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Postby Javi » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Greetings from Miami! Joined the board because all my google searches kept leading back this website and found myself reading many highly informative threads. Currently reading In the Buddha's words by Bodhi and loving it, also listening to his course on the MN. Looking forward to many future dhamma discussions!
Non qui parum habet sed qui plus cupit pauper est.
It's not he who has little, but he who craves more, that is poor. - Seneca
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Re: Hi guys!

Postby bodom » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:08 pm

Welcome Javi!

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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 guys!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Welcome aboad Javi.

:hello:

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Postby cooran » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:29 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Javi! :group:

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Re: Hi guys!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:41 am

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hi guys!

Postby Alobha » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:36 am

Javi wrote:Greetings from Miami! Joined the board because all my google searches kept leading back this website and found myself reading many highly informative threads. Currently reading In the Buddha's words by Bodhi and loving it, also listening to his course on the MN. Looking forward to many future dhamma discussions!


Welcome Javi! In the Buddha's words by Bhikkhu Bodhi is my current book, too! It's one of the books that is recommend here regulary, so you're in good company! As for the courses on the MN - I heard it's good to listen to those while studying the translation of the MN (which will probably be my next big book :D)

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Re: Hi guys!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:58 am

Greetings Javi,

:hello:

Great to see you hitting the suttas!

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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hi guys!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:02 am

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Hi guys!

Postby waimengwan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:21 pm

Welcome Javi, the most active Theravadan forum ever!
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Re: Hi guys!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:41 pm

Welcome to DW Javi!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hi guys!

Postby Javi » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:24 am

Thank you all! :toast:
Non qui parum habet sed qui plus cupit pauper est.
It's not he who has little, but he who craves more, that is poor. - Seneca
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