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Postby Stephen K » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:02 pm

Hello dhamma freinds, thanks for having me here. I may not contribute much, but I will be visiting for sure.

Metta!
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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:34 pm

Greetings and welcome, Stefan.

:hello:

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello

Postby Stephen K » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:49 pm

Thanks retro. Nice to see you.
My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative; because the positive is so much better than the negative.
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Re: Hello

Postby clw_uk » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:01 pm

Welcome Stefan :hello:
Open your mind and see, open your mind and rise. Shine the light of wisdom and see, don't wait till the end of time.
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Re: Hello

Postby Stephen K » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:08 pm

clw_uk wrote:Welcome Stefan :hello:

Hi clw_uk, thanks for the welcome.
My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative; because the positive is so much better than the negative.
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:10 pm

Hello dear friend!
Its about time you showed up!
I am looking forward to conversing with you again.
Metta

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Re: Hello

Postby Stephen K » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:35 pm

Ben wrote:Hello dear friend!
Its about time you showed up!
I am looking forward to conversing with you again.
Metta

Ben

Hi Ben! I hope you are enjoying your new home. Great to see you!
My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative; because the positive is so much better than the negative.
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Re: Hello

Postby Fede » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:49 pm

It's always wonderful to see you Stefan. I'm glad you came here!

Welcome!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:14 am

:hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hello

Postby Annapurna » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:56 am

Stefan! Hi and welcome! Great to see you! :group:

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Re: Hello

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:01 am

:hello:
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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

Postby Tex » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:22 am

Nice to see you again, Stefan!

:toast:
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Re: Hello

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:32 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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