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Post by uptuyou » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:18 am

Hello fellow practitioners. I started meditating out of desperation in 1998. I suffered from cluster headaches
so bad Demerol wouldn't cover them up. I live in the rural mid-west and basically just bought a book on meditation and began experimenting. The headaches went away shortly afterward never to return. That was just a bonus! My life has changed dramatically since then.
I've tried many different types of meditation but settled on vipassana for whatever reason. It really doesn't matter now.
I don't even really know why I'm here other than to share & learn with others on the path. I don't know anyone personally that meditates at all; so this may be a good venue for me. I picked up a copy of Tricycle magazine the other day. It is a worth while read it seems.
I practice mindfulness whenever I remember and I have reverted to doing one thing at a time anymore; paying more attention to what is unfolding in the moment. I don't read and eat, work and listen to the radio (I work alone) etc.
I just keep working at becoming!

Profundity lies in the silence between the words.

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Post by DNS » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:18 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

S. N. Goenka (" onclick=";return false; ) cured his headaches with vipassana (meditation) as well. There are some here who have been to his world-famous 10 day retreats.

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Post by cooran » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:05 am

Hello uptuyou,


Lots of us came to the Dhamma via meditation to relieve some form of either physical or mental suffering. Probably the majority of us.

So - you're in good company.

Enjoy the list.

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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:08 am

Greetings Gus,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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

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Post by Cittasanto » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:12 am

Hi Welcome to dhammawheel
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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 …
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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