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wabi-sabi
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Hello all.....

Postby wabi-sabi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi folks,
My name is Cliff, and I am very happy to have stumbled upon this forum while trying to find answers to some questions. Since I'd first read about Buddhism through Thoreaus writings some 20ish years ago, I've been fascinated with this "middle way". Now, turning 37 shortly, I've committed to actually setting forth on this path of liberation, wisdom and love for myself, our family and for all others who might become inspired to do likewise........
".......for only one receives the prize; that is to say, everyone can receive it, and everyone ought to become this by oneself, but only one receives the prize."
-Soren Kierkegaard

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Re: Hello all.....

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:18 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello all.....

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:23 pm

Welcome wabi-sabi!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Hello all.....

Postby cooran » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Cliff! :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: Hello all.....

Postby bodom » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:53 am

Welcome Cliff!

:anjali:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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Re: Hello all.....

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:55 am

Greetings Cliff 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: Hello all.....

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:59 am

Greetings Cliff,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hello all.....

Postby SarathW » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:02 am

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hello all.....

Postby Virgo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:09 pm

Welcome Cliff. :)

After you read the Tipitika, will you make notes? :thumbsup:

Get it?

OK, I'll quit there. :)


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