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Thaibebop
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Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:40 pm

I found this site because of retrofuturist and decided to join to learn more. I am a practicing lay Theravadan living in America. Hallo everyone!

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Re: Hallo!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:54 pm

TheDhamma wrote::hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

Thank you!! :anjali:

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:24 pm

Hi & Welcome
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Hallo!

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:25 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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: Hallo!

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:50 pm

Hi Thaibebop
Nice to see you here at last!
Metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hallo!

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:55 pm

Greetings Thaibebop,

Ben wrote:Nice to see you here at last!


My thoughts too!

I'm sure you'll recognise quite a few people from your previous online discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Hallo!

Postby Thaibebop » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:41 am

Thanks everyone! This looks like it will be a fun place. I really need a good place to have productive discussions. Being married with two kids as well as a job and full time college student leaves me very little time to study the Dhamma. I was able to read the condensed Pali Cannon by Bhikku Bodhi but have not had a chance to explore the other translations. So, I am looking forward to what I might be able to learn here.


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