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Magoo
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Anjali

Postby Magoo » Tue May 01, 2012 11:37 pm

Hello all,

I discovered or should I say, let go of my ignorance, opened my mind and looked into Buddhism about 6 months ago and I am so happy for this. Only last week I formalised my following of the path by taking the five precpets at my local monastery. I began a drastic life transformation last year, which is continuing but in a calmer and settled way now...thanks to Buddhism, as I now know the reasons for my dissatisfaction. Anjali to the Buddha. :anjali:

With Metta
Eamonn

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Re: Anjali

Postby Paul Davy » Tue May 01, 2012 11:38 pm

Greetings Eamonn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
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: Anjali

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 pm

Welcome to DW! :heart:
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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Re: Anjali

Postby mikenz66 » Wed May 02, 2012 12:02 am

:hello:

Welcome!

:anjali:
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Re: Anjali

Postby bodom » Wed May 02, 2012 12:08 am

Welcome Eamonn!

: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: Anjali

Postby Ben » Wed May 02, 2012 12:10 am

Hi Eamonn 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: Anjali

Postby Magoo » Wed May 02, 2012 2:12 am

Thanks for the welcome all!

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Re: Anjali

Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 02, 2012 6:20 am

Welcome Aboard!
“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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