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Hello world!

Postby JKPenumbra » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:06 pm

Hello everyone!
I've been looking for a place just like this since I became interested in Theravada Buddhism a few months ago..
Initially I had seen some films about the science of meditation, eventually I started learning about it, and I stumbled across a "How to Meditate" video on Youtube by a monk named Noah Yuttadhammo...
We've spoken numerous times since then, and I've read literature from Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan Buddhism.
I'm glad to have found such a Sanga and hopefully I can contribute and learn in the years to come.

With metta,

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Re: Hello world!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:15 pm

Welcome! Yuttadhammo is a great teacher and his videos have helped many people learn to meditate.

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: Hello world!

Postby JKPenumbra » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:41 am

Very nice to meet you!

I would love to meet some more teachers, anyone interested or anyone to point me in the proper direction is greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Hello world!

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:05 am

Welcome. Dig around a little on this site, there are many great recommendations for teachers and teachings, in print, audio, and in person. Best wishes.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Hello world!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:00 am

Greetings Jesse,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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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Re: Hello world!

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:09 am

Hi Jesse
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you like it here.

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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