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Dear friends in the Dhamma,
Ven. Dhammanando alerted me to the existence of this forum, and it is a delight to see many friends in the Dhamma whom I have met online here. The propensity of bodies in general, and of my own in particular, has made it difficult for me to sit at my computer. Being without the visual acuity to read and write quite often after having to use my one "good" eye quite intensively does not help, but I hope to try to have an online presence as often as is feasible. The Buddha emphasises the importance of admirable associates -- good friends in the Dhamma -- and given that I am without contact with Dhamma friends in the flesh, as it were, the availability of boards such as this has meant a great deal to me, and not having been able to sustain a presence online for long periods has been a rea hardship.
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Welcome to the site sally
not worrying about
the past and the future,
giving rise to the present moment,
becoming established in this place of full perfection.”
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Sorry to hear of your problems, but great to hear from you again.
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Sally, it's now occurring to me that I don't think we've ever addressed each other directly, but I have found your posts and your insight most helpful, I thank you.
I hope this message finds you feeling well.
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi
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Welcome 'home'. I missed your presence on e-sangha greatly.
You've been constantly in my thoughts.
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Hi Sally. Good to see you here. Welcome.
The sentence in my signature is false
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Excellent to see you here.
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)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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Welcome, and thanks for joining us.
...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
“Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
— Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20
It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
— William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,
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Wonderful that you're here.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Welcome and nice to meet you
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog - Some Suttas Translated.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Good to see you again Sally.
♫♫ "I was eatin' some chop suey,
With a lady in St. Louie,
When there sudden comes a knockin' at the door.
And that knocker, he says, "Honey,
Roll this rocker out some money,
Or your daddy shoots a baddie to the floor." ♫♫ --The Venerable Mr. Miggle
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Nice to see you here at Dhamma Wheel, Sally.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss
- Dawa Gyaltsen
Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.
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สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ
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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Yes, it is good to have you here. It'll help class up the joint.
What is the use of his knowledge
pertaining to the number of insects in the whole world?
Rather, inquire into his knowledge of
that which is to be practised by us
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.
Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
There is naught in this life but mist
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.
And we will not be alive but a short hard time.
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how are you doing? I am very sorry hearing about your health problems.
I am really happy to meet you here, as I always appreciated very much your posts at an other forum
and I was sad, not reading from you for so long time.
I wish you well
With best Wishes
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I missed your posts in E Sangha too.
I hope you find wisdom in those discomfort. If there is anything you need, including Dhamma books, please let me know!
Meditate, don't be negligent, lest you may later regret it!
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:hi: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
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