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Hello all.....

Post by wabi-sabi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi folks,
My name is Cliff, and I am very happy to have stumbled upon this forum while trying to find answers to some questions. Since I'd first read about Buddhism through Thoreaus writings some 20ish years ago, I've been fascinated with this "middle way". Now, turning 37 shortly, I've committed to actually setting forth on this path of liberation, wisdom and love for myself, our family and for all others who might become inspired to do likewise........
".......for only one receives the prize; that is to say, everyone can receive it, and everyone ought to become this by oneself, but only one receives the prize."
-Soren Kierkegaard

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Post by DNS » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:18 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by mikenz66 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:23 pm

Welcome wabi-sabi!

:hello:

:anjali:
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Post by cooran » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Cliff! :group:

With metta,
Chris
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Post by bodom » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:53 am

Welcome Cliff!

: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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Post by Ben » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:55 am

Greetings Cliff 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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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:59 am

Greetings Cliff,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Post by SarathW » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:02 am

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by Virgo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:09 pm

Welcome Cliff. :)

After you read the Tipitika, will you make notes? :thumbsup:

Get it?

OK, I'll quit there. :)

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