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hello from Canada!

Postby randall » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:05 pm

hello people!

I finally "took the plunge" so to speak, I've been lurking around the forums for about three years now and only have just come to realize that community and friends are not only beneficial to have around but are also needed at certain points in life and growth to move forward. I don't think the Buddha's dhamma should be an exception to this. I'm grateful to have a S N Goenka dhamma/retreat center within driving distance which taught me a great amount of discipline of how to be more open to my foolishness both on and off the cushion, but overall I'm still learning and that's OK :)

nice to meet you all.
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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby Babadhari » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:09 pm

hi randall

nice to meet you too
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Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Welcome Randall!

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

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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby cooran » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:42 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Welcome Randall!
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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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:21 pm

Greetings, Randall!

randall wrote:overall I'm still learning and that's OK :)

That's excellent! We're all in that together here.

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:25 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby randall » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:39 pm

thanks for the kind replies!

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Re: hello from Canada!

Postby SarathW » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:40 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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