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Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:40 pm

I found this site because of retrofuturist and decided to join to learn more. I am a practicing lay Theravadan living in America. Hallo everyone!

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Re: Hallo!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:54 pm

TheDhamma wrote::hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Thank you!! :anjali:

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:24 pm

Hi & Welcome
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Hallo!

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:25 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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: Hallo!

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:50 pm

Hi Thaibebop
Nice to see you here at last!
Metta

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“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.
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Re: Hallo!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:55 pm

Greetings Thaibebop,

Ben wrote:Nice to see you here at last!


My thoughts too!

I'm sure you'll recognise quite a few people from your previous online discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:41 am

Thanks everyone! This looks like it will be a fun place. I really need a good place to have productive discussions. Being married with two kids as well as a job and full time college student leaves me very little time to study the Dhamma. I was able to read the condensed Pali Cannon by Bhikku Bodhi but have not had a chance to explore the other translations. So, I am looking forward to what I might be able to learn here.


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