HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:47 am

Please join me in wishing Cooran a very happy birthday!

Congratulations Chris on another orbit of the sun!
Thank you also for your contributions here as both a member and moderator.
with metta,

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:53 am

Greetings Chris,

Happy birthday!

Image

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:55 am

Happy Birthday Chris!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby plwk » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:17 am

Err Ben... this?
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:33 am

THanks plwk,
I read something on Cooran's fb page that led me to believe that it was her birthday today.
oh well, nothing wrong with having two birthdays a year!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:39 am

Happy Birthday Chris!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:49 am

I guess we can take this thread in the spirit of the late, lamented Frank Zappa:
Goodnight, Austin, Texas, wherever you are...

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:59 am

Greetings,

I guess we may as well tuck into the cake then, rather than wait for Chris to blow out the candles.

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Anyone fancy a slice?

:D

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:02 am

Yeah I would like a slice, actually.
What sort of cake is it?
The first person who says 'birthday cake' gets a spanking!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby dhamma_newb » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:50 am

Happy Birthday Chris! :smile:
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby Alobha » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:30 am

Happy birthday! :)

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:41 pm

Happy Birthday!!! (again)

Ben wrote:I read something on Cooran's fb page that led me to believe that it was her birthday today.
oh well, nothing wrong with having two birthdays a year!


As long as you don't age twice in the same year. :)

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:23 pm

Happy Birthday Chris!

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

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:39 am

Thank you all!! My daughter had given me a weekend at the Gold Coast and dinner and a show for my birthday on 26 June and this weekend was when we were able to do it.
She put a photo on Facebook which has caused the confusion.

Not sure who can see this photo from the link, but here it is:
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn

with metta
Chris
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:19 am

HB, C

The obilgatory Buddhist birthday song:

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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: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:17 am

Didn’t we do this here, Tilt?
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 28#p194755

I’m beginning to feel this is Groundhog Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)

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Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:19 am

cooran wrote:Didn’t we do this here, Tilt?
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 28#p194755

I’m beginning to feel this is Groundhog Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)

with laughing metta
Chris
It IS, after all (at least according to me) the OBLIGATORY Buddhist birthday song. Anyway, I rather like it.
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: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:29 am

cooran wrote:I’m beginning to feel this is Groundhog Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)


Its always groundhog day in samsara!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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