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Hello from India

Postby Sanjay PS » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Hello,

Am from India and consider myself very fortunate to get Dhamma at the age of 28 ( 43 year old man now , still quite very ignorant ) , when i was at one of the lowest points of my life { saying one of the lowest , because the future may well bring about any kind of swings :-) }

Looking back to early childhood , i find the seeds were very much in place and yet ignorance was also very very very strong. Some good parmita raised its head in time , and from an indifferent person to either the good or the bad , i have dipped in, to an extent , in completely understanding that we are entirely responsible of our own predicament , and it is wise to do good as much as possible before time runs out.

Grateful to the Buddha , the Dhamma and Sangha , in extending their infinite compassion , when I had almost given up hope . The first course done in March 1998 was life changing ,and Goenkajis metta, was like an all enveloping wave that embraced, soaked and drenched every pore of the body and mind.....

i am grateful to one and all..........

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Re: Hello from India

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:07 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Glad to hear of the success!

Have you been to Bodh Gaya and the other important pilgrimage sites yet?
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Re: Hello from India

Postby Sanjay PS » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:52 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Glad to hear of the success!

Have you been to Bodh Gaya and the other important pilgrimage sites yet?


Hi David,

Thank you for the kind welcome .

As soon as our first child was born , and realizing there was little that i could do by being besides with my wife in the initial period , i decided to embark on a 45 day travel to the places where Lord Buddha had dwelled .I am so happy that i could do this , and by the end of the 45 days , i ran out of the little money that i had taken along . At Kushinara , i had to seek the alms of food and shelter from a gracious person . Lumbhini, Sarnath , Bodh Gaya and Srawasthi , were the places that i could go and meditate . Could also go to the cave where the Venerable Arahant, Angulimal used to meditate . It was nice.

Looking back , i doubt , if i can now do this again. The energy , the zeal , has come down , and the situations of a being a family man , limits opportunities. I remember telling my wife , that in this life being a Man , i must make most use of the freedom in going to the places of where the Buddha , the Dhamma and the Sangha shone . I am glad she permitted.

Warm regards,
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Re: Hello from India

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:19 pm

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from India

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:02 pm

Welcome Sanjay,

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello from India

Postby Virgo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Welcome Sanjay.

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Re: Hello from India

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Welcome Sanjay! :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 from India

Postby SarathW » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:37 pm

:hello:
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Re: Hello from India

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:06 am

Welcome Sanjay!

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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 from India

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:02 am

Greetings Sanjay,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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 from India

Postby Sanjay PS » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:01 pm

Grateful to all the kindness of welcome :thanks:

Looking forward to learn and become inspired by all of you.

may i shed my ignorance as much as i can .

warm regards,
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