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Hello from me

Postby darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:06 am

Hello all,

As I'm new and this forum was suggested to me by a friend I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Hayden and love in London, UK. I'm 27 and likely to ordain in the coming year so thought it would be good to speak to those who were interested in doing the same or those who have. Anyway, I look forward to speaking to you all and perhaps making some friends.

Hayden
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Re: Hello from me

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:14 am

Hello Hayden,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! Look forward to seeing your posts on the forum. :group:

In which country are you considering ordaining?

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Re: Hello from me

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:09 am

Greetings Hayden 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: Hello from me

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:12 am

Welcome and anumodana!
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: Hello from me

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:57 am

Greetings Hayden,

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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Re: Hello from me

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:59 am

darkestmatter wrote: . . . and likely to ordain in the coming year . . .
Any idea where?

Anyway, welcome.
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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Hello from me

Postby Alobha » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 am

Welcome Hayden! :smile:
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Re: Hello from me

Postby darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:24 pm

Sorry for the late reply. It would be in the UK and most likely it would be at either Amaravati or Cittaviveka. I see many people here either know of them or have experience of them so it would be good to hear people's experiences both as lay people and monastics at either. I've been in contact with them and they've asked me to come and meet them but I'm having a small operation between now and then so have yet to give them a date that I'll be arriving.
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Re: Hello from me

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi,
Welcome aboard, I used to be an anagarika at Amaravati, one thing, you will need to drop the internet usage as an anagarika.
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Re: Hello from me

Postby darkestmatter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Is there a particular reason you aren't anymore?
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Re: Hello from me

Postby Ferox » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:30 am

welcome darkestmatter, good to see you on!
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Re: Hello from me

Postby bodom » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:44 am

Welcome darkestmatter!

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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: Hello from me

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:38 pm

darkestmatter wrote:Is there a particular reason you aren't anymore?


I decided to leave, I no longer found the training there to be of benefit for me.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hello from me

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:29 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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