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Postby perdu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:32 pm

Hello to all!

I've been been studying and practicing Buddhism for just a few years now. Or at least I do hope so! There's a local sitting group I join from time to time and a Zen center I like for retreats. I've recently read What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and found that very useful - including the selections from the Pali Canon included in the edition I read. I'd like to explore the Pali Canon further and already see a number of very helpful suggestions on how to do that after just glancing through a few forums here. So thanks for that! I'm sure I'll have questions as I explore further...

Many thanks!
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Re: Hello all!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:34 pm

perdu wrote:
I've recently read What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and found that very useful


The classic! That was my first Dhamma book that I read.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello all!

Postby perdu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:39 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
perdu wrote:
I've recently read What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and found that very useful


The classic! That was my first Dhamma book that I read.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Thanks! Any suggestions on what I might read next would be appreciated! :smile:
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Re: Hello all!

Postby Alobha » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:55 pm

Welcome perdu !

If you want to find out about the Pali Canon, check out the Study group and the literature suggestions here. I'm sure you will find enough to read ;-)
You might also enjoy some Dhammatalks from Ajahn Brahmali, since i personally feel that he puts a heavy emphasis on sticking closely to the suttas in his talks :) (See his talk: "Benefits of reading the suttas")

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Re: Hello all!

Postby bodom » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:39 pm

Welcome perdu!

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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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Re: Hello all!

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:31 pm

Welcome perdu! :group:

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