Namaste

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:00 am

Welcome Aboard!

Hope you envoy your time here


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: Namaste

Postby bodom » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:16 am

Welcome Olia!

:anjali
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


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:41 am

Welcome Olia! :hug:
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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Olia
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Re: Namaste

Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm

:thanks:

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Re: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:29 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Namaste

Postby Dmytro » Tue May 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hi Olia,

Warm welcome to you!

:anjali:



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