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halden
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Hello everyone,

After some encouragement from a good friend who has been practicing for some years I have finally (since last September) started taking my practice seriously. I read constantly (Currently reading In the Buddha's Words and Why Buddhism is true), listen to a variety of Dharma talk podcasts, and semi-regularly attend a local Sangha when my busy father of 3 schedule allows it.

Anyhow I hope this will prove to be a friendly and valuable place to continue to learn.

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Greetings, halden! :hello:

I hope you find what you are looking for.

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Welcome to DW!

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Welcome!

:namaste:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Greetings Halden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

If you ever wish to discuss something you come across during your readings, by all means initiate a new topic, and you'll be sure to get an array of different perspectives in return!

:reading:

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Is there a particular forum in which to post questions/thoughts on readings?
retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Greetings Halden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

If you ever wish to discuss something you come across during your readings, by all means initiate a new topic, and you'll be sure to get an array of different perspectives in return!

:reading:

Metta,
Paul. :)

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Greetings,
halden wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Is there a particular forum in which to post questions/thoughts on readings?
Not specifically. Just pick the section that looks most relevant to the subject matter of your question. :)

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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

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Hello. Welcome. :hello:

I have read In Buddha's Words too, as my first book about Buddhism, it's a good compilation of suttas with introductions, elaborations by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Much success with your learning!

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