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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:

Courage can only be cultivated in the face of fear.

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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby retrofuturist » 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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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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


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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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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