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mountain
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Hello Friends

Postby mountain » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:52 am

I used to visit e-sangha to read the posts. I recognize some familiar names. Perhaps I will post. We,ll see.

John

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Dhammanando
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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:08 am

Hello Mountain,

Thanks for joining us. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
The Great Sage did thus proclaim
With many a diverse chosen name
Vipassanā stilled and purified,
That to Emergence is allied.

Saṃsāra-cycle’s swamp of pain
Is vast and terrible; a man
Wisely should strive as best he can,
If he would this Emergence gain.
(Visuddhimagga XXI)

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello Friends

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:06 am

Greetings and welcome, John.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

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jcsuperstar
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Re: Hello Friends

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:49 am

:hello:
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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 Friends

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:32 am

: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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Tex
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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Tex » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:51 pm

Hello and welcome.

:toast:
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:48 pm

Mettaya!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Re: Hello Friends

Postby genkaku » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:09 pm

Welcome John. Hope you find something useful here.

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bodom
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Re: Hello Friends

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:30 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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