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Hello!

Postby Softscale » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Hi there!

First off, I have to say this is the most adorable smilie I've ever seen, :hug:
It's just so d'aawww-inducing. :D

Anyway, I've been studying and practicing Buddhism for about two years now on my own. There aren't any Buddhist centers around my area, and my schedule doesn't really allow for 2-hour commutes to visit one with any frequency :( . I've read volumes of stuff and had some very promising results from personal application and meditation, but lately I've felt like being part of a Buddhist community would be a great help to my own understanding and (perhaps eventually) for me to be skilled enough to help others with their struggles.

So, here I am! :jumping:
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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:45 pm

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello!

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:45 am

Welcome Softscale! Hope you find DhammaWheel of use! :group:

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Re: Hello!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:50 am

Welcome. As Gandhi would say: We have been expecting you.
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.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Hello!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:48 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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Re: Hello!

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:18 am

Welcome Sofscale!

: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: Hello!

Postby waimengwan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Welcome to DW!
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