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Hi from Melbourne

Postby jrh001 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:03 am

Greetings to all,

I may not post here often but will drop in to read and learn.

I've registered to show my support for this new venture. I trust that those who contribute their knowledge and wisdom will always remember the importance of compassion.

best wishes,

JohnH :coffee:

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:08 am

:hello: Welcome!

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:14 am

Greetings and welcome John!

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:46 am

Welcome John
Yes, compassion, mutual respect and friendliness are some of the underlying values of Dhamma Wheel.
Metta

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“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: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:17 am

Welcome
:hello:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(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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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:31 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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