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Postby Varillon » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:51 am

This is my first time delving into Theravada specifically. Most of what I have read discussed general beliefs and the story of Shakyamuni Buddha. I finally got the chance to research several traditions and find myself liking Theravada. I live in Arkansas and am disabled, so finding in-person instruction and discussion is near impossible. Earlier this year, I earned 3rd degree in Reiki which has helped greatly with meditation and visualization. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey here.

Namaste

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby SarathW » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:03 am

:hello:
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:06 am

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: Hello Everyone

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:13 am

Welcome Varillon,

:anjali:
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Postby cooran » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:28 am

Welcome Varillon! :group:

Glad to have you here with us. Look forward to your posts.

With metta,
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Postby bodom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:27 pm

Welcome Varillon!

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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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Welcome to DW!
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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