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Hi from Melbourne

Postby jrh001 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:03 am

Greetings to all,

I may not post here often but will drop in to read and learn.

I've registered to show my support for this new venture. I trust that those who contribute their knowledge and wisdom will always remember the importance of compassion.

best wishes,

JohnH :coffee:
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:08 am

:hello: Welcome!
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:14 am

Greetings and welcome John!

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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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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:46 am

Welcome John
Yes, compassion, mutual respect and friendliness are some of the underlying values of Dhamma Wheel.
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:17 am

Welcome
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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:31 pm

Welcome!

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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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