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The Salamander
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Another new guy

Postby The Salamander » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Been stumbling down the path for about 2 years now, piecing things together as I go along. Started off with an interest in Zen, delved into the golden age Chan and Sanlun of China, went on into Madhyamaka and have now settled into where I feel I should have began: a Thai Forest Theravada perspective based around the teachings of Thanissaro Bikkhu.
I requested books from Metta Forest Monastery and have been digging into Thanissaro Bikkhu's Dhamma talks for the last few months and am finally feeling like things are coming together. I'm here hoping to find true dhamma friends to discuss the path with and to learn what I can from those who have gone forth before me.

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Re: Another new guy

Postby Virgo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:21 pm

Welcome Salamander!

May you find true Dhamma friends...

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Re: Another new guy

Postby cooran » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:40 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: Another new guy

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:54 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Another new guy

Postby bodom » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:15 pm

Welcome salamander!

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: Another new guy

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:30 pm


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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Re: Another new guy

Postby The Salamander » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:45 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :) I'm sure there will be much good learning to be had here.

With Metta,

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Re: Another new guy

Postby Ajisai » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:38 am

Welcome ! :smile:

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Re: Another new guy

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:06 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel friend.
Please enjoy your stay.


"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Siddhārtha, Gautama Buddha

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