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Postby Jikan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:06 am

Hi Everyone,

I've been a lurker. I post often at the DharmaWheel board, and I lead a Tendai Buddhist group in Washington, DC. I'm interested in... Buddhism, generally. I look forward to participating here.

all the best,

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Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:08 am

Greetings Jikan,

Welcome to the other side of the fence!


Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

Neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: 'Certainly, this is not the Blessed One's utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.' In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it. (DN 16)

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Postby plwk » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:11 am

Yup Jikan ... where the grass is browner over this side of the fence :mrgreen: :hello:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga

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Postby cooran » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:02 am

Welcome to the "mm" wheel!, :group:

With metta
---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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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:19 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

The one with the correct spelling.



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Postby tiltbillings » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:25 am

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:05 am

Welcome Jikan! I look forward to your contributions here! :anjali:
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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Postby Jikan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:43 pm

thank you for the kind words, everyone!

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Postby bodom » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:05 pm

Welcome Jikan!

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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Postby Jikan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:58 pm

plwk wrote:Yup Jikan ... where the grass is browner over this side of the fence :mrgreen: :hello:

:jumping: I do appreciate the browner side.

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Welcome :)

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