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!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby retrofuturist » 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. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Postby retrofuturist » 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. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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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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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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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