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So, I'm new here....

Postby rosuto » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:38 am

MY name is Gary. I have studied the various Chinese and Japanese "flavors" of Buddhism, and am now looking to learn more of the Therevadin bent, to see which way my feet should fall.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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Re: So, I'm new here....

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:12 am

rosuto wrote: to see which way my feet should fall.


To the middle . . . :tongue:

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Re: So, I'm new here....

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:16 am

Greetings Gary,

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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Re: So, I'm new here....

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:51 am

Welcome Garry
I hope you like it here!
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Re: So, I'm new here....

Postby Guy » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:43 am

Hi Gary,

Welcome to DhammaWheel. I hope this forum helps you find out what it is you're looking for.

With Metta,

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Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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