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Zooey
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Hey :)

Postby Zooey » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi !

I first encountered Buddhism about twelve years ago, and immediately liked it. It took me almost twelve years though to make the step from "theoretically agreeing" with Buddhism, to picking up practice. Theravada is the variety that appeals most to me. Sadly though there's no Sangha near where I live. Certain thoughts and questions that arose during my practice, that I normally would ask a teacher, or talk about with members of the Sangha, showed me the importance of not practicing alone. So I figured, better than nothing would be to find "something comparable" online...and I stumbled across Dhamma Wheel. It seems like a good place, and would I love to give it a try :)

Greetings,
Zooey

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Re: Hey :)

Postby bodom » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:48 pm

Welcome Zooey!

: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: Hey :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Ben
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Re: Hey :)

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:17 pm

Greetings Zooey and 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: Hey :)

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:43 pm

Greetings Zooey,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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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