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m0rl0ck
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Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:07 pm

I've have just been reading and like the discussions here.
I hadnt realized to what degree negative expectations colored my experience of other boards and its so nice just to read discussions about buddhism.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :)
metta and :clap:
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:31 pm

Welcome Morlock
I hope you feel comfortable here.
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Metta

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby Annapurna » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:02 pm

Welcome mOrlOck,

and thanks for helping Goddess and me with the live chat last week...

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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:25 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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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:55 pm

: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: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:14 pm

Nice to see you.

:hello:
"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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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:13 pm

Hi M0rl0ck :hug:

I'm sure you contributions will be very interesting as usual!

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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:56 am

Greetings and welcome M0rlock.

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:34 pm

Hi Morlock.

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