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Postby Preet » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:40 pm


I found this site while 'googling' for some answers.

I've been practising Vipassana meditation, as taught by S N Goenka (India) for some time. Very irregular in my daily sittings for the past 2 years.

Its really embarrasing, but there are some questions I have, and I don't know where to look for the answers. At the retreats everybody is just so ahead of me, and I can't even understand the questions sometimes :) and mostly the answer is to observe.

I look forward to your help in my Dhamma journey, and if i can help at any time- I would be happy to.

With much metta

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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:27 pm

Hi & Welcome
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Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Hi

Postby Vardali » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:18 pm

I know the feeling ;)
At the end of the day, I am always falling back to having to make up my own mind. :toast:

So, "hi" back and welcome, I hope you can find good answers to your questions here :sage:

Have fun.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:20 am

Greetings Preet,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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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Postby LauraJ » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:23 am

Hi Preet, welcome. I look forward to your questions :)

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Re: Hi

Postby Aloka » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:16 am

Hello and welcome Preet !

Kind regards,


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Re: Hi

Postby Preet » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:52 am

Thank you for your kind words.

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be."

With metta

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Re: Hi

Postby Laurens » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:52 am

Hello and welcome

Do not be embarressed by any questions that you might have - there is no such thing as a stupid question. At least in Buddhism there isn't anyway. You won't be judged by what you know or don't know.

Best wishes
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Re: Hi

Postby Calahand » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:12 pm

welcome :)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:40 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi

Postby Michael_S » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:08 pm

Hi Preet and welcome.
I have learned a great deal here by reading many of the past threads.
As someone who is relatively new to Buddhist thinking, I can say already
that applying some of the fundamental elements has made a difference
in my daily life. This has got to be one of the most civil discussion groups on the web!

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