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Postby Marfa » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:23 pm

...or buongiorno, depending where you are!
My name is Marta and I am a very confused beginner student of Buddhism.
I've read and heard a lot since re-discovering the Four Noble Truths last year after coming across them by chance about twenty years ago (and then forgetting about them all this time). Probably too much or in a too disconnected way, as now I seem to have quite a bit of "porridge" (as they say in Russia) in my head.
Snooping around this forum, I have found excellent guidance in the form of many great inputs, materials and ideas, for which I'd like to thank you all. :thanks:
And hopefully, one day, I'll also discover that I'm not "the only Theravada Buddhist in the village" and will meet Dhamma friends around here - or even a teacher!

When I'm not littering forum boards with exclamation marks/emoticons or listening to Dhamma talks, I (try to) teach high-school boys&girls, do yoga, crochet and cook.
Oh, and watch too much Monty Python.

With gratitude,


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Re: Buonasera!

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:55 pm

Welcome Marta,

Nice to have you here.



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Re: Buonasera!

Postby bodom » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:12 pm

Welcome Marta!

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: Buonasera!

Postby cooran » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:27 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Marfa! :group:

With metta,
---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: Buonasera!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:08 pm

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