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Greetings!

Postby Justin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:28 am

Hello to all!

I'm very happy to have found this forum and fellow Theravada practitioners with which to discuss the Dhamma. I have lots still to learn, and am grateful for this chance to be instructed and inspired.

With metta,
Justin :smile:
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and a mind of boundless love.

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Re: Greetings!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:29 am

Greetings and welcome, Justin.

Lovely to see you join us. I look forward to your involvement.

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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: Greetings!

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:37 am

Hi Justin,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:59 am

Hi Justin

I am glad you have found us!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:35 am

:hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Greetings!

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:34 am

:hello:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat
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Re: Greetings!

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:33 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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