Greetings from Mars

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Greetings from Mars

Postby kereD » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:00 pm

... or at least it feels like it, sometimes.
Las Vegas is a tough place to better yourself, and a seemingly perfect place to practice Buddhist philosophy.
Nice to meet you all ... :hello:
- kereD

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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby bodom » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:17 pm

Welcome kereD!

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 from Mars

Postby cooran » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:43 pm

Welcome kereD!

with metta
---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 from Mars

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:34 pm

:hello: Hi neighbor!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby Ben » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:36 pm

Hi kered 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: Greetings from Mars

Postby manas » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:52 pm

Greetings kereD

well we might not be on the same planet, but we are on the same page, I think - literally and metaphorically

welcome to Dhamma Wheel :anjali:

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby Dmytro » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:29 am

Hi KereD,

and welcome from the Moon! :hello:

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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:41 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby Alobha » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:30 am

kereD wrote:... or at least it feels like it, sometimes.
Las Vegas is a tough place to better yourself, and a seemingly perfect place to practice Buddhist philosophy.
Nice to meet you all ... :hello:

Welcome kereD!
Las Vegas can't be such a bad place with David and you around! :smile:

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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby Ytrog » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:10 am

Welcome :)

If you happen to see curiosity greet him for me :mrgreen:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.

mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments

If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.

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Re: Greetings from Mars

Postby waimengwan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:45 pm

Welcome Kered, yes Las Vegas is the perfect place to practice :) spiritual practitioners can really thrive that pressure cooker!

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