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Lichi
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Post by Lichi » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:04 am

Hi everyone. Im from Argentina. I became interested in Buddhism in 2014, two years ago, and since then i also became interested in meditation, however i started doing some lucid dreaming exercises instead of real meditation.

By that time i also told my family about Buddhism and began to get pressured by them, had to explain a lot of things that i was just begining to explore and had not much knowledge of, and also i had to explain why i began to get interested in Buddhism and other non-sense.

By November 2014 i found out Ajahn Brahm's book, called Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond and started meditating by the instructions of that book. I really enjoyed that read and began doing at least one hour of meditation daily, and had few good experiences but despite what my goals were i really enjoyed the meditations.

In 2015 my family began to demand more of my time, since i was spending too much alone meditating, and maybe for that reason i dropped my meditation to like 20 minutes daily, that wasn't good, and i think it was selfish of my family although they looked at me as selfish.

By the end of 2015 i found a Zen Master in my city, he happens to live some blocks away my house, so we started meeting to do Zazen. He has been a Zen monk for 6 years so i think he would be a good guide for the time im in this city. I go to his house to meditate with my mother and when he talks he says many things that i told my family before, so i think that it is a great support for me.

I plan to study the career of Economy at the local University and when im done work some time, then travel to eastern countries such as Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and others. Visit some temples, look for good teachers and maybe try to become a monk.

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mikenz66
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Post by mikenz66 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:29 am

Welcome Lichi!

Thank you for the nice introduction.

:hello:

Mike

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bodom
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Post by bodom » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:33 am

Welcome!

:namaste:
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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Post by SarathW » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:50 am

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

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Ben
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Post by Ben » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:54 am

Greetings Lichi and welcome!
“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.
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Post by Cormac Brown » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:56 pm

Welcome, good wishes and sadhu on your intentions.
“I in the present who am a worthy one, rightly self-awakened, am a
teacher of action, a teacher of activity, a teacher of persistence. But the
worthless man Makkhali contradicts even me, (saying,) ‘There is no
action. There is no activity. There is no persistence.’ "
AN 3.138, trans. Ven. Thanissaro

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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by DNS » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:26 pm

Hola!

Welcome to DW!

:hello:

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Jim1
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by Jim1 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:27 pm

Hello Lichi, sounds like you're serious about Buddhism. Right on, good to have you on here with us. Welcome!

With metta,
Jim
"He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana." Buddha

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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by DC2R » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:12 am

Lichi wrote: I plan to study the career of Economy at the local University and when im done work some time, then travel to eastern countries such as Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and others. Visit some temples, look for good teachers and maybe try to become a monk.
Welcome! This sounds like what I am planning to do!
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