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RMSmith
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Hello hello ...

Postby RMSmith » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:39 pm

After a long 3 year absence from anything buddhist (bad life struggles causing me to give up on almost everything decent), I have started to step carefully and slowly onto the path again. I've noticed that some resources have disappeared, while others have sprouted. Happy to have found this place!

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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:43 pm

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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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:36 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby Virgo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:55 am

Welcome.

Virgo
Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.

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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:53 am

Hi RM Smith
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
metta

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“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

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

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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:20 pm

Hi & Wilcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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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