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Postby dumb bonbu » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:40 pm

hi folks, jon here.

i'm Mahayana but this year am really looking to ground myself in the Pali Canon and take it steady with Abhidhamma. i may lurk more than i post but i'm sure i'll have plenty to learn from everyone here.

thanks for having me :smile:
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Re: hello folks

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:42 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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Re: hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:44 pm

thankyou! :smile:
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Re: hello folks

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:56 pm

Hello Dumb Bonbu,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :smile:

Best wishes,
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Re: hello folks

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:25 pm

Welcome DB. Hope you find something useful here.
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Re: hello folks

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Welcome Dumb Bonbu
I'm glad you've come across to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you find Dhamma Wheel beneficial for your study and practice.
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Re: hello folks

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:30 pm

Hi and Welcome :hello:
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Re: hello folks

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:07 pm

Greetings and welcome Jon!

:D

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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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Re: hello folks

Postby Fede » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:09 pm

"Big Wheel keeps on toinin'...."

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.... Nice to meet you!
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:44 am

thanks for the warm welcome everyone. nice to see some familiar faces here...and of course some new ones too!

I hope you find Dhamma Wheel beneficial for your study and practice.


thankyou, i'm sure i will!
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Re: hello folks

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:52 am

:hello:

is that a rothko?
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Re: hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:43 pm

is that a rothko?


sure is! :smile:
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