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Dharmasherab
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Hello! I am back

Post by Dharmasherab » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:31 pm

Dear Buddhists,

My screenname is Dharmasherab. I was born Theravada Buddhist but recently I entered Vajrayana Buddhism. However I still maintain my Theravada practice and continue to learn Theravada like I have always done.

I hope to read important threads in Dhamma Wheel forum and get directions from there. In addition to my continued learning in Theravada I am particularly interested in the Bodhisattva path within Theravada Buddhism and will be happy if people can direct me towards such threads/posts.

With Metta,
Dharmasherab

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Re: Hello! I am back

Post by DNS » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:07 am

Welcome to DW!
Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:31 pm
I am particularly interested in the Bodhisattva path within Theravada Buddhism and will be happy if people can direct me towards such threads/posts.
The Bodhisatta path of Theravada Buddhism to become a future samma-sam-buddha? That's quite an ambitious endeavor!

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Re: Hello! I am back

Post by paul » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:43 am

Welcome to DW. The path in Theravada is that of the arahant. More about it here:
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... ttvas.html

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Re: Hello! I am back

Post by Aloka » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 am

Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Dear Buddhists,

My screenname is Dharmasherab. I was born Theravada Buddhist but recently I entered Vajrayana Buddhism. However I still maintain my Theravada practice and continue to learn Theravada like I have always done.

I hope to read important threads in Dhamma Wheel forum and get directions from there. In addition to my continued learning in Theravada I am particularly interested in the Bodhisattva path within Theravada Buddhism and will be happy if people can direct me towards such threads/posts.

With Metta,
Dharmasherab

Hello Dharmasherab :hello:

I used to practice Vajrayana before changing to Theravada.

The late Ajahn Chah said :

‘Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all – if you are anything at all you will suffer’

You might like this article by Ajahn Amaro: "The View from the Centre"...

https://www.amaravati.org/the-view-from-the-centre/


With metta,

Aloka

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Re: Hello! I am back

Post by Dharmasherab » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:10 pm

Thank you. Its been a while since I am back. I am making myself familiar with the format of the forum.

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Post by bodom » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:25 am

Welcome back!

: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 mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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