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Postby k4karma » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Am happy to be here!

have been lurking and reading posts here for quite a while.

earlier this year I went to a monastery and took the panca sila, the five precepts. however, I did not memorise them, and did not repeat them again (though in English I reaffirm my vows everyday) and in the new year I vow to do it in pali everyday. this year (2014) I want to go deeper in Dhamma.

when I read the erudite replies I realise that though I may be more in years than some, in terms of Dhamma knowledge I do have a looooong way to go.

with metta

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Postby bodom » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:31 pm


This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:11 pm

Welcome! Here is a link to the refuges and precepts in Pali: http://www.buddhanet.net/pali_chant.htm
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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Postby Babadhari » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:43 pm

hi k4karma and happy new year :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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Postby mikenz66 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:31 pm




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Postby Mkoll » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:32 pm

Welcome, k4karma!

Happy new year!

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:20 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Hi

Postby Taijitu » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:18 pm

Hello. :hello:
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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