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mydoghasfleas
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Greetings

Post by mydoghasfleas » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:55 pm

Hello,

This seems like a very interesting and helpful site. I have been meditating on my own for about 5 years, mainly using some of the wonderful books on Insight meditation as a guide. I belong to a very small, and getting even smaller, meditation discussion group that meets once a month. It is a non-denominational, mostly Buddhist group, so I have heard people speak of the meditation techniques they use from other traditions. But it's the Theravada tradition and teachings that really speak to me, and I would like to learn more.

I hope that though friendship and kindness I will find answers to my questions, and mutually beneficial dialog about the Buddha's teachings.

Thank you.

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Re: Greetings

Post by bodom » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:03 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:anjali:
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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Greetings

Post by Cittasanto » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi & Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Greetings

Post by Modus.Ponens » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:39 pm

Welcome :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Greetings

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:02 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
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

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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