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primitiveresonance
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Greetings

Postby primitiveresonance » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:43 am

Hi

I have been interested in buddhism quite some years (from 2006 or ´07) and done some practice, too. Lately I have thought of becoming a monk so I joined this forum to get more information about it. Theravada is clearly my tradition, other types of buddhism I don't like so much if at all.

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Re: Greetings

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:45 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:26 pm

Welcome!

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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: Greetings

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:12 pm

Welcome primitiveresonance!

:hello:

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:30 pm

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Hickersonia » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:46 pm

Well met, primitiveresonance!

May you find the information you seek. :) :anjali:
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Re: Greetings

Postby greenthumb » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Nice to meet you @primitiveresonance, I am new to this site as well. I am sure you will find many answers to your questions. There are many well educated and experienced people here. I am looking forward to interacting with you as well :candle: .

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Form is like a glob of foam; feeling, a bubble; perception, a mirage; fabrications, a banana tree; consciousness, a magic trick this has been taught by the Kinsman of the Sun. Phena Sutta: Foam

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Re: Greetings

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:20 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:00 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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