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Hello

Postby sshai45 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:11 am

Hi.

I've got some interest in Buddhism and like to study it, but am not a practitioner. (Do you have to be a Buddhist to discuss on these forums?)

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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:16 am

Hi sshai45 and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Everyone is welcome at Dhamma Wheel, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, so long has a genuine interest in the Theravada and abides by our terms of service.
I look forward to your contributions!

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Re: Hello

Postby sshai45 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks!

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:40 am

Welcome aboard!
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"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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Re: Hello

Postby vidar » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:22 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel sshai45 :hello:
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Welcome! I hope you find whatever it is you're looking for.
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

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:11 pm

Welcome sshai45!

: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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