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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


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Glad to Be Here

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

Welcome EightWheel!



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Re: Glad to Be Here

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

Welcome EightWheel!

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: 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:

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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