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Postby ES06 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:51 pm

So, I am registering here on Christmas Day... :candle:

I am from Finland and I had account here years ago, but I have forgotten username and all. I didn't write many messages anyway!

I was Buddhist many years, but I left it around year ago. This autumn I started to meditate again and I saw benefits quickly again. That made me reconsider Buddhism again. I read books that inspired me to Buddhism in the first place and I realized that I had "missed the point" during the years. I had committed studying philosophy much more than practice.

Anyway, I am returning back to practice. I am not necessarily Buddhist yet, just giving a new chance to Dharma.
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Re: New member

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:47 pm

Welcome to DW! Merry Christmas!
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Re: New member

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:07 pm

Welcome!

:hello:

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Re: New member

Postby Mkoll » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:12 pm

Welcome back and happy holidays!

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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: New member

Postby Weakfocus » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:38 pm

ES06 wrote:Anyway, I am returning back to practice.


Welcome back. You might find the topic The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge helpful for daily practice.
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Re: New member

Postby kitztack » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:22 pm

:namaste:
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: New member

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:36 pm

Greetings 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: New member

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:14 pm

Merry Buddhamas. ;) :hello:
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: New member

Postby ES06 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:18 pm

Weakfocus wrote:
ES06 wrote:Anyway, I am returning back to practice.


Welcome back. You might find the topic The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge helpful for daily practice.

Thanks for the tip.

And thank you all for welcome :anjali:
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Re: New member

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:34 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: New member

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:39 pm

Great new year resolution!
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Re: New member

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:28 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: New member

Postby Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:16 pm

Hi again!

Was fun chatting to you in the chat room.
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