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!
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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!
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(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 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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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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