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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 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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