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EightWheel
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Glad to Be Here

Postby EightWheel » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:32 pm

Hello, I am very glad to become a member of the forums. During my life, just like everyone, I have experienced periods of profound psychological suffering. Little did I know that suffering became my guru. At first I saw them as emotions which arose for no reason. I was the person who looked at the moon and said, "look at the light that's coming from it". But later I realized that it was a way of thinking I engaged in that produced suffering. I became the person who said, "Ahah! There is light from the moon but it comes from the sun!" I came to this forum to be a positive contibutor. My guru (suffering) also "pointed out to me" tat thoughts are very powerful. Because even something complex like a watch, requires thoughts to make it into action.

I do a type of vipassana meditation where I am aware but when I witness negative thoughts, I morph them in a way to produce positive emotion. I like to squint at the snake in the dark and see the rope.

Overall I hope to be a positive contributor to this forum. May peace be unto you. :anjali:
The mind is the creator sustainer of both bliss and suffering. Why not fixate on bliss?

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Glad to Be Here

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:48 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Glad to Be Here

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:26 pm

Welcome EightWheel!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Glad to Be Here

Postby bodom » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:25 pm

Welcome EightWheel!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Glad to Be Here

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:45 pm

Welcome to DW EightWheel! :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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Re: Glad to Be Here

Postby cooran » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Good to have you here EightWheel! :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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