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Greetings kalyanamittas

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:58 am

A "zennie" looking forward to sharing Dhamma discovery with learned and virtuous friends.
'There is this.' And so this, his entry into emptiness, accords with actuality, is undistorted in meaning, pure — superior & unsurpassed. ~ The Minor Discourse on Emptiness

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:03 am

Greetings and welcome Gregory.

Nice to see you here.

Metta,
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:48 am

hi :hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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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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Postby Ben » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:53 am

Dear Greg

Welcome to this small oasis!
Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:22 am

Hi Gregory,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
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Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 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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