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Greetings

Postby SimonB » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:15 pm

Hello, my name's Simon and I come from the UK. I'm quite new to Buddhism - I've held an interest in it for many years, but only recently have I decided to dedicate myself to serious practice. I hope to learn from those on the forum with greater experience than myself and get to know nice people. Hello!
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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:46 pm

Welcome Simon!

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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: Greetings

Postby Hickersonia » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Howdy!

Good to meet you! :)
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Re: Greetings

Postby dhamma_newb » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi Simon! :hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 pm

Greetings Simon and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Greetings

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Welcome! :group:

with metta
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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:23 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:46 pm

SimonB wrote:Hello, my name's Simon and I come from the UK. I'm quite new to Buddhism - I've held an interest in it for many years, but only recently have I decided to dedicate myself to serious practice. I hope to learn from those on the forum with greater experience than myself and get to know nice people. Hello!
Beginnings are always interesting, full of the excitement of learning something new. It is good stuff. I hope this forum will be of interest and value to you. Feel free to ask questions and to engage in dialogue, if you wish. And welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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