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Varillon
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Hello Everyone

Postby Varillon » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:51 am

This is my first time delving into Theravada specifically. Most of what I have read discussed general beliefs and the story of Shakyamuni Buddha. I finally got the chance to research several traditions and find myself liking Theravada. I live in Arkansas and am disabled, so finding in-person instruction and discussion is near impossible. Earlier this year, I earned 3rd degree in Reiki which has helped greatly with meditation and visualization. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey here.

Namaste

Var

SarathW
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby SarathW » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:03 am

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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tiltbillings
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:06 am

Welcome.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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mikenz66
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:13 am

Welcome Varillon,

:anjali:
Mike

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cooran
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:28 am

Welcome Varillon! :group:

Glad to have you here with us. Look forward to your posts.

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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bodom
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Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hello Everyone

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:27 pm

Welcome Varillon!

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Welcome to DW!
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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