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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!

:anjali:
Peace,
James
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Re: Hello from New Jersey

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:16 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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,
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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

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: Hello from New Jersey

Postby Babadhari » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:52 pm

welcome
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

:hello:
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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