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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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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:

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Re: Glad to Be Here

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

Welcome EightWheel!

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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: 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.
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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:

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