Happy Birthday Maarten!

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Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby cooran » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:43 am

Hello Maarten - hope you have a great birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:42 am

Happy Birthday!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:03 pm

Happy Birthday ! !
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby Ytrog » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:23 pm

Happy birthday :toast:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:31 pm

Happy Birthday!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby Maarten » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Hehe, thanks guys, what a nice surprise!

Alcohol free beer for everyone! :toast:
And vegetarian pig! :pig:
And a chinese guy! :sage:
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby Hanzze » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:12 am

Was he vegetarian?
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby Maarten » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:04 pm

He's the life of the party!
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Postby bodom » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Happy Birthday Maarten!

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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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