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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!



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Re: Hello from Canada!

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

“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!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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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!

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Re: Hello from Canada!

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

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

      >> 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

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Re: Hello from Canada!

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

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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