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This is the Best Forum!

Postby dhammashells » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:47 pm

I just wanted to share my enthusiasm of finding this forum. I've searched quite a while for something with meat to it and with people that you can actually gain knowledge from and just from reading some of the forums and threads, this website is not lacking at all. I'm so happy to make this my forum home!

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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:49 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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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby Jechbi » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:00 pm

You're right!
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Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:21 pm

: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: This is the Best Forum!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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: This is the Best Forum!

Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:04 pm

Welcome dhammashells. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:28 am

Can't argue with you, it's pretty outstanding.

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Re: This is the Best Forum!

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:30 am

Welcome dhammashells!
I'm glad you like it here!
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.”
- 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: This is the Best Forum!

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:49 am

I like the feeling of freedom here. I don't feel like I'll get "whacked" if I make a mistake or say something stupid here. :thumbsup:

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We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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