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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:

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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:46 am

Greetings and welcome AdvaitaJ.

:hello:

Good to see you here.

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


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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,
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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

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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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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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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

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

:hello:
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Re: Got room for a neophyte?

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:32 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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