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Hello from Barcelona!

Postby Gerd » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:04 pm

I'm gonna introduce myself. My name is Gerard, I'm 21 and I live in Barcelona, Spain.

I 'discovered' buddhism recently and I've found on it the philosophy I've been maturing during my life. I used to be confused about life, specially about human's behavior towards it and I couldn't stop thinking "Why does people act like this? What's on their mind?". I didn't know anything about buddhism, in my eyes it was just another religion and my knowledge about it was null. Suddendly I learned about meditation and started practicing it and when I achieved my true-self I saw the truth on the distance, as a secret goal waiting to be accomplished. I wanted to find out more about meditation and it's how I found buddhism.

While I was reading Buddha's life everything sounded so familiar, so obvious and close to myself. It's really important to me because my whole life I've been skeptical about spirituality, now I feel I've found what was missing on me.

I hope I can learn as much as possible from all of you, there's still a long path of learning. :namaste:
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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:24 pm

Welcome! :hello:

La Catedral de la Sagrada Familia is my favorite monument! :)

I'm from your neighbour country, Portugal. I hope you find what you're looking for in this forum.

:anjali:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"
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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Welcome Gerard!

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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 from Barcelona!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:37 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:46 am

Welcome! :group:

with metta
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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:58 am

Welcome Gerard! :group:
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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