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Postby hornets » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Hello all.

After bumps and stumbles I'm very happy being a total novice on the Thereavada trail- it's totally the way forward for me. I have to drive a fair bit to get to the Thai place I've started to attend, but i've learnt more in literally weeks going there than the previous 4 years of off- and on-line dhammic shenanigans. There are some odd folk out there claiming to be 'The Way'. Bit weirded out by the chanting at first, but I actually enjoy trying to follow along now. Really decent folks too. And no-one trying to 'outBuddha' anyone else or keep babbling on about right and wrong view cos they can't think of owt else to say in a 'discussion'. All sweet, like it a lot.

Happier/more content/calmer than I've been, possibly since primary school, and that's with the threat of redundancy/downgrading hanging over me. Last year I'd've gone nuts. I've been Theravaded and it's great.

I'll probably not be posting much if at all, but looking like I'll be a regular logger onner.Looking forward to reading all your posts. I probably won't 'get' the weightier stuff for quite some time!

All the best evrybody
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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:33 pm

Welcome! Enjoy the Theravasion!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:33 pm

Hi hornets 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: New, but glad I signed up

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:49 pm


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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:57 pm

Welcome Aboard
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:05 pm

Welcome hornets!

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: New, but glad I signed up

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:20 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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Re: New, but glad I signed up

Postby hornets » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:30 am

Many thanks for the welcomes, chaps. Really enjoying this forum.
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