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Postby Caraka » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:13 am

I'm new to the path. A student. I have been thinking to join a online Sangha for a while, and here I am.


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Postby tiltbillings » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:27 am

Caraka wrote:I'm new to the path. A student. I have been thinking to join a online Sangha for a while, and here I am.



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Postby bodom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:32 am

Welcome Caraka!

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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Postby Ben » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:44 pm

Hi Caraka 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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Welcome Caraka!
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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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:36 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby cooran » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Postby Paul Davy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:08 pm

Greetings Caraka,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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