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Postby zenfrog » Mon May 14, 2012 9:37 am

Hello everyone, I'm newly travelling this road, I'm interested in Paganism and Buddhism and think they can be combined. I am looking forward to learning much about Buddhism on this board.
Zen :namaste:
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Re: Hello

Postby tiltbillings » Mon May 14, 2012 9:42 am

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Hello

Postby zenfrog » Mon May 14, 2012 9:44 am

tiltbillings wrote:Welcome.


Thank you :-)
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Re: Hello

Postby polarbuddha101 » Mon May 14, 2012 9:51 am

Welcome aboard

Just remember that even the gods will die, nothing lasts forever :guns:
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."
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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Mon May 14, 2012 10:25 am

Welcome zenfrog!

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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

Postby Ben » Mon May 14, 2012 11:03 am

Greetings ZF and welcome to DhammaWheel!
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.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon May 14, 2012 11:04 am

Welcome! :anjali:
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: Hello

Postby zenfrog » Mon May 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Ohhh thank you everyone .. it's very friendly here. :yingyang:
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 14, 2012 10:43 pm

Greetings Zenfrog,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon May 14, 2012 10:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello

Postby zenfrog » Fri May 18, 2012 10:04 am

Thanks everyone .. I have some silly questions as just starting on this road, but will look through the message board first and see if anyone else has asked them ;-)

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