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Introducing myself

Postby sati » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:43 pm

Hello,

I am happy to be here. Thanks for offering such a useful and inspiring online place.

I have been introduced to Theravada through S.N. Goenka and B.Gunaratana 's books, and I am still a beginner.

with Metta, :smile:
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Re: Introducing myself

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:50 pm

Welcome Aboard Sati!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Introducing myself

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:57 pm

Welcome sati!
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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Re: Introducing myself

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:40 pm

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Introducing myself

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:19 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Introducing myself

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:32 am

Welcome!! :group:

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Re: Introducing myself

Postby sati » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:13 am

Thank you everyone for your warm welcome.

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Re: Introducing myself

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:25 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Introducing myself

Postby Benjamin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:14 pm

Welcome Sati!

May your time here be well spent and conducive to wisdom :)
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-The Buddha
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Re: Introducing myself

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:48 pm

Welcome Sati!

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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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