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Hi from Texas...

Postby SonOtheSouth » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:35 am

Hi all, new to the forum and Buddhism in general. Looking forward to learning from all of you... Glad to have found the forum ! :smile:
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Re: Hi from Texas...

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:38 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel, SoftheS :group:

with metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---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: Hi from Texas...

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:53 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 from Texas...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:05 am

Welcome!
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 from Texas...

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:31 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hi from Texas...

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi,
Welcome Aboard!
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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Hi from Texas...

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:09 pm

Welcome from your neighbour in San Antonio!

:anjali:
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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