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Happy Birthday SDC !!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:56 pm

Happy Birthday!!

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:09 pm

Happy Birthday!
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:26 pm

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.'
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Re: Happy Birthday SDC !!

Postby polarbuddha101 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:31 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Postby cooran » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:13 pm

Happy Birthday, SDC! Hope you have a great year to come! :group:

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Postby Ben » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:26 pm

Happy birthday, mate! Wishing you every good thing in the year to come.
kind regards,

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Postby yawares » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:50 am

*************HAPPY BIRTHDAY*************

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Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:49 am

Happy birthday SDC.

Metta,
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Postby BlackBird » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:41 am

Happy Birthday :)
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Happy Birthday SDC !!

Postby Reductor » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:32 am

Yo!

Have a good one. :heart:
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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 am

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Re: Happy Birthday SDC !!

Postby SDC » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:21 pm

Thank you all for the well wishes!

Great photo, David. :twothumbsup:


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