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Postby frankinnc » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:19 am

Hi, my name's Frank. Been practicing soto zen since 07...came here to learn more about "the dhamma of the theravada". Sure, I've read books about it but have never spoken with an actual practictioner. So, here I am.

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Re: Hi

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:25 am

frankinnc wrote:Hi, my name's Frank. Been practicing soto zen since 07...came here to learn more about "the dhamma of the theravada". Sure, I've read books about it but have never spoken with an actual practictioner. So, here I am.


Welcome frank!

Soto Zen is cool. :sage:

: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: Hi

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:44 am

Hi Frank 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: Hi

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:10 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi

Postby cooran » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:50 am

Welcome!! :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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:20 am

Welcome!
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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