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Postby Perhin » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:04 pm

Hi, everyone! This is Perhin from Alabama, USA, and I'm a newbie to Buddhism. I chose this path because it seemed to make the most sense to me and because of what now seems selfish(enlightenment over being a Bodhisattva), but either way, it does make me feel...like, I guess, I'm in control of myself. I like that very much. :)

Anyway, I cannot wait to begin talking to you all and to make friends, oh, and to learn! :D

*hugs*

-Perhin
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Postby David2 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:27 pm

Hello and welcome! :hello:
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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Postby cooran » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:04 pm

Welome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:14 pm

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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Postby retrofuturist » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:20 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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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Postby waimengwan » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Welcome Perhin to DW.
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Postby John1122 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Welcome.
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Postby bodom » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:17 am

Welcome perhin!

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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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