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With Metta

Post by Geonny » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:55 am

Hello Sangha,

Glad to have found this forum. I am new to New Jersey where my wife and I just moved and I have yet to find my local Sangha so It is very nice to find some community here. I am new to the path and feel most aligned with the Theravada teachings. If anyone has some suggested reading in regards to Theravada teachings, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: With Metta

Post by bodom » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Welcome Geonny!

Have a look here at our Theravadin Resource Guide for any questions you might have.


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: With Metta

Post by DNS » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:02 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: With Metta

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:00 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :anjali:

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Re: With Metta

Post by SarathW » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:56 pm

Welcome to DW.

This is my standard recommendation for beginners:
a)Read Buddhism course. (Take about 12 hours to read and give you a good idea about the teaching)

a) Listen to the ten lecture series by Bhikkhu Bodhi

https://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas- ... it-is.html

b)Print a copy of this Dhamma Chart and refer to it while studying Buddhism.

c) Read Buddha’s Teaching by Narada. Start from chapter 15.

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf

d) While you reading texts please listen to the following Dhamma Talk by Joseph Goldstein.

e) Start reading Sutta.
Good starting point would be to read Bikkhu Bodhi’s “In the Buddha’s Word”
Link to the summary:

Then read Sutta Central. Start from Majjhima Nikaya. https://suttacentral.net/mn
or Listen to the Sutta:

f) Last but not least practice what you learn.

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

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Re: With Metta

Post by sentinel » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:04 pm

Welcome to dhamma wheel .

Many advanced members will guide you through along the path .
Well my understanding is limited .

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