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Justin
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Greetings!

Postby Justin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:28 am

Hello to all!

I'm very happy to have found this forum and fellow Theravada practitioners with which to discuss the Dhamma. I have lots still to learn, and am grateful for this chance to be instructed and inspired.

With metta,
Justin :smile:
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and a mind of boundless love.

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Re: Greetings!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:29 am

Greetings and welcome, Justin.

Lovely to see you join us. I look forward to your involvement.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:37 am

Hi Justin,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:59 am

Hi Justin

I am glad you have found us!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Ben
“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!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:35 am

: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!

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:34 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: Greetings!

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:33 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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