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dhammashells
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This is the Best Forum!

Post by dhammashells » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:47 pm

I just wanted to share my enthusiasm of finding this forum. I've searched quite a while for something with meat to it and with people that you can actually gain knowledge from and just from reading some of the forums and threads, this website is not lacking at all. I'm so happy to make this my forum home!

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Post by bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:49 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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 Jechbi » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:00 pm

You're right!
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Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Post by Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:21 pm

:hello:
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Post by genkaku » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:04 pm

Welcome dhammashells. Hope you find something useful here.

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Post by Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:28 am

Can't argue with you, it's pretty outstanding.

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"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Post by Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:30 am

Welcome dhammashells!
I'm glad you like it here!
Metta

Ben
“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.
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Post by AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:49 am

I like the feeling of freedom here. I don't feel like I'll get "whacked" if I make a mistake or say something stupid here. :thumbsup:

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The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
Li Bai

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