Hello from the Great White North!

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Hello from the Great White North!

Postby jadborn » Sat May 25, 2013 3:00 pm

Hello DhammaWheel!

My name is Jake, I am currently 19 years old and living in Perth, Ontario. I came across Buddhism a number of years ago and while the teachings didn't instantly resonate with me, over time they have come to be more and more important to me. I haven't actually attended a monastery yet even though there is a Thai Forest sangha very close to me. But I plan to! :) I've joined this forum to further my knowledge of the Dhamma, and hopefully participate in some good discussion!

- Jake Bornheimer
"O Sariputra! Form does not differ from the void, and the void does not differ from the form. Form is the void, and the void is form."

my blog | my music | my poetry | email me!

Interested primarily in Sōtō Zen, but willing to learn anything from all you great Theravādin chaps!
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 25, 2013 3:14 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby Crazy cloud » Sat May 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Waving with one hand and writing poem with the other, and thinks its nice to see you :hello:

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http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/rotating-dot.html
your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby Ben » Sat May 25, 2013 7:28 pm

Greetings Jake 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: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby cooran » Sat May 25, 2013 8:23 pm

Welcome, Jake!! :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---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: Hello from the Great White North!

Postby jadborn » Mon May 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Thank you very much everybody for your warm welcome! :)
"O Sariputra! Form does not differ from the void, and the void does not differ from the form. Form is the void, and the void is form."

my blog | my music | my poetry | email me!

Interested primarily in Sōtō Zen, but willing to learn anything from all you great Theravādin chaps!
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