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Humble greetings

Postby Valix » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Greetings to all.

I've been aware of the Buddha's teachings for quite some time and now I have started practising them since not so long ago. It's been a long time coming, but I'm glad I finally took more serious steps towards practising Theravada Buddhism.
I must admit however that I'm still far from attaining true peace, though it's a process I'm more than willing to endure and enjoy.

Thus I am glad to have joined Dhamma Wheel, for it seems this forum is filled with kind and wise people.
I hope to gain wisdom and friendship from getting to know some of you over time and hope that in time I will be able to impart some wisdom of my own.

With metta,
Valix
- As a tree, even though it has been cut down, is firm so long as its root is safe, and grows again, thus, unless the feeders of thirst are destroyed, the pain of life will return again and again.

- Let a wise man blow off the impurities of himself, as a smith blows off the impurities of silver one by one, little by little, and from time to time.
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Re: Humble greetings

Postby Spiny Norman » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Valix wrote:Greetings to all.
Valix


Welcome Valix. I hope you find the discussions interesting. :smile:
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Re: Humble greetings

Postby cooran » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:05 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel Valix! :group:


With metta,
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Re: Humble greetings

Postby Mkoll » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:09 pm

Hi Valix and welcome to the forum!

:hello:
Peace,
James
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Re: Humble greetings

Postby martinfrank » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:33 pm

Welcome Valix!

You have come to a good place full of friendly advice. Never worry if some grumpy old men occasionally sound harsh. They all mean well.

If you go through the various discussions, you'll find many valuable links to texts and .pdfs worth studying.

There are also kind Bhikkhus participating in Dhamma Wheel who are ready to answer your questions (but check the forums first).

May you and all beings be happy!

Martin
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Re: Humble greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Humble greetings

Postby bodom » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:00 am

Welcome!

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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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