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Hi from Nathan

Postby nathan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:26 am

Hi folks, I recognize some user names and photos from elsewhere. Looks like a vital and growing community, may it be so, may many benefit and may well being and happiness prevail. :twothumbsup:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:31 am

I hope you spend some time and post here.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:45 am

Greetings Nathan,

I was hoping you would find us!

Excellent to have you here... like Tilt, I look forward to your contributions.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby nathan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:03 am

Thank you for the warm welcome, you guys will provide much here that is needed in any beneficial forum. Every attempt to sincerely listen and express is an opportunity to discover how to do so more skillfully and there is always so much to learn about that! All the best with this new baby. :hug:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:41 am

Hi Nathan

Its good to have you here!
Metta

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:35 am

:hello:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby genkaku » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:15 am

Welcome Nathan. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby nathan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:08 pm

Hi, and thanks again. It's been good to find out where the retreat is that everyone went on. :jumping: Genkaku, I didn't realize that I came across as so utilitarian. I'll have to work on that. :smile: Nice to see you Genkaku. Hope we all benefit, kudos to all the excellent mods who have taken this on, including you Ben, and hi Manapa. I like to read for a while before posting so it may be a while yet before I start raising dust.
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:31 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:44 pm

Welcome :hello:
The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
Sextus Empiricus

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Re: Hi from Nathan

Postby nathan » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:30 pm

Thanks, I thought I would add that it is great to find so many good friends here, both old and new. A great place to keep learning and adding to understanding of the path. Forums have been so helpful to me, I'm so thankful for the overall understanding that everyone brings together whether it is assurances or challenges. Thanks in advance everyone.
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}


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