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Hello :)

Postby dhamma123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:11 pm

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Name - Tom
Age - 20
Location - England

Reasons for joining

I'm looking to expand my knowledge of Buddhism and meditation, share ideas with like-minded people and hopefully incorporate the Dhamma into everyday life.

Feel free to ask questions 8-)

Thanks :)
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Alobha » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:27 pm

Hello Tom and welcome to Dhammawheel! :smile:
How did you find to buddhism?
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Re: Hello :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:02 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello :)

Postby dhamma123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks, Alobha :)

To answer your question, three years ago, after reading about the psychological benefits of meditation, I attempted basic breathing awareness. After that, I became interested in the spiritual aspect of meditation and eventually stumbled across online Dhamma talks from the likes of Matthieu Ricard. I found the talks beneficial to me, and I've been a "follower" ever since :)
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Re: Hello :)

Postby dhamma123 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:06 pm

Thanks David :)
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Re: Hello :)

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Greetings Tom and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Hello :)

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:30 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! Hope to read your posts around the sub-forums. :group:

with metta
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Re: Hello :)

Postby bodom » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:40 pm

Welcome Tom!

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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: Hello :)

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:17 pm

Welcome to the board hope you get much peace and understanding from here.
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