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Post by Antaradhana » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:31 pm

Hello, kalyāṇamitta!

My name is Leonid. I'm from Russia. Since childhood I have been interested in spiritual teachings. Became interested in Buddhism in 2000, with the advent of the Internet and the opportunity to study texts. Since 2001, practiced Zen, and in 2011 he moved to Theravada.

I study the Pali Canon and practice meditation. In 2012-2013 8 months lived in a monastery in Sri Lanka being anagarika. I am a supporter of the early texts of Nikaya and Vinaya.
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All that is subject to arising is subject to termination, all formations are non-permanent. And that which is impermanent is suffering. Regarding what is impermanent and prone to suffering, one cannot say: "This is mine, I am this, this is my self".

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Post by Sam Vara » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:47 pm

Hello Antaradhana, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :anjali:

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Post by Virgo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:45 pm


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Post by DNS » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:40 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Post by SarathW » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:44 pm

Please share your experience with us.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:16 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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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Post by JamesTheGiant » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:57 am

Hello Leonid! I'd love to visit Russia some time. Drive across the length country, to Vladivostok slowly.
Maybe in my next life. :tongue:

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Post by bodom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:30 pm


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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Post by Ceisiwr » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:39 pm

Nice to have you here. Welcome :thumbsup:
“Lust is a maker of signs. Aversion is a maker of signs. Delusion is a maker of signs.” MN 43

"Rooted in desire, friends, are all phenomena; originating in attention, are all phenomena”
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Post by dharmacorps » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:07 pm

Hello Leonid, welcome! :anjali:

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