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Josh Badgley
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Postby Josh Badgley » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Hi friends. I am Josh, and I have been a practicing lay Theravadin for about two years now. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a single father and a part-time college student. Although I have occasionally visited the local vihāra here in Houston, I am not closely affiliated with it and am very happy to find a place to discuss the Dhamma with other practioners, especially in English! It seems that most of the teachers I read and follow are Sri Lankan or are affiliated with Sri Lankan Buddhism, such as Bhikkhu Bodhi, Narāda Thera, Bhante G, but I also enjoy Thanissro Bhikkhu's writings. I hope to have many fruitful Dhamma discussions!


- Josh (Upāsaka Duṭṭhagāmaṇi)

That Blessed One is such since he is accomplished, fully enlightened, endowed
with [clear] vision and [virtuous] conduct, sublime, the knower of worlds, the
incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men,
enlightened and blessed (M I 37; A III 285).

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Re: Greetings

Postby David2 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Hello and welcome aboard! :hello: :group:

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:57 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:01 pm

Welcome Josh from your neighbor in San Antonio!

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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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Greetings

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 pm

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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Paul Davy
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Re: Greetings

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:20 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Nice picture. 8-)

I grabbed the same pic a few weeks ago and inverted it (using MS Paint)

Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Greetings

Postby Ben » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:55 am

Hi Josh 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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