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Greetings from Utah

Post by rukkha » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:40 am

Hi All! I am a Pali Buddhist attending Utah Valley University. I'm majoring in Philosophy now and when I graduate I want to study ancient Indo-European languages. I've been teaching myself Pali and Sankrit and translating suttas in preparation for this. I fear that my study is overtaking my practice however, and this is not helped by the fact that I have no kalyana-mitta in this hostile environment. Any advice for strengthening my practice in isolation? I hope to meet some like-minded individuals soon.

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:08 am

Welcome!

:hello:

:anjali:

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by manas » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:14 am

Welcome rukkha, great to have you aboard. :smile:

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"With regard to internal factors, I don't envision any other single factor like appropriate attention as doing so much for a monk in training, who has not attained the goal but remains intent on the unsurpassed safety from bondage. A monk who attends appropriately abandons what is unskillful and develops what is skillful."
- from the Itivuttaka

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Post by DNS » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:54 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:07 am

Greetings rukkha,

Maybe the absence of kalyana-mittas in meatspace could be offset by the presence of kalyana-mittas in cyberspace?....

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by SarathW » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:28 am

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

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by bodom » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm

Welcome!

: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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