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

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

Greetings Chris,

Happy birthday!

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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!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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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

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Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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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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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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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

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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.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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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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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)

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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.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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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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