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Hello from the northwest

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:42 am

Hi everybody! Came to this page by a recommendation from a monk.I took the five precepts last year. Hope to meet some new peeps that have also taken them.
b@ease,
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b@ease,
~A
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby plwk » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:16 am

:hello:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:15 am

Hello amanda,

Welcome! :smile:

northwest of Where? We have members from all over the world - I'm from eastern Australia.

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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:07 am

Hi Amanda and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:19 am

Greetings Amanda,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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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 from the northwest

Postby zavk » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:48 am

Hello and welcome
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:50 pm

cooran wrote:Hello amanda,

Welcome! :smile:

northwest of Where? We have members from all over the world - I'm from eastern Australia.

with metta
Chris

Hi Chris, Northwest of the United States. :smile:
b@ease,
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:25 pm

Welcome amanda!

:anjali:
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 from the northwest

Postby Jason » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:13 pm

Hey, a fellow Pacific Northwesterner! I'm originally from Detroit, MI, but I'm current living in Portland, OR.
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:13 pm

Hmmm... Portland, Oregon also... hello, Amanda!
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as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby VeganLiz » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:07 am

I'm from the north west too. :) Washington State.

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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:27 am

Welcome Amanda!
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby amandamarie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:06 pm

Hello guys, Greetings from Pullman. :hello:
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:11 pm

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from the northwest

Postby Beneath the Wheel » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Another Portland-er saying hello and welcome!
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