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


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

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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 Feb 10, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi & Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
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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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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


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
“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)

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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