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hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby elfenzo » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:55 pm

hello all - my name's ellen, i'm from Lincoln in the UK and i've been meditating and studying Buddhism for some time. :hello: i'm a bit nervous of jumping into discussions, but will try and make some not-too-foolish contributions!
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:00 pm

Don't be worried, everyone is friendly here! I hope you find your stay fruitful.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:36 pm

Welcome Ellen,

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby cooran » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:03 pm

Hello Ellen,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:04 pm

:hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby bodom » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:19 pm

Welcome Ellen!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:47 am

Hello Ellen, and welcome.

Metta.

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Sabba rasam dhammaraso jinati
The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby Alobha » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:53 am

Welcome Ellen. :anjali:
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Re: hi from Lincoln, UK

Postby elfenzo » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:17 pm

thank you for all the welcomes! hope all are well :smile:
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