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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:
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Re: Hello all.....

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

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

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

Welcome Cliff!

: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: Hello all.....

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

Greetings Cliff and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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: Hello all.....

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:59 am

Greetings Cliff,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
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)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello all.....

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

:hello:
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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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