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Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby wornoutskin » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:44 pm

Greetings to all!
I'm new to Buddhist practice. I've had a vague interest in Buddhism for as long as I can remember, but I never took up practice until recently. I'm already noticing a change in my behaviour and mentality, and I'm looking forward to more progress in the future!
I lack any form of Buddhist community where I live right now, so I'm turning to the fine folk of Dhamma Wheel to be my connection to the community.
Metta,
M
He who neither goes too far nor lags behind,
greedless he knows: "This is all unreal,"
--such a monk gives up the here and the beyond,
just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:47 pm

Welcome wornoutskin!

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:49 pm

Welcome, wornoutskin :hello:
DW is great for those who are geographically isolated from Buddhist centres. Hang around long enough and you will develop a genuine virtual group of dhamma-friends.

:namaste:
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby Mkoll » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:17 pm

Hi workoutskin and welcome to the forum!

:hello:
Peace,
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:20 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Interesting username.

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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby SarathW » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:58 pm

Hi Worn Out Skin
Welcome to Dhamma wheel!
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby cooran » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:51 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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---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 Newfoundland!

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:50 am

I see the word 'Newfoundland' and I always think of those wonderful, big, black dogs, who love water! Welcome to you, nice to meet you, wornoutskin!!
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby wornoutskin » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:42 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Interesting username.

:toast:


Yes, I'd chosen it from "The Worn-out Skin: Reflections on the Uraga Sutta" by Nyanaponika Thera (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel241.html).
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--such a monk gives up the here and the beyond,
just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.
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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:51 pm

Welcome to DW wornoutskin!
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: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby Ben » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:53 pm

Greetings wornoutskin and welcome to DW!
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.

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Re: Hello from Newfoundland!

Postby bodom » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:39 pm

Welcome!

:anjali:
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 Newfoundland!

Postby Sokehi » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:41 pm

Welcome friend :anjali:
Get the wanting out of waiting

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