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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:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - 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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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.

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Metta,
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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