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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,
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Re: Hey :)

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

Welcome Zooey!

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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: Hey :)

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

:hello:

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Re: Hey :)

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:17 pm

Greetings Zooey and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
metta

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Hey :)

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:43 pm

Greetings Zooey,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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