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Postby Bob Z » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:39 pm

I started out as a child, to paraphrase Bill Cosby. One of my oldest memories was trying to get into bed with my parents and being rebuffed. I would curl up on the floor next to the bed. Remember clearly looking at the patterns in the rug or on the wall paper, it was the 50's wall paper being popular back then. My eyes would go round and round, connecting and unconnecting the patterns. I know now that I was meditating. Fast forward to now. I'm a recovering alcoholic. Mindfulness and Metta have played a major, if not the major role in maintaining my sobriety. It feels like finally this is IT. Anyhow, I ramble.

Thanks for reading,

BZ
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Postby bodom » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:50 pm

Welcome!

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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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Postby Dhammanando » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:05 pm

Hi Bob,

Welcome, and thanks for the introduction. :smile:

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Postby genkaku » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:06 pm

Welcome Bob. Hope you find something useful here.
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Postby clw_uk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:12 pm

Welcome to the site Bob
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“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised." Verses on the Faith Mind, Sengcan
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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:17 pm

Hi Bob
welcome :hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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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Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:55 am

Welcome Bob
Thank you for joining us!
I'm looking forward to your contributions

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:59 am

Greetings and welcome.

:hello:

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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)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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