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Hello, I am new here.

Postby Taijitu » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:05 pm

Someone I call a friend guided me to this site as I am trying to learn mindfulness especially with the aim to understand other people's perspective. I have already got a book on the subject but I prefer interaction as a means of learning.

I am also interested in the concept of enlightenment. I have not read anything about the Dhamma Wheel and know very little about Buddhist teaching. I do feel, however, that I have found my own meaning of enlightenment.

For me it is the perfect feeling at the perfect time no matter where one is or what one is doing. This can be maintained 24/7.

It is with this feeling that I come to this forum to learn more about mindfulness and make some friends.

Thank you for your time.
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Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby Hickersonia » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:40 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, friend. May you find what you seek. :anjali:
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Postby Babadhari » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:48 pm

pleased to make your acquaintance
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Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby Mkoll » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:49 pm

Welcome Taijitu.

I apologize in advance for the dryness of the presentation below, but I think it is good to have some basic information if you don't know it already.

In terms of the Buddhist perspective on mindfulness, mindfulness is the 7th factor of the Noble Eightfold Path: (1) right view, (2) right intention, (3) right speech, (4) right action, (5) right livelihood, (6) right effort, (7) right mindfulness, (8) right concentration.

In turn, the Noble Eightfold Path is the 4th Noble Truth of Buddhism, those truths being: (1) the truth of dukkha, (2) the truth of the origin of dukkha, (3) the truth of the cessation of dukkha, and (4) the truth of the Path leading to the cessation of dukkha.

And right mindfulness itself is defined in the following excerpt from a discourse of the Buddha as recorded in the Pali Canon:

"And what, monks, is right mindfulness? (i) There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of itself — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. (ii) He remains focused on feelings in & of themselves — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. (iii) He remains focused on the mind in & of itself — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. (iv) He remains focused on mental qualities in & of themselves — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. This, monks, is called right mindfulness.
-SN 45.8

:anjali:
Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi


Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:09 pm

Welcome Taijitu,

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby cooran » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:13 pm

Welcome Taijitu !! :group:

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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:29 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:40 pm

Greetings Taijitu,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby SarathW » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:36 am

:hello:
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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby Taijitu » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:47 am

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for such a warm welcome. I must learn what :anjali: means to you all, I like it without knowing why.

Mkoll wrote:Welcome Taijitu.

I apologize in advance for the dryness of the presentation below, but I think it is good to have some basic information if you don't know it already.

In terms of the Buddhist perspective on mindfulness, mindfulness is the 7th factor of the Noble Eightfold Path: (1) right view, (2) right intention, (3) right speech, (4) right action, (5) right livelihood, (6) right effort, (7) right mindfulness, (8) right concentration.

In turn, the Noble Eightfold Path is the 4th Noble Truth of Buddhism, those truths being: (1) the truth of dukkha, (2) the truth of the origin of dukkha, (3) the truth of the cessation of dukkha, and (4) the truth of the Path leading to the cessation of dukkha.

And right mindfulness itself is defined in the following excerpt from a discourse of the Buddha as recorded in the Pali Canon:

"And what, monks, is right mindfulness? (i) There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of itself — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. (ii) He remains focused on feelings in & of themselves — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. (iii) He remains focused on the mind in & of itself — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. (iv) He remains focused on mental qualities in & of themselves — ardent, aware, & mindful — putting away greed & distress with reference to the world. This, monks, is called right mindfulness.
-SN 45.8

:anjali:


Apologize? This and the warm welcomes is what I am here for. The more I read of mindfulness the more I feel I have already have it but I still feel that it can teach me about other people's perspective. Interestingly I thought that mindfulness was right concentration as that is another thing I wish to learn. I am not going to skip on mindfulness for now but it is encouraging to see I am approaching it in the right order at least.

If one is as free from "negative" emotions as one can possibly get does mindfulness still have more to teach? My book seems to be aiming to cure me from these but I feel my life experiences already have done this.
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Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby bodom » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:28 pm

Welcome Taijitu!!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Hello, I am new here.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:05 pm

Welcome Taijitu!!
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, I am new here.

Postby Barbara » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:59 pm

Happy to have you here Taijitu :)


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