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Hello world!

Postby JKPenumbra » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:06 pm

Hello everyone!
I've been looking for a place just like this since I became interested in Theravada Buddhism a few months ago..
Initially I had seen some films about the science of meditation, eventually I started learning about it, and I stumbled across a "How to Meditate" video on Youtube by a monk named Noah Yuttadhammo...
We've spoken numerous times since then, and I've read literature from Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan Buddhism.
I'm glad to have found such a Sanga and hopefully I can contribute and learn in the years to come.

With metta,

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Re: Hello world!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:15 pm

Welcome! Yuttadhammo is a great teacher and his videos have helped many people learn to meditate.

It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Hello world!

Postby JKPenumbra » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:41 am

Very nice to meet you!

I would love to meet some more teachers, anyone interested or anyone to point me in the proper direction is greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Hello world!

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:05 am

Welcome. Dig around a little on this site, there are many great recommendations for teachers and teachings, in print, audio, and in person. Best wishes.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Hello world!

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:00 am

Greetings Jesse,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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

"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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Re: Hello world!

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:09 am

Hi Jesse
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you like it here.

“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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