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Olia
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Namaste

Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:42 am

Greetings to everyone!

I am very pleased to find a sangha online. I hope to learn a great deal and enjoy the company of practicing Buddhists. I have been a casual practitioner of Vipassana meditation for about 7 years, but I recently felt compelled to commit to follow the Buddha's teachings. I am not in a position to travel to meet with a local sangha, so this forum is greatly appreciated. I look forward to getting to know everyone better!

:namaste:

Olia

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Re: Namaste

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am

Greetings Olia,

Welcome to the forum.

:buddha1:

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Retro. :)
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Re: Namaste

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:48 am

You are most welcome here.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:54 am

Hi Olia and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Namaste

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:00 am

Welcome Aboard!

Hope you envoy your time here
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Namaste

Postby bodom » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:16 am

Welcome Olia!

:anjali
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:41 am

Welcome Olia! :hug:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Namaste

Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm

:thanks:

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Re: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:29 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Namaste

Postby Dmytro » Tue May 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hi Olia,

Warm welcome to you!

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