Greetings fellow seekers

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MtRaven
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Greetings fellow seekers

Postby MtRaven » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:12 pm

Hello!

Happy to have found this board. Happy to be doing anything actually, but this does add to it!

Have been meditating/seeking in a mostly dedicated and sometimes not so much way for a bit over twenty years. Primarily Theravadin/Vipassana path with forays into Zen (rather long foray actually) and Vajrayana. Back to my Theravadin roots the last year or so and recently very much reinvigorated by a couple of Goenka retreats.

Anyway, hello to you all and may love, happiness and peace fill all of your lives.

Steve

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Re: Greetings fellow seekers

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:07 pm

Hi MtRaven
welcome Aboard you might find the sister site of interest http://www.dharmawheel.net/ which is inclined toward the Mahayana and Vajrayana scope.
“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.”
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Re: Greetings fellow seekers

Postby bodom » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:10 pm

Welcome Steve!

:anjali:
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 fellow seekers

Postby Tyler » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:37 pm

Welcome MtRaven

:smile:

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Re: Greetings fellow seekers

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:07 pm

Hi Steve and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Greetings fellow seekers

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:31 pm

Greetings Steve,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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)

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Re: Greetings fellow seekers

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:23 am

Welcome!
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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