Metta from northern Nevada!

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TingleTuner
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Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby TingleTuner » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:36 am

Hello all, my name is Ben, I'm 23 years old with a few years of college under my belt, as well as an insatiable fascination with the Theravada and Thai Forest Tradition and Buddhism in general. I became interested in Eastern thinking after reading and listening to talks and reading books from Alan Watts and Ram Dass, so needless to say I am still relatively new to Buddhism. I'm currently working my way through reading The Wings to Awakening from Thanissaro Bhikku and have found it to be intriguing so far, I've also got a few other books in line waiting to be read (Mindfulness in Plain English is one I'm especially excited to dig into!).

This place seems great and I hope to meet some great new internet-faces as well as further my practice.

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:38 am

Welcome Ben!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Ben
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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:03 am

Greetings Ben 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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:04 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Metta from southern Nevada!

:buddha2:

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:55 am

Welcome Ben! :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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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:02 am

Greetings Ben,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel and thanks for sharing your story to date.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby Alobha » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:42 am

Welcome!
Wings of Awakening and Mindfulness in Plain English are books often recommended here, so good choice! :smile:

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:42 am

Food for the Heart: The Collected Sayings of Ajahn Chah is incredible. I'd really recommend it.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Metta from northern Nevada!

Postby TingleTuner » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:25 pm

Thanks!

I'll keep that book in mind, I've read good things about Ajahn Chah. (:


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