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Hello Dhammawheel! :anjali:

My name's Tony. I'm 21 years old, from the suburbs north of Chicago, and I've been practicing Buddhism for around four years. I think there are many ways to explain how I got into Buddhism, but I think it all boils down to the basic desire to be happy. And of course, it all started with a sense that happiness can't really be found "out there", if you know what I mean.

Perhaps the reason why I'm here is just so I can establish a connection with some fellow practitioners. That's why this forum is here, isn't it? It's hard to doubt the Buddha's words on spiritual friendship being the whole of the holy life. It can do wonderful things.

So, greetings to you all! Hope to meet some good friends here.
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Greetings Tony,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Paul. :)
"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 to DW!

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Hello Tony
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Welcome, Tony!
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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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