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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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bodom
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Re: Hello hello ...

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

Welcome!

:anjali:
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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Paul Davy
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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:36 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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)

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)

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Re: Hello hello ...

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

Welcome.

Virgo

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Ben
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Re: Hello hello ...

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:53 am

Hi RM Smith
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
metta

Ben
“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!
:anjali:
“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.”
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"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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