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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.

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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. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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:

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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:02 am

Hi DC and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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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.

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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.
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Re: Hello

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

Welcome DC!

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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: 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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