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SeekingPractice
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Greetings

Postby SeekingPractice » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:08 pm

I look forward to learning and expanding my knowledge. I hope to refine my practice also.

Thank you for having me.

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Postby Paul Davy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:16 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Greetings

Postby Alobha » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:18 pm

Welcome! :smile:

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Re: Greetings

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:37 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

with metta
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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Welcome SeekingPractice!

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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SeekingPractice
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Re: Greetings

Postby SeekingPractice » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:16 pm

Thank you Kindly everyone for the welcome. I hope to get some of my questions and querries resolved here. And to share if and what I can that might help others. Although, I am a seeker who feels far from knowing of that which I have sought. Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing. I hope to find out soon.

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Re: Greetings

Postby Justsit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:28 pm

SeekingPractice wrote: Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing .

Um...so...how do you know you are practicing well??

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi & welcome
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Greetings

Postby SeekingPractice » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:55 pm

Justsit wrote:
SeekingPractice wrote: Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing .

Um...so...how do you know you are practicing well??


Because I haven't had an anxiety attack in almost 2 months now (and they are severe and have caused hospitalization). I go to meditation classes at the Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Center (in Denver), but if you were to ask me what it is, I could not tell you. All I know, is that Vipassana is the path I want to follow. But how to do that, I have no clue. I have a zen teacher here in my area I am about to make contact with for some guidance. I have been reading material for the past year, and am very lost in theory.

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:11 pm

Zen meditation is quite similar to Theravadin in some ways, although not necessarily from the outside.

which tradition of Zen is it the teacher is from? and which country?

There is Dharma Wheel our sister forum for Mahayana and Vajrayana which maybe more useful for you considering you are going to be studying with a Zen Teacher, but I am sure members here can help relate what you are practising to the Theravada practices if that is what you are interested in.

Theory is useful, but more so when it is backed up with practice.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:19 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

Postby Justsit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:54 pm

SeekingPractice wrote:
Justsit wrote:
SeekingPractice wrote: Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing .

Um...so...how do you know you are practicing well??


Because I haven't had an anxiety attack in almost 2 months now ...


Ah, wonderful! Glad vipassana is working for you.

Welcome!

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Re: Greetings

Postby Noah » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:22 pm

I always find it inspiring to hear of physical and mental problems being destroyed by Dhamma practice. I think reading the Dhammapada is of great benefit as well. I recently bought a translation by Eknath Easwaran with an introduction that was worth the 11 bucks in itself :P
Evil is caused by and is the cause of future suffering, abandon at all costs! Cultivate virtuous qualities and live the happy life! Just as all wise human endeavors, from Physics to Philosophy, approach the Dhamma; be fearless in your reverence for it- The time for the True Law is yet to dawn in the west!! :D


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