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HenryDLacklaw
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Hello from Canada!

Postby HenryDLacklaw » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:03 am

Hi everyone, my name is Johnny, I'm 19, and I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm a Canadian by birth and citizenship but I consider myself a proud New Yorker and Long Islander (go Mets)! I'm of Greek descent and proud of it. I'm currently studying English lit and philosophy at the University of Toronto. I first discovered Buddhism in middle school when I was ten or eleven and I knew instantly that it was the religion for me. However I didn't really start practicing until I was about 16 and didn't start practicing really seriously until about 18 when I basically used the Dhamma to cure my own depression. :smile:

I'm really glad to have found this forum and have been reading it constantly for the last few months but this is only my second time posting. I'm looking forward to posting more!

:anjali:

Metta,
HenryDLacklaw

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby SarathW » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:18 am

:hello:
Welcome!
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:19 am

Welcome Johnny!

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It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:23 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:15 am

Welcome!

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Mike

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:18 am

Welcome.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

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

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:47 pm

Welcome!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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