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Hello everyone

Postby avid » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:06 pm

I am happy to have this site.
I used to visit e-sangha and was glad to see so many familiar names here.

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby bodom » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:17 pm

Welcome! Its nice to have you here.

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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Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:29 pm

Nice to meet you :anjali:
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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: Hello everyone

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:07 pm

Hello avid,

Glad you made it here! :group:

with metta
---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 everyone

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:38 pm

Greetings Avid,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:29 am

Hi Avid
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:28 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby pink_trike » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:38 am

Howdy Avid,

Welcome to DW.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen


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