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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:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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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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Modus.Ponens
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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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Paul Davy
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Re: Greetings

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

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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