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drifting cloud
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Hello

Postby drifting cloud » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:27 am

Hi all,

I am new here. Have been kind of drifting in and out of dhamma practice for several years now, but I am really trying to get serious about it now - starting to feel that I'm no longer as young as I used to be, that years can go by and feel mispent, etc. I've had some training in vispassana as well as Zen meditation techniques and have decided to try to get back into the swing of vipassana. Looking forward to discussions with you all and wishing you all ease and joy upon the path.

:anjali:

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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:18 am

Greetings DC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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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Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:54 am

Hello DC,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel - hope you get a lot from discussions here. :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: Hello

Postby Ben » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:02 am

Hi DC 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: Hello

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:45 am

Thanks for signing on.
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.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:09 am

Welcome to DW!
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: Hello

Postby bodom » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:19 am

Welcome DC!

: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: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:35 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello

Postby waimengwan » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:31 pm

Welcome :)


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