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Postby joanna » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Hello, I am Joanna I live in Bedfordshire, England and I would just like to say hello to you all and thanks for having me. I am completely new to all of this, as I don't know anyone who I can ask about things it will be nice to read through posts and connect with others. Have a great day and thanks again for having me x

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby joanna » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:33 pm

Thank you David

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Postby Paul Davy » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Greetings Joanna,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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)

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Postby cooran » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:45 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :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: Hello everyone

Postby Virgo » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:02 am

Welcome Joanna. : )


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Postby LG2V » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:25 am

Welcome Joanna! :hello:

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Postby Annis » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Welcome Joanna! I registered here only a few weeks ago and it's amazing how others think like you. I feel comfortable here. :hug:

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Postby bodom » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:11 pm

Welcome Joanna!

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 everyone

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:08 am

Welcome Joanna, I too live in Bedfordshire.
Which town do you live in?

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby SarathW » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:46 am

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

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:55 am

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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Postby Ben » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:00 am

Greetings Joanna 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

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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