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Postby AgeOfEden » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:15 am

I don't meditate much today, but I know I should. As a teenager meditation completely transformed my life from one of drinking, drugs, fear, and judgements to one of happiness and that it was ok to be alone. I even heard a voice in a deep meditation as a teenager..I wanted to look around and learn a bit more and hopefully get back into it! Also have a strong interest in the afterlife and reincarnation.

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Postby bodom » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:15 am


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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Postby Ben » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:17 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
If there is anything we can do to assist you to return to practice, please let us know.
with metta,

“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

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

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Postby Paul Davy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:41 am

Greetings and welcome.


Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:53 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby cooran » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:08 am

Welcome! :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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