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Postby SamBodhi » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:06 am

I am pung S. I got the name from a friend of mine trying to say "punk" when he had a cold. I just sort of stole it as a screen name here. I used to be something of a regular at a few other forums and stuff. I am interested in monasticism and Theravada. I used to tell people that my Buddhist practice sort of sat right on the line between zen and Theravada with most of my being on the side of Theravada.

I hope to get to know everybody here.
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unentangled knowing,
All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
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Postby cooran » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:14 am

Hello pung S,

Welcome! Look forward to reading more from you. :group:

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Postby bodom » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:42 pm

Welcome pung S!

: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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:56 pm

Welcome pung!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Postby SamBodhi » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:48 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone. I really like it here.

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All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
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Re: hi everybody

Postby Alobha » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:22 pm

Welcome Pung :buddha1:
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Postby manas » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:42 am

Hi pung, good to have you here.

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Postby Buckwheat » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:01 am

Hi pung S. Good to have you here. Look forward to reading your perspective. I also enjoy a Koan or Dharma talk from a good Zen master.

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Re: hi everybody

Postby SamBodhi » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:54 am

Buckwheat,
The Zen Center close to where I live is one of the few places I have to meditate with a Sangha. Unfortunately, there is no Theravada temple within a reasonable driving distance. Also, a good part of my reading has always been from Zen authors (Thich Nhat Hanh, Shunryu Suzuki, etc.) In fact, I just recently read a book called The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma translated by Red Pine.
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All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
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