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Hi All!

Postby mahat » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:42 pm

Hi all!

Have been a practicing Buddhist for many years and am not too crazy about forums since they become too addictive. I'll probably drop in a few times and hopefully learn and hoping I can be of some help to others understand a few things as well. Then I might disappear if I see I'm posting too much. :tongue:

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Re: Hi All!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:09 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi All!

Postby mahat » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:53 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:yingyang:


Thanks David! Theravada is so fundamental, in Mahayana, there are so many mantras and sutras promising fantastic things…I got way too tuckered out and just let it all go-- it all went back to "Focus on breathing in, breathing out"…there's nothing like Anapansati! :heart: :heart: :heart: It's the most relaxing yet focused practice ever devised. It clears up asavas like nothing else.

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Re: Hi All!

Postby cooran » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:40 pm

Welcome mahat! :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: Hi All!

Postby Ben » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:55 pm

Hi Mahat and welcome to DW!
“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.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hi All!

Postby bodom » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:00 am

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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Re: Hi All!

Postby mahat » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:02 am

Thank you all!

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Re: Hi All!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:28 pm

Greetings Mahat,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: Hi All!

Postby mahat » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:39 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Hi All!

Postby manas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:20 am

Welcome, mahat. :anjali:

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Re: Hi All!

Postby mahat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:46 pm

:anjali:
manas wrote:Welcome, mahat. :anjali:


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