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Greetings from India

Postby Sweet_Nothing » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:58 am

In the great ocean called Samsara,
I am but a passing drop.

I was born in India 22 years ago. A little over 2 years ago I was formally introduced to the Dhamma through one of Goenkaji's 10 day courses. It was completely life altering.
Since then I have sat some more courses.I have been trying to keep up a steady sitting practice and also read/listen to dhamma talks/books in my free time.

I have also done a fair bit of intellectual exploration towards almost all other alternative paths. All in all, the noble eight fold path as taught by Shakyamuni Buddha rings true with me.

I'm glad to find this website and it feels just right for me. I came across several threads which solved some doubts I had. The colour scheme is also very nice! :)

My goal is to be free of delusion as far as possible. Everything else feels secondary.
I shall do this probably as a contemplative layman and maybe, possibly as a monk, if circumstances ever allow.

Metta,

SN/Akash
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Re: Greetings from India

Postby Babadhari » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:05 am

swagat :namaste:
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
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: Greetings from India

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:17 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel Akash! :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 from India

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:36 pm

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: Greetings from India

Postby Mkoll » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:56 am

Welcome Akash!

:hello:
Peace,
James
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Re: Greetings from India

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:46 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:namaste:
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Re: Greetings from India

Postby Sweet_Nothing » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:30 am

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone ! :) :group:
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