Metta from northern Nevada!

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Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by TingleTuner » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:36 am

Hello all, my name is Ben, I'm 23 years old with a few years of college under my belt, as well as an insatiable fascination with the Theravada and Thai Forest Tradition and Buddhism in general. I became interested in Eastern thinking after reading and listening to talks and reading books from Alan Watts and Ram Dass, so needless to say I am still relatively new to Buddhism. I'm currently working my way through reading The Wings to Awakening from Thanissaro Bhikku and have found it to be intriguing so far, I've also got a few other books in line waiting to be read (Mindfulness in Plain English is one I'm especially excited to dig into!).

This place seems great and I hope to meet some great new internet-faces as well as further my practice.

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by bodom » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:38 am

Welcome Ben!

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: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by Ben » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:03 am

Greetings Ben and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by DNS » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:04 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Metta from southern Nevada!


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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by cooran » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:55 am

Welcome Ben! :group:

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:02 am

Greetings Ben,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel and thanks for sharing your story to date.


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)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by Alobha » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:42 am

Wings of Awakening and Mindfulness in Plain English are books often recommended here, so good choice! :smile:

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by LonesomeYogurt » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:42 am

Food for the Heart: The Collected Sayings of Ajahn Chah is incredible. I'd really recommend it.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Post by TingleTuner » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:25 pm


I'll keep that book in mind, I've read good things about Ajahn Chah. (:

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