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Caraka
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Greetings

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.

:anjali:

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Re: Greetings

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.

:anjali:

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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

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Re: Greetings

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

Welcome Caraka!

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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: Greetings

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

Hi Caraka 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.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Greetings

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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Re: Greetings

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

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

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

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Greetings

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:08 pm

Greetings Caraka,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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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