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Preet
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Hi

Post by Preet » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:40 pm

Hi

I found this site while 'googling' for some answers.

I've been practising Vipassana meditation, as taught by S N Goenka (India) for some time. Very irregular in my daily sittings for the past 2 years.

Its really embarrasing, but there are some questions I have, and I don't know where to look for the answers. At the retreats everybody is just so ahead of me, and I can't even understand the questions sometimes :) and mostly the answer is to observe.

I look forward to your help in my Dhamma journey, and if i can help at any time- I would be happy to.

With much metta

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Re: Hi

Post by Cittasanto » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:27 pm

Hi & Welcome
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Vardali
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Re: Hi

Post by Vardali » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:18 pm

I know the feeling ;)
At the end of the day, I am always falling back to having to make up my own mind. :toast:

So, "hi" back and welcome, I hope you can find good answers to your questions here :sage:

Have fun.
:anjali:

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Re: Hi

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:20 am

Greetings Preet,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"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: Hi

Post by LauraJ » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:23 am

Hi Preet, welcome. I look forward to your questions :)

Best,
Laura
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Re: Hi

Post by Aloka » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:16 am

Hello and welcome Preet !

Kind regards,

Aloka

Preet
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Re: Hi

Post by Preet » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:52 am

Thank you for your kind words.

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be."

With metta
Preet

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Re: Hi

Post by Laurens » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:52 am

Hello and welcome

Do not be embarressed by any questions that you might have - there is no such thing as a stupid question. At least in Buddhism there isn't anyway. You won't be judged by what you know or don't know.

Best wishes
Laurens
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Re: Hi

Post by Calahand » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:12 pm

welcome :)

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Re: Hi

Post by DNS » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:40 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi

Post by Michael_S » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:08 pm

Hi Preet and welcome.
I have learned a great deal here by reading many of the past threads.
As someone who is relatively new to Buddhist thinking, I can say already
that applying some of the fundamental elements has made a difference
in my daily life. This has got to be one of the most civil discussion groups on the web!
Mike

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