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Post by rawayurveda » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:39 am

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to all on the Dhamma Wheel. I have always been of the psychological / philosophical bent and over the past year or so "Buddhism" has become my latest subject of interest. I started out with various books on Zen, a few on Tibetan, and now almost exclusively am reading Theravada literature. I have read some Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Chah, The Digha Nikaya and am almost done with the Majjhima Nikaya. I had started the Visuddhimagga earlier, so I will probably finish that next. I also picked up a book by George Grimm... In any event, I really like this forum as there are lots of posts to look over and the folks here really seem cool. Best wishes and look forward to learning from you all....
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Post by Ben » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:28 am

Hi rawayurveda and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Post by cooran » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:05 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

Look forward to your contributions.

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Post by bodom » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Welcome rawayurveda!

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."

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Post by DNS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:06 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:27 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Best wishes for your studies - if your reading brings any issues to mind that you wish to discuss then by all means do.

Retro. :)
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Post by Yana » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:49 pm

Hi Welcome to Dhammawheel! :smile:
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