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mydoghasfleas
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Greetings

Postby mydoghasfleas » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:55 pm

Hello,

This seems like a very interesting and helpful site. I have been meditating on my own for about 5 years, mainly using some of the wonderful books on Insight meditation as a guide. I belong to a very small, and getting even smaller, meditation discussion group that meets once a month. It is a non-denominational, mostly Buddhist group, so I have heard people speak of the meditation techniques they use from other traditions. But it's the Theravada tradition and teachings that really speak to me, and I would like to learn more.

I hope that though friendship and kindness I will find answers to my questions, and mutually beneficial dialog about the Buddha's teachings.

Thank you.

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bodom
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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:03 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Greetings

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi & Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Greetings

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:39 pm

Welcome :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Greetings

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:02 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)


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