Greetings from Utah

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rukkha
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Greetings from Utah

Postby rukkha » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:40 am

Hi All! I am a Pali Buddhist attending Utah Valley University. I'm majoring in Philosophy now and when I graduate I want to study ancient Indo-European languages. I've been teaching myself Pali and Sankrit and translating suttas in preparation for this. I fear that my study is overtaking my practice however, and this is not helped by the fact that I have no kalyana-mitta in this hostile environment. Any advice for strengthening my practice in isolation? I hope to meet some like-minded individuals soon.

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:08 am

Welcome!

:hello:

:anjali:

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby manas » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:14 am

Welcome rukkha, great to have you aboard. :smile:

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:54 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:07 am

Greetings rukkha,

Maybe the absence of kalyana-mittas in meatspace could be offset by the presence of kalyana-mittas in cyberspace?....

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:28 am

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

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby bodom » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm

Welcome!

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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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