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Postby DharmaDude » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:48 am

Hello,

I'm 39 and been practicing Theravada Buddhism on and off [more off than on] for about twenty years or so, with a particular focus on the Forest Tradition & lineage of Ajahn Chah. I have been in lurk mode on this forum for a while, but have been learning from and enjoying the discussions. As I need help with my own practice, I thought it time to join up.

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Peace, DD
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Re: Hi!

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:57 am

Welcome. i hope DW will be help to you.
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: Hi!

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:09 pm

Welcome!

:anjali:
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!

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:59 pm

Hi DD and welcome to DW!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Hi!

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:49 pm

Welcome DD! :group:

With metta
Chris
---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!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:29 am

:hello:
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