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Postby bluewalk » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:33 am

Greetings Friends,
I am from the Middle East, a son of Muslim parents, and so I am new to the Buddhist way. I am here to learn about Buddhism as I practice it and to be around Buddhist friends so I can keep focused on my goal to focus on Buddha and not get distracted. I hope this is a community where we encourage one another to stay the course. :)
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Re: new disciple

Postby Sokehi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:34 am

Welcome to the Dhammawheel Bluewalk :anjali:
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

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Re: new disciple

Postby cooran » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:42 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel bluewalk! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---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: new disciple

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:45 am

Hi blue walk and welcome to DW!
Kind regards,
Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: new disciple

Postby rowboat » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:47 am

Hi, Bluewalk. Welcome!

:anjali:
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5
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Re: new disciple

Postby Mkoll » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:00 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

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Peace,
James
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Re: new disciple

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:50 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: new disciple

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:57 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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