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Postby Barbara » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Hello everyone.
I'm not sure what to actually write.
So maybe only few words.
I started to interest my self in Buddhism as a teenager. Many, many years ago.
I was practising teachings of Buddha my whole life, without even knowing it before I'd read first book about Buddhism.
I was practising yoga and meditation as well, unfortunately with many pauses.
Now yoga and meditation are a "must" in every day.
I'm still reading a lot about Buddha and his teachings.
But I would be very happy if I could learn also here with you.


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Re: Namaste

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:02 pm

Greetings Barbara,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


I enjoy doing yoga too... actually, I should start getting ready for my class. It starts in 90 minutes! :)

Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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Re: Namaste

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:07 pm

Welcome Barbara!


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Re: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:41 pm

Welcome to DW Barbara!
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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Re: Namaste

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:25 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Namaste

Postby manas » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:48 am

Welcome, Barbara.

Primum non nocere: "first, do no harm."
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Re: Namaste

Postby bodom » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:29 am

Welcome Barbara!

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: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:53 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Namaste

Postby Barbara » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:37 pm

Thank you all kindly for a warm welcome :)
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Re: Namaste

Postby ES06 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:54 pm


I visited Denmark last year. What a beautiful country!
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Re: Namaste

Postby Mkoll » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Welcome, Barbara!

When this is, that is.
From the arising of this comes the arising of that.
When this isn't, that isn't.
From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that.
-SN 12.61

Ex nihilo nihil fit.

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Re: Namaste

Postby kitztack » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:23 pm

Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28
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Re: Namaste

Postby Barbara » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:45 pm

ES06 wrote:Hi!

I visited Denmark last year. What a beautiful country!

Yes, it's beautiful :)
I like it as well :)

I live here 1,5 y. But I still cannot get enough of beautiful places.
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Re: Namaste

Postby Floor » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:11 pm

Welcome Barbara, that is great that you have informally been practicing Buddhism throughout your life and that you are practicing with more conviction now. If you are serious about Buddhism I suggest taking a meditation retreat.

Books and teachers are nice but the only real way to travel down the path is by meditation. Taking a treat allows you to learn the technique properly and more importantly it will engrain the technique into your body and mind, providing the structure and base to progress in your daily life.

Here is an organization that offers meditation retreats:
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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Greetings Barbara and welcome to DW!
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: Namaste

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00 pm

Disciples, this I declare to you: All conditioned things are subject to disintegration – strive on untiringly for your liberation.

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.
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Re: Namaste

Postby Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Bit late but hi!

Been lovely chatting to you in the chat room.
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