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Humble greetings

Post by Valix » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Greetings to all.

I've been aware of the Buddha's teachings for quite some time and now I have started practising them since not so long ago. It's been a long time coming, but I'm glad I finally took more serious steps towards practising Theravada Buddhism.
I must admit however that I'm still far from attaining true peace, though it's a process I'm more than willing to endure and enjoy.

Thus I am glad to have joined Dhamma Wheel, for it seems this forum is filled with kind and wise people.
I hope to gain wisdom and friendship from getting to know some of you over time and hope that in time I will be able to impart some wisdom of my own.

With metta,
- As a tree, even though it has been cut down, is firm so long as its root is safe, and grows again, thus, unless the feeders of thirst are destroyed, the pain of life will return again and again.

- Let a wise man blow off the impurities of himself, as a smith blows off the impurities of silver one by one, little by little, and from time to time.

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Re: Humble greetings

Post by Spiny Norman » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Valix wrote:Greetings to all.
Welcome Valix. I hope you find the discussions interesting. :smile:
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Re: Humble greetings

Post by cooran » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:05 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel Valix! :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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Re: Humble greetings

Post by Mkoll » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:09 pm

Hi Valix and welcome to the forum!

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Humble greetings

Post by martinfrank » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:33 pm

Welcome Valix!

You have come to a good place full of friendly advice. Never worry if some grumpy old men occasionally sound harsh. They all mean well.

If you go through the various discussions, you'll find many valuable links to texts and .pdfs worth studying.

There are also kind Bhikkhus participating in Dhamma Wheel who are ready to answer your questions (but check the forums first).

May you and all beings be happy!

The Noble Eightfold Path: Proposed to all, imposed on none.

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Re: Humble greetings

Post by DNS » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Humble greetings

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:00 am


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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