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joanna
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Hello everyone

Postby joanna » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Hello, I am Joanna I live in Bedfordshire, England and I would just like to say hello to you all and thanks for having me. I am completely new to all of this, as I don't know anyone who I can ask about things it will be nice to read through posts and connect with others. Have a great day and thanks again for having me x

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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joanna
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Re: Hello everyone

Postby joanna » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:33 pm

Thank you David

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Greetings Joanna,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello everyone

Postby cooran » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:45 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :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: Hello everyone

Postby Virgo » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:02 am

Welcome Joanna. : )

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Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby LG2V » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:25 am

Welcome Joanna! :hello:


Metta,
LG2V
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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Annis » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Welcome Joanna! I registered here only a few weeks ago and it's amazing how others think like you. I feel comfortable here. :hug:

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby bodom » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:11 pm

Welcome Joanna!

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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 everyone

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:08 am

Welcome Joanna, I too live in Bedfordshire.
Which town do you live in?

Metta
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Siddhārtha, Gautama Buddha

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby SarathW » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:46 am

:hello:

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:55 am

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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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Ben » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:00 am

Greetings Joanna and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Learn this from the waters:
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.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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