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Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby gerrymob » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:57 pm


My name is Gerry, an old man and happy to have found this site.



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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:23 pm

Hi Gerry
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you like it here.
kind regards

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:28 pm

Hello Gerry,

Welcome! Age is relative ... and we have all been babies and aged persons/animals uncountable times. :group:

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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:28 pm


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: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:50 pm

Greetings Gerry,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Aloka » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Welcome, Gerry ! I live in the UK too.

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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby zavk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:27 am

Hello, good to see you here.
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Re: Welcome from Swansea, South Wales UK

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:32 am

hi Gerry
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
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