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Hello from New Jersey

Postby nicosc » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:50 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am new here. I happen to live in NJ (US) at the moment, no affiliation, solitary practice, as I don't really know anyone here. I have been interested in Buddhism on and off practically since my teen years (they are long gone now), practiced for a brief time with a small non-Theravada group, and on and off by myself. I have resurrected my meditation practice a few months ago, this time, after careful examination making sure I stick with the Theravada tradition.

I actually joined the forum to ask a question that has been bothering me for a while (bare awareness vs. anti-base awareness), but after browsing through the forum I saw that the topic has been raised, unfortunately with no conclusion, so I guess I am going to continue to follow my worn out Bhante G's book and dhamma as taught by the Burmese and Ceylonese teachers ;)

Anyway, glad to be here, looking forward to learn for all of you!

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:53 pm

Welcome nicosc!

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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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:16 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


I hope you find this forum a good source of information and an opportunity to interact with and discuss things with fellow Dhamma practitioners from across the globe.

Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby cooran » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:18 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel, nicosc! :group:

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby nicosc » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:20 am

Thanks everyone!
Of course I meant "learn FROM you", not "learn FOR you" ;)

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:44 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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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby Babadhari » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:52 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: Hello from New Jersey

Postby Buckwheat » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:57 pm

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:27 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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