Happy Birthday Fede!

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Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:18 am

For my dear friend, Fede!



Happy Birthday!


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Many happy returns to you!
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:22 am

Happy birthday, Fede!

Thanks for your friendship and support... I hope everything's going well.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:28 am

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:46 am

:jumping: :hug:
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby sukhamanveti » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:19 am

Happy Birthday, Fede!

Happy Birthday, Fede!

Happy Birthday, Fede!

May all your birthday wishes come true. :smile:

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Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Dhammanando » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:03 am

Même si il y en a pour plus cher en bougies qu’en gâteau....


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BON ANNIVERSAIRE, FÉDÉ!
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:17 am

I don't think she's that old, bhante! :tongue:

That's a lot of candles

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:48 am

I'm afraid I don't have a funky picture to hand, but I sincerely wish you a happy birthday too Fede :)

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:08 am

Where is the fire hose bhante?

lots of candles!


happy birthday fede
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Fede » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:54 am

I am truly touched by all your kind wishes.

Pas un gateau, plus qu'un "soufflé".....!

Thanks for all the bougies!!

You know, 52 ain't so bad!!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby serg_o » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:00 am

Happy birthday, Fede!

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby genkaku » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:40 am

Happy!
Happy!
Happy!

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Fede » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:11 pm

Truly!
Truly!
Truly!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Tex » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:33 pm

Sorry I missed the party, hope you had a wonderful birthday!

:toast:
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"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby floating_abu » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:49 pm

Happy Birthday Fede :group:

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Fede » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:39 pm

Just to forewarn everybody, in 2010, my birthday falls on Easter Sunday.
or vice versa.

Whilst it would be unthinkable to even consider one closely associated with the other, I would just like to advise everyone that I do indeed love chocolate, and in the form of Easter eggs, would be gratefully received.

I thank you.
:tongue:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:07 pm

I'm tempted to send you some chocolate as a reward for being cheeky :)

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby Fede » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:40 pm

If I got chocolate for every time I was cheeky, you wouldn't be able to see me for Yorkie Mountain!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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