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Hello from Quebec

Postby nicholas17 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:39 am

Hi every one ! :)

My name's Nicholas and I live in Montreal city in the province of Quebec, next to Ontario. I am seventeen years old.

I am interested in Buddhism about 2 years ago. Wisdom , simplicity, truth, Buddha's teachings .. All of these things interest me very much.
I am a student. My parents don't believe in anything. They are atheist. My grand mother was a christian, she died 3 months ago because of a cancer.

What about why am I interested in Buddhism ? That's because it's just a kind of life lesson .. You learn by experimentations. It's between a scientist approach and a spiritual teaching. That contains the advantages of these two kind of way to perceive the life. first of all, You have to see by yourself if the teachings you're learning is correct. And on the other hand, You have to believe on spirituality and on the dhamma. I also like the fact that there are no miracle promised in the buddhism, You have to do your own efforts and you must practice the more you can do for have results. Meditation will help you and It is necessary to reach your goal.

I wish we'll have nice discussions and a friendly environments for it.

Oh! Yeah ..I am French. So I am sorry if I made any mistakes. My writting level in english is not very good.

Peace to all of you ! :sage:

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Re: Hello from Quebec

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:03 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Nicholas! :group:

Your writing is very clear, so don't be concerned.

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Re: Hello from Quebec

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:37 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Quebec

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:24 am

Bonjour Nicholas and welcome to Dhammawheel!
Don't worry about making mistakes in English.
I hope you find here some inspiration, interesting discussion and some noble companionship.
Kind regards,
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Re: Hello from Quebec

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:08 am

Welcome Aboard
“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: Hello from Quebec

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:16 am

Welcome Nicholas!

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: Hello from Quebec

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:03 am

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from Quebec

Postby nicholas17 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks Everybody for all your kind words. :buddha1:

Metta! :D

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