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Hey Everybody

Postby LazyOne » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Greetings!

I am a Buddhist from a small Ohio town and joined to this forum to talk to more like minded poeple. It's unfortunate living in a small town where it seems as if you are the only Buddhist. I hope to get to know you all and engage in some interesting discussions.
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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby bodom » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:41 pm

Welcome LazyOne!

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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: Hey Everybody

Postby cooran » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:42 pm

Hello L.O,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby Hickersonia » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:29 pm

Hello, LazyOne! Nice to see another Ohioan; I'm from the Cincinnati area myself. :) Be well, and welcome, friend!
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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:03 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:04 am

Greetings Lazyone and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
If its any consolation, many of our members live in places where there are no other Buddhists.
So it is fortunate that we have Dhamma Wheel.
kind regards,

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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:41 am

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:58 am

:hello:

Welcome

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Re: Hey Everybody

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:19 am

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