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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 retrofuturist » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am

Greetings Olia,

Welcome to the forum.

:buddha1:

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Re: Namaste

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

You are most welcome here.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:54 am

Hi Olia 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

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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
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"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: Namaste

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

Welcome Olia!

: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: 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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