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Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby AlexBreckwoldt » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:59 pm

Hi! My name is Alex. I'm from Germany, so excuse the spelling and grammatical mistakes I am bound to make.
I'm 18 years old and I got into Buddhism about a month or two ago.
I don't really have any friends to discuss my views with, let alone get any help regarding my practice from, so I thought it would be great to become a part of this wonderful community.

PS: I quite enjoy the bandwidth of emoticons which I am able to choose from.
:anjali:

-Alex
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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:11 pm

Welcome Alex!

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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:30 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:07 pm

Hi Alex and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:32 pm

Welcome aboard! Please feel free to post topics or private message me or anything like that. I hope you find your stay fruitful!
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: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby cooran » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:43 pm

Welcome Alex! :group:

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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:33 pm

Welcome to DW Alex!
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: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:49 am

Welcome Alex!
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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby Alobha » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Welcome Alex!
There are plenty of resources and noble friends around, so don't hesitate to ask questions and talk about your experiences on the path. :smile:

Be well.
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Re: Hello Dhammawheel!

Postby bodom » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:39 am

Welcome Alex!

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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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