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drifting cloud
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Hello

Post by drifting cloud » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:27 am

Hi all,

I am new here. Have been kind of drifting in and out of dhamma practice for several years now, but I am really trying to get serious about it now - starting to feel that I'm no longer as young as I used to be, that years can go by and feel mispent, etc. I've had some training in vispassana as well as Zen meditation techniques and have decided to try to get back into the swing of vipassana. Looking forward to discussions with you all and wishing you all ease and joy upon the path.

:anjali:

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Re: Hello

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:18 am

Greetings DC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello

Post by cooran » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:54 am

Hello DC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel - hope you get a lot from discussions here. :group:

with metta
Chris
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---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: Hello

Post by Ben » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:02 am

Hi DC 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: Hello

Post by tiltbillings » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:45 am

Thanks for signing on.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Hello

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:09 am

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

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Re: Hello

Post by bodom » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:19 am

Welcome DC!

: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: Hello

Post by DNS » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:35 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

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Re: Hello

Post by waimengwan » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:31 pm

Welcome :)

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