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c7carl
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Old Guy

Post by c7carl » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:05 am

Been hanging with Theravada the last 35 years. At 73 yrs old, i consider myself a slow but persistent learner. Still a Buddha pup. Thanks

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Re: Old Guy

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:24 am

Greetings Carl,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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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Re: Old Guy

Post by cooran » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:11 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:
---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: Old Guy

Post by Kare » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:57 pm

Welcome and greetings from another old guy, 74. :hello:
Mettāya,
Kåre

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Re: Old Guy

Post by bodom » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:10 pm

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: Old Guy

Post by DC2R » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:38 pm

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
"May the blessings of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha always be firmly established in your hearts."

―Ajahn Chah

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Re: Old Guy

Post by DNS » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:40 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Old Guy

Post by The Thinker » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:28 am

Hello Carl :thumbsup:
"Watch your heart, observe. Be the observer, be the knower, not the condition" Ajahn Sumedho volume5 - The Wheel Of Truth

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