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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.
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Re: Hello

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

Hi and welcome to Dhammawheel :anjali:
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Re: Hello

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

Greetings SDC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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 » 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)

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Re: Hello

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

Hello SDC,


Welcome :group:

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Re: Hello

Postby SDC » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:12 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.
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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.
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Re: Hello

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

You're welcome. :smile:
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Re: Hello

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

Welcome!

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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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