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SDC
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Hello

Postby SDC » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:03 am

Hello everyone.

I'm happy to have found these forums. I have been interested in philosophy, psychology, physics and Buddhism for many years, but it is only in this last year that I began studying Theravada. And what a year it has been. I believe I have found what I want to do with my life. While I feel I may still be in a period of developing complete trust in the Dhamma, that has not stopped the teachings from pervading and positively influencing nearly every aspect of my life. And my recent discovery of many lectures by Venerable Madawela Punnaji have taken my trust and appreciation even further. I look forward to some interesting discussions with everyone.
Hitvā icchañ ca lobhañ ca, yattha satto puthujjano,
cakkhumā patipajjeyya tareyya narakam imam.

Forsaking desire and lust where the commoner is stuck
Let the man with eyes proceed and get across this hell. (Sn. 706: 137)

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:04 am

Hi and welcome to Dhammawheel :anjali:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:19 am

Greetings SDC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:34 am

SDC wrote:And my recent discovery of many lectures by Venerable Madawela Punnaji have taken my trust and appreciation even further.


:twothumbsup: good choice of reading material.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21645282402 (Bhante Punnaji fan club on facebook)

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:52 am

Hello SDC,


Welcome :group:

metta
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---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: Hello

Postby SDC » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:12 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.
Hitvā icchañ ca lobhañ ca, yattha satto puthujjano,
cakkhumā patipajjeyya tareyya narakam imam.

Forsaking desire and lust where the commoner is stuck
Let the man with eyes proceed and get across this hell. (Sn. 706: 137)

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Re: Hello

Postby Cafael Dust » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Hi there. Your signature picture surprised me pleasantly, thanks.
Not twice, not three times, not once,
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Re: Hello

Postby SDC » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:06 am

You're welcome. :smile:
Hitvā icchañ ca lobhañ ca, yattha satto puthujjano,
cakkhumā patipajjeyya tareyya narakam imam.

Forsaking desire and lust where the commoner is stuck
Let the man with eyes proceed and get across this hell. (Sn. 706: 137)

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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:01 am

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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