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cookiemonster
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Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:54 am

Hello everyone!

I just signed up to Dhammawheel, and I'm excited to learn from all of you!

Religiously, I practice a form of Messianic Judaism, but I've been learning about Theravada Buddhism and reading selections from the Nikayas lately, so I thought I'd join :)

Thank you.

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Re: Greetings!

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:32 am

Welcome cookiemonster! :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: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:45 am

Thank you, friend Chris! :)

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Re: Greetings!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:12 am

Welcome

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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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Re: Greetings!

Postby Virgo » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Welcome. Hopefully, you will find many good things here. :namaste:

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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: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:12 am

Thank you, tiltbillings & Kevin! Yes, I am sure I will find more than cookies here, and developing my patience will be worth it ;) :lol:

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:30 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Welcome!
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: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:18 pm

Thank you Ben & Khalil Bodhi! :hello:

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Re: Greetings!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:22 pm

Shalom,

Nice username. I was a cookie monster myself for years and made chocolate chip cookies with my kids every Friday when they were young. Now me have more self-control.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:18 pm

Thank you for your welcome, David!

As much as I love cookies, I have to stay away from most, because of a recently discovered gluten intolerance ... I see it as a chance to develop more self control :tongue:

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Re: Greetings!

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:30 pm

Welcome cookiemonster!

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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: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:48 pm

Thank you, bodom :)

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Re: Greetings!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:24 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:51 am

Thank you, retrofuturist! :jumping:

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Dan74 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:58 am

Reminded me of this clip - Cookiemonster, the supporting vocalist for Rammstein! :lol:

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Sorry - off topic - welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings!

Postby cookiemonster » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:47 pm

lol thanks Dan74!


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