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SacralHeart
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a newbie saying hello

Post by SacralHeart » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:21 am

Hi there, all-

I am 29 years old and find myself being drawn towards exploring buddhism. It's always been in my peripheral as something that was interesting and seemed up my alley, but I have never been a very religious person and I just never pursued it. I will be 30 in about 6 months and I have a goal of beginning to better myself by that time. Looking for some better understanding of myself, more awareness of my emotions and those of people around me, better mental and physical health. Meditation seems like a good place to start but I feel like I probably need some kind of guided meditation to help me get my bearings.

Anyways, I will be poking around here. I will likely ask a lot of dumb questions but I am hoping to gain some clarity and see if this is really the path for me.

Love and light to you and I hope we can get to know each other :)

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by bodom » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 am

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by SarathW » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:38 am

I will likely ask a lot of dumb questions
:hello:
Welcome to my club!
:jumping:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by DNS » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:57 am

Welcome to DW!


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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am

Hi SacralHeart, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

"The only dumb questions are the ones we didn't ask!"

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by SarathW » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:50 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am
Hi SacralHeart, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

"The only dumb questions are the ones we didn't ask!"
:goodpost:
I also like:
"Ask dumb question but don't make dumb mistakes"
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by Virgo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:22 pm

SacralHeart wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:21 am
Hi there, all-

I am 29 years old and find myself being drawn towards exploring buddhism. It's always been in my peripheral as something that was interesting and seemed up my alley, but I have never been a very religious person and I just never pursued it. I will be 30 in about 6 months and I have a goal of beginning to better myself by that time. Looking for some better understanding of myself, more awareness of my emotions and those of people around me, better mental and physical health. Meditation seems like a good place to start but I feel like I probably need some kind of guided meditation to help me get my bearings.

Anyways, I will be poking around here. I will likely ask a lot of dumb questions but I am hoping to gain some clarity and see if this is really the path for me.

Love and light to you and I hope we can get to know each other :)
Welcome. :namaste:

Kevin...
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Re: a newbie saying hello

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:52 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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