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hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:40 pm

hi folks, jon here.

i'm Mahayana but this year am really looking to ground myself in the Pali Canon and take it steady with Abhidhamma. i may lurk more than i post but i'm sure i'll have plenty to learn from everyone here.

thanks for having me :smile:
Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angered even at that would not be doing my bidding.
MN 21

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Re: hello folks

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:42 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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Re: hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:44 pm

thankyou! :smile:
Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angered even at that would not be doing my bidding.
MN 21

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Re: hello folks

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:56 pm

Hello Dumb Bonbu,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
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Re: hello folks

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:25 pm

Welcome DB. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: hello folks

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Welcome Dumb Bonbu
I'm glad you've come across to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you find Dhamma Wheel beneficial for your study and practice.
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.”
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: hello folks

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:30 pm

Hi and Welcome :hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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: hello folks

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:07 pm

Greetings and welcome Jon!

:D

Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: hello folks

Postby Fede » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:09 pm

"Big Wheel keeps on toinin'...."

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.... Nice to meet you!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:44 am

thanks for the warm welcome everyone. nice to see some familiar faces here...and of course some new ones too!

I hope you find Dhamma Wheel beneficial for your study and practice.


thankyou, i'm sure i will!
Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angered even at that would not be doing my bidding.
MN 21

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Re: hello folks

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:52 am

:hello:

is that a rothko?
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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: hello folks

Postby dumb bonbu » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:43 pm

is that a rothko?


sure is! :smile:
Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angered even at that would not be doing my bidding.
MN 21


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