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Greetings from Houston

Postby Tex » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:54 pm

Hello gang, relative beginner at Theravada here.

Looking forward to many interesting discussions with you all.

"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Greetings from Houston

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:55 pm

Welcome Tex!
I'm glad you could join us here at Dhamma Wheel.
Enjoy your stay

“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 from Houston

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:56 pm

Greetings and welcome, Tex.


Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings from Houston

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:35 pm

hi & welcome :hello:
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"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: Greetings from Houston

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:02 pm

Hi Tex,

Thanks for joining us. :smile: :smile:

Best wishes,
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Khandhānaṃ rāsaṭṭhaṃ, āyatanānaṃ āyatanaṭṭhaṃ,
Dhātūnaṃ suññaṭṭhaṃ, indriyānaṃ adhipatiyaṭṭhaṃ,
Saccānaṃ tathaṭṭhaṃ aviditaṃ karotītipi ‘avijjā’.

It prevents knowing the meaning of heap in the aggregates, the meaning of actuating in the sense-bases, the meaning of voidness in the elements, the meaning of predominance in the faculties, and the meaning of suchness in the truths, thus it is called ‘ignorance’.
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Re: Greetings from Houston

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:03 pm

:thumbsup: i'm from houston too! but im up in alaska now... i miss it there
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Greetings from Houston

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:01 pm

Welcome! Im from San Antonio!

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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