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Barbara
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Namaste

Post by Barbara » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Hello everyone.
I'm not sure what to actually write.
So maybe only few words.
I started to interest my self in Buddhism as a teenager. Many, many years ago.
I was practising teachings of Buddha my whole life, without even knowing it before I'd read first book about Buddhism.
I was practising yoga and meditation as well, unfortunately with many pauses.
Now yoga and meditation are a "must" in every day.
I'm still reading a lot about Buddha and his teachings.
But I would be very happy if I could learn also here with you.


Greetings

Barbara

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Re: Namaste

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:02 pm

Greetings Barbara,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

I enjoy doing yoga too... actually, I should start getting ready for my class. It starts in 90 minutes! :)

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Namaste

Post by mikenz66 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:07 pm

Welcome Barbara!

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Namaste

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:41 pm

Welcome to DW Barbara!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Namaste

Post by cooran » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:25 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Namaste

Post by manas » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:48 am

Welcome, Barbara.

:namaste:
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: Namaste

Post by bodom » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:29 am

Welcome Barbara!

:anjali:
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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Re: Namaste

Post by DNS » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:53 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:namaste:

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Re: Namaste

Post by Barbara » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:37 pm

Thank you all kindly for a warm welcome :)

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Re: Namaste

Post by ES06 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi!

I visited Denmark last year. What a beautiful country!

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Re: Namaste

Post by Mkoll » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Welcome, Barbara!

:anjali:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Namaste

Post by Babadhari » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:23 pm

:namaste:
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Namaste

Post by Barbara » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:45 pm

ES06 wrote:Hi!

I visited Denmark last year. What a beautiful country!
Yes, it's beautiful :)
I like it as well :)

I live here 1,5 y. But I still cannot get enough of beautiful places.

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Re: Namaste

Post by Floor » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:11 pm

Welcome Barbara, that is great that you have informally been practicing Buddhism throughout your life and that you are practicing with more conviction now. If you are serious about Buddhism I suggest taking a meditation retreat.

Books and teachers are nice but the only real way to travel down the path is by meditation. Taking a treat allows you to learn the technique properly and more importantly it will engrain the technique into your body and mind, providing the structure and base to progress in your daily life.

Here is an organization that offers meditation retreats:

http://www.dhamma.org

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Re: Namaste

Post by Ben » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Greetings Barbara and welcome to DW!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Namaste

Post by Buckwheat » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00 pm

:hello:
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Namaste

Post by Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Bit late but hi!

Been lovely chatting to you in the chat room.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
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I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
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