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Dharmagirl
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Namaste

Postby Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:11 am

Namaste all,

I'm Raven, from Sydney Australia. I have been "practising" Buddhism for about 8 years. I sincerely committed to Buddhism two and a half years ago. I attend a local Sangha when time and mobility permits (I have a brain disease that affects my motor skills and speech) and I love discussing the teachings and learning from others. I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully being able to contribute meaningfully to the conversation.

In metta,
Raven

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Re: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:27 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:namaste:

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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:04 am

Greetings Raven and welcome to DW!

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Namaste

Postby bodom » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:07 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: Namaste

Postby Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:32 am

Thank you for the welcome :)

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Re: Namaste

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:40 am

Welcome, Raven,
Aussies are well represented here on DW, from Ben in Tassie to me (currently cyclone watching) in the far north, but not many, as far as I know, from Sydney.
Not that it matters much, of course. We all live just on the other side of your computer screen, don't we?

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Namaste

Postby Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:37 am

Kim OHara wrote:Welcome, Raven,
Aussies are well represented here on DW, from Ben in Tassie to me (currently cyclone watching) in the far north, but not many, as far as I know, from Sydney.
Not that it matters much, of course. We all live just on the other side of your computer screen, don't we?

:namaste:
Kim


Thanks Kim.

Oh cyclone watching :( I have family up there on alert too. Stay safe.

In metta,
Raven
:namaste:

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Re: Namaste

Postby SarathW » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:49 am

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:45 am

Welcome to DW Raven! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Namaste

Postby Aloka » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi Raven :hello:

Welcome to DW!

With metta,

Aloka

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Re: Namaste

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:19 am

Greetings from Melbourne!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)


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