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Postby rawayurveda » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:39 am

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to all on the Dhamma Wheel. I have always been of the psychological / philosophical bent and over the past year or so "Buddhism" has become my latest subject of interest. I started out with various books on Zen, a few on Tibetan, and now almost exclusively am reading Theravada literature. I have read some Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Chah, The Digha Nikaya and am almost done with the Majjhima Nikaya. I had started the Visuddhimagga earlier, so I will probably finish that next. I also picked up a book by George Grimm... In any event, I really like this forum as there are lots of posts to look over and the folks here really seem cool. Best wishes and look forward to learning from you all....
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~ Herman Melville

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Postby Ben » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:28 am

Hi rawayurveda 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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Re: Greetings

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:05 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

Look forward to your contributions.

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Postby bodom » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Welcome rawayurveda!

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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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:06 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby Paul Davy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:27 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Best wishes for your studies - if your reading brings any issues to mind that you wish to discuss then by all means do.

Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Greetings

Postby Yana » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:49 pm

Hi Welcome to Dhammawheel! :smile:
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