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What a great site!

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

Im really excited to see a forum that is devoted entirely to the Buddhas "original" teachings. Its great to be here!

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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: What a great site!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:25 pm

bodom_bad_boy,
see you about hopefully
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: What a great site!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:35 pm

Greetings BBB,

I'm glad we're able to be of service! Lovely to see you here... be sure to check out the Buddhism For The 21st Century Parent in our Theravada For The Modern World forum!

Metta,
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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)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: What a great site!

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:51 pm

Welcome BBB
Its great to have you along!

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Re: What a great site!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:52 pm

Howdy! I'm lookin for a Texas emoticon, so here goes: :guns:
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Re: What a great site!

Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:59 pm

Welcome BBB. As you can see from my presence, they even allow the corrupt and misinformed here. :)
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Re: What a great site!

Postby Element » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:27 pm

Welcome BBB. Good to see you again. Cool. :thumbsup:
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Re: What a great site!

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Welcome BBB :thumbsup:
“ Your mind is likewise blocked. But the right road awaits you still. Cast out your doubts, your fears and your desires, let go of grief and of hope as well, for where these rule , then the mind is their subject." Boetius
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Re: What a great site!

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:41 pm

Hello Bodom,

Thanks for joining us. :smile:

Best wishes,
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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,
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Re: What a great site!

Postby tellyontellyon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:48 pm

Croeso!
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Re: What a great site!

Postby Dharmajim » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:26 am

It's good to see many familiar faces, is that the right word in cyberpsace?, here. I look forward to having Dhamma discussions and learning more from so many learned participants.

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Re: What a great site!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:56 am

Greetings Dharmajim,

Lovely to see you here too. :)

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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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