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Hello!

Postby meindzai » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:35 pm

HI folks, decided to check in here and add another Buddhist forum to my bookmarks.

I'm down to 3 anyway, and I can stop anytime I want. :coffee:

-M

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Re: Hello!

Postby Jechbi » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:14 pm

Welcome! Great to have you along for the ride.

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But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
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Re: Hello!

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:24 pm

welcome!

:namaste:
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!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:29 pm

Hi meindzai
meindzai wrote:I'm down to 3 anyway, and I can stop anytime I want. :coffee:

-M


can you now? :cookoo:
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only joking I can to?

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I just want to use as many of these Smilies I can :popcorn:

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ok tired of that now :jedi:
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Re: Hello!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:32 pm

Greetings Meindzai,

Excellent to see someone such as yourself, interested in pursuing the Dhamma, join us here at Dhamma Wheel!

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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!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:50 pm

Ditto. :buddha1: :popcorn: Welcome.

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Re: Hello!

Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:05 pm

Welcome Meindzai.

I know you can quit any time you want.

The question is, do you? :)

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Re: Hello!

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:13 pm

Welcome meindzai!
I'm glad you could make it!
Metta

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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!

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Hello Meindzai,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :smile:

Best wishes,
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Re: Hello!

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:32 pm

Welcome Meindzai
:namaste:
You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? Nietzsche

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Re: Hello!

Postby Anders » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:00 pm

meindzai wrote:I'm down to 3 anyway, and I can stop anytime I want. :coffee:

-M


:rofl:

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Re: Hello!

Postby meindzai » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:05 am

Back again. I got a bit too busy for 3 Buddhist forums... Actually even too busy for one. For those that weren't visiting the pre-hacked E-sangha I was making some major changes in my life to help take care of my mother - which included getting rid of my furniture and my apartment and moving into hers. My mother passed away October 10th and now I am here without her. I'm also now an hour away from my new job which also happens to be more stressful and doesn't allow the internet freedom I had before. So it's a rough time. The internet buddhist community has been a big help for me.

I haven't done much anything resembling practice or study besides reading some Ajahn Chah now and again which helps me get my mind together. I am also seeing a grief counseler and also have been finding solace in my newest hero and idol - Spongebob Squarepants. There is nothing quite like the raw optimism of a yelow sponge who lives in a pineapple and loves nothing more then to get up every day and go work in a fast food resturaunt. Not exactly Dhamma but better than anti-depressants.

-M

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Re: Hello!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:13 am

Greetings Meindzai,

Nice to see you here, and I hope you find your way safely through these troubled times.

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!

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:21 am

:hello: meindzai

Mike :hug:

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Re: Hello!

Postby notself » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:25 am

meindzai wrote:Back again. I got a bit too busy for 3 Buddhist forums... Actually even too busy for one. For those that weren't visiting the pre-hacked E-sangha I was making some major changes in my life to help take care of my mother - which included getting rid of my furniture and my apartment and moving into hers. My mother passed away October 10th and now I am here without her. I'm also now an hour away from my new job which also happens to be more stressful and doesn't allow the internet freedom I had before. So it's a rough time. The internet buddhist community has been a big help for me.

I haven't done much anything resembling practice or study besides reading some Ajahn Chah now and again which helps me get my mind together. I am also seeing a grief counseler and also have been finding solace in my newest hero and idol - Spongebob Squarepants. There is nothing quite like the raw optimism of a yelow sponge who lives in a pineapple and loves nothing more then to get up every day and go work in a fast food resturaunt. Not exactly Dhamma but better than anti-depressants.

-M


None of us is ever old enough to lose our parents. I spent a year after my mother's death feeling like an orphan, which I most certainly was. I wish Sponge Bob had been around to comfort me. You have made an excellent choice in listening to his wisdom.

Welcome and metta,
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Re: Hello!

Postby BlackBird » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:33 am

Metta to you Meindzai
Good to see you here though.
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Hello!

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:51 am

Hi meindzai
Welcome back.
I'm sorry for the loss of your mother.
I hope we can provide some support for you during this difficult time.
metta

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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: Hello!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:20 pm

May you find immense and unshakeable peace my friend.

Hearty welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Metta, :anjali:
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A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

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Re: Hello!

Postby LauraJ » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:42 am

It's good to see you here :smile:

I hope the grief counseling is helpful. I wrote to you a little at the other forum I was so sorry to hear about your mother. SpongeBob cheers me up too. I pretend I put it on for my daughter, but secretly, I like it too :)

Kind wishes,
Laura
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Re: Hello!

Postby Aloka » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:59 am

Hello, and welcome meindzai !


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