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Greetings from Utah

Postby rukkha » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:40 am

Hi All! I am a Pali Buddhist attending Utah Valley University. I'm majoring in Philosophy now and when I graduate I want to study ancient Indo-European languages. I've been teaching myself Pali and Sankrit and translating suttas in preparation for this. I fear that my study is overtaking my practice however, and this is not helped by the fact that I have no kalyana-mitta in this hostile environment. Any advice for strengthening my practice in isolation? I hope to meet some like-minded individuals soon.

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Re: Greetings from Utah

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby manas » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:14 am

Welcome rukkha, great to have you aboard. :smile:

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:54 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:07 am

Greetings rukkha,

Maybe the absence of kalyana-mittas in meatspace could be offset by the presence of kalyana-mittas in cyberspace?....

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:28 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby bodom » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm


It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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