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Buckwheat
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Howdy,
I read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse about 12 years ago because my high school English teacher was trying to save me from a downward spiral. It seems to have worked, because since then I searched lots of religions, settled on Buddhism a while back, and then practiced at a Zen temple for about six months before moving back to Sacramento, California and now I attend a multi-disciplined Buddhist sangha. I have since fallen in love with the Thai Forest tradition as espoused on Access to Insight.

I came to Dhamma Wheel because I have a long range goal of teaching the Dhamma, and I figured this would be good practice for understanding where a person is coming from, helping where I can, and sharing my own path with others. More than anything, I hope to learn some things that I can take to the cushion and turn into calm, wise, love. I'm excited to find this new venue to explore!!

Thanks,
Scott
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.
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Greetings Scott,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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Welcome Scott!

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

- Ajahn Chah
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:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Welcome Scott :group:

with metta
Chris
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welcome to the forum

nice to know you

with metta,

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Hi Scott, and welcome!
Buckwheat wrote: I have since fallen in love with the Thai Forest tradition as espoused on Access to Insight.
I can relate to that, as that particular site has helped me more than any other (apart from here, of course).

metta
To the Buddha-refuge i go; to the Dhamma-refuge i go; to the Sangha-refuge i go.
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Thanks, everybody. I am really enjoying this forum. Seems like a great vibe, and all participants should take pride in it.
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.
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