A big Texas hello!

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A big Texas hello!

Postby Gentle_heart » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:10 pm

Hello, everyone!

I am so glad I found this forum, I think it will be a huge help in my search for more information and insight into this path. I am not new to Buddhism, but I am new to accepting and admitting (finally) that this is what is right for me.

Thank you in advance for your patience with me and my questions!

:heart: Gentle_heart

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:15 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I lived near Dallas for several years back in the 1980s.
UT-Dallas and UT-Arlington alumnus

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:20 pm

Welcome Gentle Heart! May you find true happiness and peace! :heart:
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: A big Texas hello!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:58 pm

What is it with all the Texans joining recently?

Welcome though! May your stay be 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

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby bodom » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:42 pm

Welcome from San Antonio!

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: A big Texas hello!

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:46 pm

GReetings Gentle Heart and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby Gentle_heart » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:08 pm

Thank you kindly for the warm welcomes!

LonesomeYogurt: Let's hope there is an awakening in progress in Texas!

David N. Snyder: I live 5 minutes from the UTD campus. :smile: You would not believe the growth in this area. It's mind boggling!

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby Dallas » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:55 am

Welcome from a Texan in Thailand! Hope that your time spent here is fruitful and helps you follow your path. Best wishes!

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby Sambojjhanga » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:55 pm

Welcome from a Native Texan who now lives in the People's Republic of California!

This forum is a great place with a great bunch of fellow "path wanderers". I hope you enjoy your stay here as much as I have.


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The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Re: A big Texas hello!

Postby Still Searching » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:03 pm

Welcome, I am glad I found it too :smile:
It it nice to talk with other Buddhist all around the world.
I also am a new member here, though I've studied a little of Buddhism over the years, only the Basics though about Siddhartha the Buddha, the Four Noble Truths and where Buddhism originated.
I am now learning meditation but I made a few mistakes as the meditation I was doing isn't the right one for Buddhism.
In Buddhism, there are certain specific meditations Buddhist practice which aren't just another random meditation, it is named in Pali and most of them are actually practiced by the Buddha himself.
I learned this from a fellow member here, Bakmoon, he can be a great help to you with anything you need to know, so can the moderators.

Good luck!

Namaste :namaste:
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Siddhārtha, Gautama Buddha

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