Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

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Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby cooran » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Happy Birthday Monkey Mind! Hope you have a great year ahead!

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:28 pm

Greetings,

I don't know what's better... the fact it's monkey mind's birthday, or that awesome picture of the monkey and the cake!

Have a chipper one MM... may it be as fun as the one that monkey had!

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:21 pm

happy birthday, Monkey Mind!
“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 Monkey Mind!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:16 pm

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:23 am

Happy Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby bodom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:57 am

Happy Birthday!!!

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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 Monkey Mind!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:21 am

Happy Birthday! :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:12 pm

cooran wrote:Happy Birthday Monkey Mind! Hope you have a great year ahead!

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Chris

That is an actual photo from my birthday event. Usually I keep my hair a little more shaved, but let it all go yesterday.

I watched this movie "Cloud Atlas". It is supposed to be about karma and rebirth. There were some scenes that were truly entertaining, but I'm undecided about whether they captured the essence of karma. There is one line in the film, "Our crimes and our acts of kindness define our future."

Thank you for the well-wishing.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby kazarata » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51 pm

Happy Birthday - better late than no wishes :twisted:


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