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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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Re: Hi

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

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.
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Re: Hi

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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Re: Hi

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:31 pm

Welcome!

:hello:

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Re: Hi

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

Welcome, k4karma!

Happy new year!

:anjali:
Peace,
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Re: Hi

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:
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