Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

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Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby cooran » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:04 pm

Have a great day and a peaceful happy year ahead! :group:

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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:09 pm

Happy Days!
Many happy returns on your birthday Sattva and Bodharma!
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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:42 pm

Happy birthday!
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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:16 pm

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:26 am

Happy Birthday Sattva! :smile: I hope you're in better health.

Happy Birthday Bodharma! :smile:
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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby plwk » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:00 am

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 Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby bodom » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:32 pm

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 Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby Aloka » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:06 pm

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:hello:

Happy Birthday !

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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby sattva » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:44 am

plwk wrote:


Loved the video, plwk!

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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby sattva » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:56 am

This has been another tough year with numerous hospital stays and I had several nursing/rehab stays, as well. Last one was for over 2 months, but today,---today was lovely. This past year has brought me closer to family, friends, and my Zen teacher! I appreciate their caring support so much. Yes, it was a tough year, but a good year and I thank each and every one of you who have sent me birthday wishes and metta wishes and who practice the Buddha-Dharma for all beings. :group:

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Re: Happy birthday Sattva and Bodharma!!

Postby jonno » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:24 am

Hi lb, oops! Forgot your birthday. Still it's good to hear you had a lovely time. As always my love and prayers are with you lil one. Will write soon. Love BB.


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