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Post by Shogun » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:08 am

Greetings all. New member here, 37 years old, male, from Columbus, OH. Ive had an interest in Zen for a number of years now and have read pretty extensively on the philosiphy but didnt really make much of a practice of it until recently.
I recently decided to take it more seriously, so I started with daily meditation practice, as well as looking into getting involved with a local Buddhist church in my area.
Thus far, I like the meditation. I find that I calmer, more focused and dont overthink things as much as I usually do. I dont know about attaining enlightenment, nirvana or solving all the mysteries of the universe but I do feel that in my limited experience, that meditation is good for my mental health. We'll see about the rest of it in time, I suppose.

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:24 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Paul. :)
"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)

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Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:28 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by DNS » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:24 pm

Welcome to DW!


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Post by bodom » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:43 pm


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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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