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Hey there!

Post by TLCD96 » Fri May 12, 2017 4:34 am

Hello Dhammawheel! :anjali:

My name's Tony. I'm 21 years old, from the suburbs north of Chicago, and I've been practicing Buddhism for around four years. I think there are many ways to explain how I got into Buddhism, but I think it all boils down to the basic desire to be happy. And of course, it all started with a sense that happiness can't really be found "out there", if you know what I mean.

Perhaps the reason why I'm here is just so I can establish a connection with some fellow practitioners. That's why this forum is here, isn't it? It's hard to doubt the Buddha's words on spiritual friendship being the whole of the holy life. It can do wonderful things.

So, greetings to you all! Hope to meet some good friends here.
All of us are bound by birth, aging, and death.

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Post by retrofuturist » Fri May 12, 2017 4:36 am

Greetings Tony,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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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Post by DNS » Fri May 12, 2017 5:16 am

Welcome to DW!

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Post by The Thinker » Sat May 13, 2017 9:39 am

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

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Post by DC2R » Sat May 13, 2017 3:42 pm

Welcome, Tony!

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Post by bodom » Sun May 14, 2017 12:52 am

Welcome!

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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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