Got room for a neophyte?

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AdvaitaJ
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Got room for a neophyte?

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:44 am

Greetings All,

I see many names here that I associate with wisdom and experience and I've always done best when surrounded by smart people! :thumbsup:

Anybody mind if a Dhamma rookie hangs out an avatar here? :smile:

AdvaitaJ
The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:46 am

Greetings and welcome AdvaitaJ.

:hello:

Good to see you here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Dhammanando » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:49 am

Hi AdvaitaJ,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

AdvaitaJ wrote:Anybody mind if a Dhamma rookie hangs out an avatar here? :smile:


Not in the least. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
    Yathā bubbuḷakaṃ passe, yathā passe marīcikaṃ,
    Evaṃ lokaṃ avekkhantaṃ, maccurājā na passati.

    One should see it as a bubble;
    One should see it as a mirage.
    Who regards the world thus
    The King of Death sees him not.
    (Dhammapada 170)


    ผู้ที่มองเห็นโลก ว่าไม่จีรังและหาสาระอะไรมิได้
    เช่นเดียวกับคนมองฟองน้ำและพยับแดด
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:28 am

Welcome AdvaitaJ
I'm happy you have joined us!
Most of the 'old gang' is here!
Cheers

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby genkaku » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:52 am

Welcome AdvaitaJ. Hope you find something useful here.

Don't worry ... I think they only do the goldfish-swallowing ritual on Tuesday nights. :)

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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:07 am

:hello:
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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: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:12 am

:hello:
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:32 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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