Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

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Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby chapulincolorado » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:01 pm

Hello to all from right in the smack of the border between TX and Mexico. I am member of my local group (flor de nopal sangha). I am also a sub member at eSangha and Treeleaf.

I am happy to see such forum exists and being able to learn more about the Dhamma and Buddha.


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Re: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:15 pm

Welcome! Im from San Antonio Texas. Good to see ya here!

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: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:38 pm

Welcome chapulincolorado. Hope you find something useful here and I also hope you are as warm in Texas as we are cold in Massachusetts. :)
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Re: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi Chapulincolorado,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:

Best wishes,
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Re: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:32 pm

Hi :hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:39 pm

Greetings and welcome.

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)

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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Re: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:06 am

Welcome chapulincolorado to Dhamma Wheel!
Thanks for joining us here.

“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: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Postby chapulincolorado » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:17 pm

Thank you all for your welcome!

bodom_bad_boy -- a big hello to the SA folks! :smile:

Hope to meet other RGV folks.



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