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Postby Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:39 pm

Hey
I am completly new to this but want to learn more. I have read lots online but thought i woulc learn more talking to people first hand.

Many thanks :)
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Re: Hi

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi
Welcome Aboard!

What have you been reading?
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Hi

Postby Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:53 pm

Hey....the dreaded wikipedia..... i'll be completly honest i am so new to this its slightly embaressing. basically i started holistic therapy. which included alot on chakra and i went from there. so i need to find out lots anf any recommendations on reading would be much appreciated
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Re: Hi

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi

Postby Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:03 pm

Thank you so very much. I hope I can learn alot here :)
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Re: Hi

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:05 pm

Moomin wrote:Hey....the dreaded wikipedia..... i'll be completly honest i am so new to this its slightly embaressing. basically i started holistic therapy. which included alot on chakra and i went from there. so i need to find out lots anf any recommendations on reading would be much appreciated

Wiki isn't too bad but there is the Dhamma Encyclopedia http://www.dhammawiki.com/ which is a sister/mother/cousin site to here.
here isn't a general Buddhism forum but a Theravada forum so some information you may get from Wiki may be viewed in a different light here.

there is Access to insight which has loads of books and texts which are good for a new comer http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index.html and is of the same school as this forum.

if you need any help members here would be happy to help but be careful where you post as some forums do have specific rules and if you are looking for general information the general Dhamma would be the best place but discovering theravada is the best for asking about this tradition, if you want to ask about mahayana or vajrayana there is the sister forum http://www.dharmawheel.net/

but so you don't need to keep looking here the bottom of all pages have the links to related sites (except access to insight).
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Hi

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:08 pm

this is probably the best place to start on access to insight
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/index.html if that is of any help :)
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Hi

Postby Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:09 pm

Ahh thank you very much. at the momet it is all very confusing and seems so vast. i gather there are basic principles but maybe i am premature joining here. thank you again
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Re: Hi

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Moomin wrote:Ahh thank you very much. at the momet it is all very confusing and seems so vast. i gather there are basic principles but maybe i am premature joining here. thank you again

Don't worry about not being ready - everyone starts somewhere!

Welcome aboard!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Hi

Postby Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:30 pm

Thanks alot. :) I really appreciate any information. Everyones very welcoming :)
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Re: Hi

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:54 pm

Moomin wrote:Ahh thank you very much. at the momet it is all very confusing and seems so vast. i gather there are basic principles but maybe i am premature joining here. thank you again

small steps!
if you are focused on how much you need to learn, it makes it more difficult and less enjoyable.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Hi

Postby bodom » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:55 pm

Welcome Moomin!

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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: Hi

Postby Moomin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:16 pm

Thank you very much guys. I hope to learn lots:)
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Re: Hi

Postby gelcarseat » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:33 am

Hi,
I'm new for your site and totally glad to see you in Google search engine. Thanks for acknowledging my registration and to accept me.
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Re: Hi

Postby socoguy78 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:21 pm

Dhamma Greetings,

Try this site out... www.dhammasukha.org The abott teachs directly from the Buddhist suttas, mainly from the majjhima nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi. He leaves commentary out. You can generaly see good progress very fast and enter the Jhanas spoken about in the suttas quiet easily if the building blocks are in place nicely!
Much Maha Metta
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