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Sweet_Nothing
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Greetings from India

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In the great ocean called Samsara,
I am but a passing drop.

I was born in India 22 years ago. A little over 2 years ago I was formally introduced to the Dhamma through one of Goenkaji's 10 day courses. It was completely life altering.
Since then I have sat some more courses.I have been trying to keep up a steady sitting practice and also read/listen to dhamma talks/books in my free time.

I have also done a fair bit of intellectual exploration towards almost all other alternative paths. All in all, the noble eight fold path as taught by Shakyamuni Buddha rings true with me.

I'm glad to find this website and it feels just right for me. I came across several threads which solved some doubts I had. The colour scheme is also very nice! :)

My goal is to be free of delusion as far as possible. Everything else feels secondary.
I shall do this probably as a contemplative layman and maybe, possibly as a monk, if circumstances ever allow.

Metta,

SN/Akash
Homage to the triple gem.
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swagat :namaste:
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28
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Welcome to DhammaWheel Akash! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Welcome!

: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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Welcome Akash!

:hello:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:namaste:
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone ! :) :group:
Homage to the triple gem.
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