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Hello from Barcelona!

Postby Gerd » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:04 pm

I'm gonna introduce myself. My name is Gerard, I'm 21 and I live in Barcelona, Spain.

I 'discovered' buddhism recently and I've found on it the philosophy I've been maturing during my life. I used to be confused about life, specially about human's behavior towards it and I couldn't stop thinking "Why does people act like this? What's on their mind?". I didn't know anything about buddhism, in my eyes it was just another religion and my knowledge about it was null. Suddendly I learned about meditation and started practicing it and when I achieved my true-self I saw the truth on the distance, as a secret goal waiting to be accomplished. I wanted to find out more about meditation and it's how I found buddhism.

While I was reading Buddha's life everything sounded so familiar, so obvious and close to myself. It's really important to me because my whole life I've been skeptical about spirituality, now I feel I've found what was missing on me.

I hope I can learn as much as possible from all of you, there's still a long path of learning. :namaste:

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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:24 pm

Welcome! :hello:

La Catedral de la Sagrada Familia is my favorite monument! :)

I'm from your neighbour country, Portugal. I hope you find what you're looking for in this forum.

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Welcome Gerard!

This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:37 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Hello from Barcelona!

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:46 am

Welcome! :group:

with metta
---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 from Barcelona!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:58 am

Welcome Gerard! :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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