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Postby Auguste » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:42 pm

Hello everyone, I'm Auguste from Brussels and I'm 23.. My main language is french so I'm a bit ashamed of the multiple mistakes I'm about to make. haha
I'm not an experienced person although I'm interested in meditation and buddhism since 3 years now.. I really started practicing since last september after my first retreat (S.N Goenka centre in Belgium) which was a nice experience. Even though my life is quite nice and that I have not really much to complain about, I think I always wanted to find a middle way through this life and meditation seems to be the best thing to do to reach what's the best in here.
In advance thank you for the advices and the motivation I'll get for my daily routine by reading your posts. Have a nice day !
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Re: Hey :)

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:06 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Auguste!! :group:

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Mkoll » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:53 pm

Salutations, Auguste!

Your English is quite intelligible and clear!

:anjali:
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.

Peace,
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Re: Hey :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:10 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:03 am

Bonjour Auguste and welcome to Dhammawheel!
Don't worry about your English - we are all learners.
All the very best with your practice and progress on the Noble Path.
With metta,
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Re: Hey :)

Postby SarathW » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:23 am

:hello:

PS:
My English is not that good either. :)
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Re: Hey :)

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:29 am

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: Hey :)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:57 am

Welcome Auguste!
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: Hey :)

Postby Auguste » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:44 am

Thank you all ! :)
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Re: Hey :)

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:46 am

Greetings Auguste,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Auguste » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Thanks !
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Re: Hey :)

Postby jungblood » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:33 pm

Welcome to the forum Auguste! I'm relatively new too... I signed up a few months ago but have only really started making use of the forum recently - it's a great forum with a lot of experienced and knowledgable participants - a real resource! I look forward to reading your posts... :anjali:
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Re: Hey :)

Postby Taijitu » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:48 am

Hello! :D
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