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Greetings from Canada

Post by Osaka » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:27 pm

Hi all,

I've been studying Buddhism and practicing meditation for a few years, used to browse Dhamma Wheel and decided to create an account. I went to Thailand in 2008 and seing buddhist imagery piqued my curiosity and that's what led me on the Path. Been mainly practicing alone with books and online ressources like Amaravati and Cittaviveka websites, but also going to local Zen centers to receive person-to-person instructions from a teacher since there is no Thai tradition monastery in my province of Québec. My main language is french so excuse me if sometimes my english grammar might feel awkward. Looking forward to learn many things on these forums! :hello:

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Post by DNS » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 am

Welcome to DW!

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Post by SarathW » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:28 am

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

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Post by Sam Vara » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 am

Hi Osaka. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

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Post by salayatananirodha » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:59 am

Bienvenue, eh ;)
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta

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Post by bodom » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:01 pm


The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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