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Come to see :)

Postby Zach » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:47 pm

Hello there :namaste:

Some of you may remember me as Caz from other places Ive recently purchased a few books on The Theravadin Sutta's such as In the Buddha's words by Bhikkhu Bodhi and the Vissudhimagga, Ive always enjoyed reading the first turning teachings and hope to gain some further context and appreciation of them here in order to expand my knowledge of Buddhadharma :) :namaste:

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Re: Come to see :)

Postby bodom » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:55 pm

Welcome Zach!

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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: Come to see :)

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:19 pm

Welcome Aboard!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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: Come to see :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:43 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Come to see :)

Postby cooran » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:14 am

Welcome Caz! :group:

with metta
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Re: Come to see :)

Postby Zach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:31 am

Thanks for the welcome :)

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Re: Come to see :)

Postby waimengwan » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:32 pm

Welcome Zach!

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Re: Come to see :)

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:58 pm

Greetings Caz,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Of the two books you've purchased, definitely start with In The Buddha's Words.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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