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AgeOfEden
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Hi

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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bodom
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Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hi

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

Welcome!

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Ben
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Location: kanamaluka

Re: Hi

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,

Ben
“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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Paul Davy
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hi

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

Greetings and welcome.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hi

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

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:meditate:

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cooran
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Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Hi

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

Welcome! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---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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