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LonesomeYogurt
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Hello!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:34 pm

Man I couldn't think of a snappy title.

I'm from a small town in America, having practiced the Dhamma for about a year now. There are very few temples or practitioners at all around here so the internet, combined with some retreats and books, has mainly constituted my practice. I'm looking to learn more and discuss!

Thanks
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:14 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Ben
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Re: Hello!

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:23 pm

Hi LonesomeYogurt and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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bodom
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Re: Hello!

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:24 pm

Welcome LonesomeYogurt!

: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!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:56 pm

Welcome aboard!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:31 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel LonesomeYogurt!
: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 carlosm » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:15 pm

Welcome! :clap:

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Re: Hello!

Postby RMSmith » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:03 pm

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