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by Dallas
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A big Texas hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: A big Texas hello!

Welcome from a Texan in Thailand! Hope that your time spent here is fruitful and helps you follow your path. Best wishes!

Peace,
Dallas
by Dallas
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: drowsiness in meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 2679

Re: drowsiness in meditation

I would concur with everyone. Spending all of your time in worldly pursuits will still get you to the same place in the end: dead. Probably even faster actually. You have this great gift of not only having been born in this realm, but born human. Don't waste it by spending all your time on the rat r...
by Dallas
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is a "world system"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Re: What is a "world system"?

Well, it would make sense that life on other worlds would have a different system. Different physiology, beliefs, culture, everything. And they surely wouldn't have heard of our Buddha. So I think it would make the most sense to say a world system is a "system of a world." Interesting that Buddha ac...
by Dallas
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone.
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Hello everyone.

Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel! I hope that your time here serves you well on your path.

Peace,
Dallas
by Dallas
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Your initial experience with meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Your initial experience with meditation?

I struggled with it for quite a while. At first, I was so determined to get something from it. I had to control my breathing, do it perfectly. I wanted to be in control of everything still. This held me back for months. I almost got frustrated and gave up on it, since I wanted results and I wasn't s...
by Dallas
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some guidance if you can please?
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Re: Some guidance if you can please?

Do what works. Worrying overmuch about Mahayana versus Theravada won't achieve anything but a divide. If clarity is your goal, do what brings clarity. After all, when you are sitting in meditation, are you really concerned with such labels as Theravada or Zen or Mahayana? Ultimately, these are as mu...
by Dallas
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from North Carolina!
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel! I lived in S. Carolina for 6 years, so I feel you on the lack of a sangha. There's not much in the area, and even less in the Theravada tradition. The internet can be a great spiritual resource to help you on your path, and I wish you the best of luck :smile:
by Dallas
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Thailand : My pava-rana- message
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Hello from Thailand : My pava-rana- message

สวัสดี ครับ พมชื่อดัลลัส

I just moved to Thailand a couple of weeks ago to teach English, so be sure to ask if you need help understanding anything.

Much love,
Dallas
by Dallas
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Hello

Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel!!! I hope you find what you are looking for.

Metta,
Dallas
by Dallas
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Strange Sensation while Meditating
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Strange Sensation while Meditating

Many thanks for your reply. My education so far has been piecemeal, and I've focused more on meditating than on the reading bits, since it's all been very confusing with so many different traditions and teachings. The only book I've read so far is The Buddha and His Dhamma , by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. O...
by Dallas
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Strange Sensation while Meditating
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Strange Sensation while Meditating

Hi everyone. I have been meditating frequently for a few months now, and recently my meditation has hanged somehow, and I'm a bit confused. I've never had a formal teacher, so I have no one to go to for guidance right now. Meditation generally consists of sitting in lotus position, and focusing my m...
by Dallas
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Hi everyone!

Hello everybody! I'm Dallas. I'm 29, was raised Christian, but it never settled well with me. My father is a preacher, and the expectations of my family were that I would also become a Christian minister. I enrolled in seminary, and a couple of months in couldn't find any faith to continue. I spent ...
by Dallas
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum! New here myself, so hopefully we'll both find what we seek.