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Bonjour!

Postby kizma » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:28 pm

Hi!

I'm from the region of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, Canada.
My first language is french; if you ever need anything translated, feel free to send me a message. ;)

I am currently doing freelance work in illustration, graphic+web design to pay off my student loans so I can ordain as a novice.
There's still a good way to go, so I'll be hanging out here for a while!

I am very interested in understanding in the context of early buddhism, (Language, history, Vedic culture, sramana movement, etc.) and in the practical application of it's ethical teachings to the modern world. I am also interested in knowing more about the specific lessons we can learn about meditation by comparing all the different translations and perspectives on the language of the early suttas.

I've been reading this forum for while now, thought it was about time I jumped in!

:namaste:
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:50 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Welcome Kizma,

:anjali:
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:42 pm

Welcome aboard!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby kizma » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:39 am

Thank you :)
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:42 am

Welcome, Kizma :group:

with metta
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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: Bonjour!

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:26 am

Hi Kizma and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Bonjour!

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:00 am

Welcome Kizma!
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