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Snufkin
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Hello everyone!

Postby Snufkin » Sat May 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Just thought I'd say Hello and introduce myself on here.

I have been interested in buddhism for quite a long time, both my parents although they aren't practising are very influenced by buddhist teachings. I never really had any interested until my life kind of hit a slump and my interest started off with reading a few books about zen and I even tried Zazen unsuccessfully for a few days. My interest kind of dissipated and my life continued as before.

Now, a good few months later I stumbled across some videos by Yuttadhammo, which piqued my interest again, and have been meditating daily for almost two weeks now. This forum looks great, so I decided to join. I plan to stick around this time.

Apologies for the life story.

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bodom
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby bodom » Sat May 12, 2012 12:22 pm

Welcome Snufkin!

: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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Cittasanto
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 12, 2012 1:31 pm

Welcome Aboard!
“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.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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cooran
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby cooran » Sat May 12, 2012 8:14 pm

Welcome Snufkin!
:group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 12, 2012 8:22 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat May 12, 2012 11:53 pm

Welcome and no apologies necessary! :group:
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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http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Paul Davy
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Paul Davy » Sun May 13, 2012 12:23 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
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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