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Hello from Simon

Postby resistingSi » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi World

I am middle aged and have had a few years in asia, from UK tho.

I always feel better when I get closer to this subject.

I want to chat a little, not too technically about the teachings though at this stage.

What happened to e-sangha... that was a great forum - hope this one is too :)

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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby cooran » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:01 pm

Welcome Simon! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:40 pm

Nice to have you here Simon.

:hello:

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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:47 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:05 pm

Welcome, Simon :hello:
resistingSi wrote:What happened to e-sangha... that was a great forum - hope this one is too :)

E-sangha demonstrated impermanence, and caused some suffering as it did so (though not to me, since I wasn't heavily involved). This forum and its Mahayanist twin (see link at bottom of page) are excellent replacements.
Actually, DW seems to have been a bit quieter than usual recently. I put it down to northern-hemisphere summer holidays, since it happened last year too.

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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby bodom » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:01 am

Welcome Simon!

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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: Hello from Simon

Postby Virgo » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:20 am

Welcome. :namaste:

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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby resistingSi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:42 am

is there some discomfort between mayayana and theravada views which is a bit hostile?

I thought one was original interpretation and the other a natural development?

Me personally I gained a lot from the theravada experience in thailand but also very interested in tibetan (vajrayana) and shaivism. Is there a compatability problem or is it that some individuals cant agree to manage a forum with variety of views?
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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby Virgo » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:56 am

resistingSi wrote:is there some discomfort between mayayana and theravada views which is a bit hostile?

I thought one was original interpretation and the other a natural development?

Me personally I gained a lot from the theravada experience in thailand but also very interested in tibetan (vajrayana) and shaivism. Is there a compatability problem or is it that some individuals cant agree to manage a forum with variety of views?

Great questions Simon.

Mahayana is mostly based on Nagajurna who came around approximately 500 years after the Buddha and introduced the 'Madhyamaka' philosophy. Most (if not all) Mahayana sutras are later developments, written well after the Buddha passed away.

Good luck finding everything you need.

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Re: Hello from Simon

Postby Annis » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:24 pm

Welcome, Simon! Nice to meet you ^^
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