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Offline Joka

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Joka Introduction
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:05:50 am »
Greetings to everybody that is here, I come as a new person interested in Buddhism primarily in Japanese Zen and Mahayana traditions. Certainly I am interested in reading and learning about all philosophical variants of Buddhism from different portions of the world also.

I am just your average run of the mill working class guy from the United States where there isn't much to tell about myself beyond all that. I give everybody here an advanced warning in that I could probably talk everybody's ears off about politics and philosophy.

Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: Joka Introduction
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 02:22:26 am »
Hi, Joka.  Welcome to Freesangha.

From your handle, I hope we will also see evidence of your sense of humor.   :lmfao:
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

 


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