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Sanjay PS
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Hello from India

Post by Sanjay PS » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Hello,

Am from India and consider myself very fortunate to get Dhamma at the age of 28 ( 43 year old man now , still quite very ignorant ) , when i was at one of the lowest points of my life { saying one of the lowest , because the future may well bring about any kind of swings :-) }

Looking back to early childhood , i find the seeds were very much in place and yet ignorance was also very very very strong. Some good parmita raised its head in time , and from an indifferent person to either the good or the bad , i have dipped in, to an extent , in completely understanding that we are entirely responsible of our own predicament , and it is wise to do good as much as possible before time runs out.

Grateful to the Buddha , the Dhamma and Sangha , in extending their infinite compassion , when I had almost given up hope . The first course done in March 1998 was life changing ,and Goenkajis metta, was like an all enveloping wave that embraced, soaked and drenched every pore of the body and mind.....

i am grateful to one and all..........

sanjay
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Re: Hello from India

Post by DNS » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:07 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Glad to hear of the success!

Have you been to Bodh Gaya and the other important pilgrimage sites yet?

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Re: Hello from India

Post by Sanjay PS » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:52 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Glad to hear of the success!

Have you been to Bodh Gaya and the other important pilgrimage sites yet?
Hi David,

Thank you for the kind welcome .

As soon as our first child was born , and realizing there was little that i could do by being besides with my wife in the initial period , i decided to embark on a 45 day travel to the places where Lord Buddha had dwelled .I am so happy that i could do this , and by the end of the 45 days , i ran out of the little money that i had taken along . At Kushinara , i had to seek the alms of food and shelter from a gracious person . Lumbhini, Sarnath , Bodh Gaya and Srawasthi , were the places that i could go and meditate . Could also go to the cave where the Venerable Arahant, Angulimal used to meditate . It was nice.

Looking back , i doubt , if i can now do this again. The energy , the zeal , has come down , and the situations of a being a family man , limits opportunities. I remember telling my wife , that in this life being a Man , i must make most use of the freedom in going to the places of where the Buddha , the Dhamma and the Sangha shone . I am glad she permitted.

Warm regards,
sanjay
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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

U S.N. Goenka

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Re: Hello from India

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:19 pm

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from India

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:02 pm

Welcome Sanjay,

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello from India

Post by Virgo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Welcome Sanjay.

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Re: Hello from India

Post by cooran » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Welcome Sanjay! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Hello from India

Post by SarathW » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:37 pm

:hello:
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Re: Hello from India

Post by bodom » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:06 am

Welcome Sanjay!

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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


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well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

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Re: Hello from India

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:02 am

Greetings Sanjay,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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Re: Hello from India

Post by Sanjay PS » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:01 pm

Grateful to all the kindness of welcome :thanks:

Looking forward to learn and become inspired by all of you.

may i shed my ignorance as much as i can .

warm regards,
sanjay
The Path of Dhamma

The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

U S.N. Goenka

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