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Hi, I'm an italian practitioner of the Dhamma (32 years old) and I've started to get serious about it in the last 3-4 years with meditation retreats and Nikaya study.

I've learned a lot from the discussions on this forum and I want to partecipate in the future, mostly by asking questions about pali translations and actual practice. My favourite authors are Ajahn Amaro, Thanissaro, Buddhadasa, Larry Rosenberg and Corrado Pensa.

I ask forgiveness for my bad English, i'll do my best to be comprehensible and clear when I will ask questions!

Thank you everyone!

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Ciao! Sono italiano anch'io :)
Do you frequent Santacittarama monastery?
"If appeasement of desires is what is really blissful, 'desirelessness' as the appeasement of all desires would be the Supreme Bliss, and this in fact is what Nibbāna is." (Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda)

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Welcome 🇮🇹
“For that is false, bhikkhu, which has a deceptive nature, and that is true which has an undeceptive nature—Nibbāna. Therefore a bhikkhu possessing this truth possesses the supreme foundation of truth. For this, bhikkhu, is the supreme noble truth, namely, Nibbāna, which has an undeceptive nature.” MN 140

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Welcome! :hello:



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

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Ciao,

Avanti!

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Metta,
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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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
AlexBrains92 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Ciao! Sono italiano anch'io :)
Do you frequent Santacittarama monastery?
Nice to have a compatriot here :lol:

No, I live near Milan so it is not so easy for me to go to Santacittarama, but one day I will visit it for sure :)

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Welcome!

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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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Benvenuto! Sapresti, per caso, un sito in cui si possono trovare discorsi del Dhamma in italiano?
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Oh, and your English is quite good. Be well!

Mettacittena,

KB
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

The Stoic Buddhist: https://www.quora.com/q/dwxmcndlgmobmeu ... pOR2p0uAdH
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Khalil Bodhi wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Benvenuto! Sapresti, per caso, un sito in cui si possono trovare discorsi del Dhamma in italiano?
Certo :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3Rwd ... VnA/videos

This is the A.ME.CO. Youtube channel (a Buddhist meditation center for laypeople in Rome) and there you can find some discourses of Corrado Pensa, the main teacher of the organization and also other discourses and Q&A of other visiting masters. If you like Corrado's style, just let me know and I will send you other material in Italian.



This is another Youtube channel of an italian meditation center, "Pian dei Ciliegi", the resident teacher is burmese, but they also host thay forest masters, I've liked a lot the talks of Ajahn Sucitto, if you plan to learn or improve your Italian those discourses are in English and translated in Italian by a volunteer sentence by sentence so it can be helpful.

With Metta

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Grazie! Conosco Pian dei Ciliegi ma non sapevo che c’erano discorsi scaricabili. There is one monk at Santacittarama who is Italian by birth and has some Dhamma talks recorded (Mahapanno?) but I have had a hard time finding more. Regardless I will check out your suggestions.

Ti ringrazio e ti auguro tutto il successo possible nella via del Dhamma.

Mettacittena,

KB
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

The Stoic Buddhist: https://www.quora.com/q/dwxmcndlgmobmeu ... pOR2p0uAdH
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Khalil Bodhi wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:54 am
Grazie! Conosco Pian dei Ciliegi ma non sapevo che c’erano discorsi scaricabili. There is one monk at Santacittarama who is Italian by birth and has some Dhamma talks recorded (Mahapanno?) but I have had a hard time finding more. Regardless I will check out your suggestions.

Ti ringrazio e ti auguro tutto il successo possible nella via del Dhamma.

Mettacittena,

KB
You can find many Dhamma talks here:
https://www.saddha.it/
"If appeasement of desires is what is really blissful, 'desirelessness' as the appeasement of all desires would be the Supreme Bliss, and this in fact is what Nibbāna is." (Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda)

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Thanks!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

The Stoic Buddhist: https://www.quora.com/q/dwxmcndlgmobmeu ... pOR2p0uAdH
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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