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Postby Dhammabodhi » Fri May 22, 2009 2:39 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm 27 years old from India, right now pursuing higher studies in France. I was brought up in city of Gaya, so I was introduced to Buddhist thought quite early in life due to the many visits to Bodh Gaya. However, I began to understand the profoundness of these teachings only in the last few years when I was searching for something that would satisfy me intellectually. I'm mainly interested in the Anapanasati and Vipassana meditation techniques. I have as yet no teachers. I hope I can be in touch with the many highly experienced people here and learn from them.

Gratefully,
Dhammabodhi.
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 22, 2009 4:00 pm

Hi and Welcome :anjali:
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Re: Hello

Postby Rui Sousa » Fri May 22, 2009 4:57 pm

Welcome,

:hello:
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Re: Hello

Postby Dhammabodhi » Fri May 22, 2009 5:17 pm

Thank you, Manapa and Rui Sousa! :smile:
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Hello

Postby Guy » Fri May 22, 2009 7:09 pm

Welcome :group:

With Metta

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 22, 2009 7:32 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Gaya? Cool. :thumbsup: I love Bodh Gaya.

Sometimes we miss the sights of our home town. I live in Las Vegas and have hardly been to any shows and don't like gambling.

Glad you found the Dhamma.
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Fri May 22, 2009 10:37 pm

Welcome Dhammabodhi!
Anapanasati and Vipassana are two of my main practices!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Metta

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

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Hello

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sat May 23, 2009 11:09 pm

Thanks and bows to all for a such a warm welcome...
@TheDhamma: Thank you. Bodh Gaya used to be a very serene, calm place, when I was a child, but in my opinion has now become a rather commercialized and touristic place, devoid of tranquility. However, the place where the Buddha was supposed to have meditated for 6 years, the mountain cave of Dungeshwari, is still largely untouched by civilization and its corruptions. There is a tibetan monastery and temple there, some monks and nuns from thailand, and a lot of langurs(monkeys) :) . I hope it remains that way for some time to come.

About Dhamma, I'm still learning, but until now it has been just books, internet, and experimentation on my own. Having no access to a qualified teacher is a bit dissapointing, since I have so many questions and doubts! I sincerely hope that I'll be able to learn something of value in this community!

@Ben: Thank you. If you don't mind, may I contact you in private to learn more from u about the prominent members of this community and about the nuts and bolts of these meditation practices?

Humbly and gratefully,
Dhammabodhi
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Sat May 23, 2009 11:10 pm

Sure, no problem

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

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Hello

Postby Guy » Sun May 24, 2009 2:26 am

Dhammabodhi wrote:About Dhamma, I'm still learning, but until now it has been just books, internet, and experimentation on my own.

We are both on the same page then here. Until now I have been a bit of a "closet buddhist" but through past attempts to tread the path alone I can see how difficult it is without the sangha/community element, especially when the community that I DO have is uninterested in the dhamma.

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 25, 2009 8:56 am

Greetings and welcome, Dhammabodhi!

:buddha1:

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Hello

Postby Dhammabodhi » Wed May 27, 2009 11:21 am

Thank you retrofuturist! In another thread I read you were not well last year, I hope everything is ok now and I wish you good health!

Dear Guy, the path is indeed very difficult. Having the support of experienced and like-minded people is of course very helpful, but they can only show the way, and in the end we have to walk the path alone. Together, let's cultivate Patience, Perseverance and Diligence! :group:

With Kataññutā(Gratefulness),
Dhammabodhi
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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