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Hello From Singapore

Postby jollybean » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:18 am

Hi all,

My name is Jason, and I'm happy to be joining this forum to get to know like-minded, spiritually inclined people like you guys and girls.

It's funny. I don't call myself a buddhist, but some of my greatest inspirations come from learning from masters like Ajahn Mahaboowa and Ajahn Mun. In terms of spiritual practices, I try to follow closely to what they teach. In fact, The Path To Arahantship by Ajahn Mahaboowa has been my guide in life for many years till this day.

Also, Ajahn Chah's Food For The Heart is never far from my side.

I feel life is wonderful for giving us the opportunity to practice and live by the dharma everyday, and that makes me happy and contented. And on doing buddhist practices throughout the years, I've had realizations and experiences that made me realize there's so much more to life than 'the ways of the world' -- how most people choose to live their lives.

The deeper my understanding, the more I realize how living like most people in society will never ever make sense to me... being career-minded, wanting to own everything, wanting to be well-liked, highly looked upon, famous etc. All the while not being aware that death is approaching and that we can't take any of these things with us when the time comes.

What's seen cannot be unseen! :tongue:

Today, I sometimes reflect and wonder life would have been like without buddhism. Well, who knows.

I look forward to knowing each and everyone of you!

Jason
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Re: Hello From Singapore

Postby plwk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:26 am

Selamat Datang :hello:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hello From Singapore

Postby cooran » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:29 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel Jason! :group:
Look forward to reading your posts.

with metta
Chris
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---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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Re: Hello From Singapore

Postby jollybean » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:30 am

plwk wrote:Selamat Datang :hello:


cooran wrote:Welcome to DhammaWheel Jason! :group:
Look forward to reading your posts.

with metta
Chris


Hello my friends :anjali:
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Re: Hello From Singapore

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:31 am

Welcome to DW Jason!
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 From Singapore

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:33 pm

Welcome Jason to Dhamma Wheel :)
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Re: Hello From Singapore

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:21 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello From Singapore

Postby bodom » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:38 pm

Welcome Jason!

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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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