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EightWheel
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Glad to Be Here

Post by EightWheel » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:32 pm

Hello, I am very glad to become a member of the forums. During my life, just like everyone, I have experienced periods of profound psychological suffering. Little did I know that suffering became my guru. At first I saw them as emotions which arose for no reason. I was the person who looked at the moon and said, "look at the light that's coming from it". But later I realized that it was a way of thinking I engaged in that produced suffering. I became the person who said, "Ahah! There is light from the moon but it comes from the sun!" I came to this forum to be a positive contibutor. My guru (suffering) also "pointed out to me" tat thoughts are very powerful. Because even something complex like a watch, requires thoughts to make it into action.

I do a type of vipassana meditation where I am aware but when I witness negative thoughts, I morph them in a way to produce positive emotion. I like to squint at the snake in the dark and see the rope.

Overall I hope to be a positive contributor to this forum. May peace be unto you. :anjali:
The mind is the creator sustainer of both bliss and suffering. Why not fixate on bliss?

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Re: Glad to Be Here

Post by DNS » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:48 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Glad to Be Here

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:26 pm

Welcome EightWheel!

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Glad to Be Here

Post by bodom » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:25 pm

Welcome EightWheel!

: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


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Glad to Be Here

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:45 pm

Welcome to DW EightWheel! :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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Re: Glad to Be Here

Post by cooran » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Good to have you here EightWheel! :group:

with metta
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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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