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Hello from Barcelona!

Post by Gerd » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:04 pm

I'm gonna introduce myself. My name is Gerard, I'm 21 and I live in Barcelona, Spain.

I 'discovered' buddhism recently and I've found on it the philosophy I've been maturing during my life. I used to be confused about life, specially about human's behavior towards it and I couldn't stop thinking "Why does people act like this? What's on their mind?". I didn't know anything about buddhism, in my eyes it was just another religion and my knowledge about it was null. Suddendly I learned about meditation and started practicing it and when I achieved my true-self I saw the truth on the distance, as a secret goal waiting to be accomplished. I wanted to find out more about meditation and it's how I found buddhism.

While I was reading Buddha's life everything sounded so familiar, so obvious and close to myself. It's really important to me because my whole life I've been skeptical about spirituality, now I feel I've found what was missing on me.

I hope I can learn as much as possible from all of you, there's still a long path of learning. :namaste:

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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:24 pm

Welcome! :hello:

La Catedral de la Sagrada Familia is my favorite monument! :)

I'm from your neighbour country, Portugal. I hope you find what you're looking for in this forum.

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Post by bodom » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Welcome Gerard!

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 from Barcelona!

Post by DNS » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:37 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Post by cooran » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:46 am

Welcome! :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: Hello from Barcelona!

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:58 am

Welcome Gerard! :group:
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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