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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.


:buddha1:
With metta,
Jesse

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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.

: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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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 retrofuturist » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:00 am

Greetings Jesse,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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.
metta

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

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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