Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

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Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:02 am

Wishing you a very happy birthday, today, David!
Let me also take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity and work to make the online discussion fora (Dhammawheel.com and Dharmawheel.net) and Dhammawiki possible for all those interested in the Buddha Dhamma.
Wishing you all the best for the coming year.
With metta,
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Babadhari » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:07 am

happy birthday David and a happy new year
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby appicchato » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:46 am

Feliz Cumpleaños Señor Snyder... :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:24 am

Happy Birthday Dr. S! Anumodana to you for all of your work to share the Dhamma!
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby LG2V » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:01 am

Happy Birthday Dr. Snyder!!! :woohoo: Thank you for your generosity and effort in providing Dhamma Wheel, Dharma Wheel, and Dhamma Wiki for us all! :thanks:

I wish you the best!


With Metta,
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby sattva » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:23 am

Ben wrote:Wishing you a very happy birthday, today, David!
Let me also take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity and work to make the online discussion fora (Dhammawheel.com and Dharmawheel.net) and Dhammawiki possible for all those interested in the Buddha Dhamma.
Wishing you all the best for the coming year.
With metta,
Ben


Well-said! Happy Birthday David!
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby plwk » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:37 am

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Nothing less than a befitting classical repertoire just for David :sage:
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 David N. Snyder!

Postby Taijitu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:19 am

Happy Birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:32 am

and now for something somewhat different:

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Reductor » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:08 am

:-O <-- [Insert cake here]

Happy birthday, David!
Michael

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Buckwheat » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:25 am

Happy Birthday!! :woohoo:
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Weakfocus » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:21 am

Happy birthday DNS, may your life be full of happiness.

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:56 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.'
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:58 pm

appicchato wrote:Feliz Cumpleaños Señor Snyder... :thumbsup:


Muchas gracias padre. :tongue:

Thanks to everyone else too for the birthday wishes.

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:54 pm

Hi David
I wish you a very happy birth day!
I also wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I would have never progressed in my practice and knowledge without Dhamma Wheel.
Thank you for creating it.
May many merits accumulate you.
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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby manas » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:05 pm

Hi David, I will add my voice to the list of well-wishes for your birthday :woohoo: and thanks for all your efforts in helping make the Dhamma more available. :thanks:

kind regards,
manas :anjali:

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Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:22 pm

Happy belated Birthday David!!!

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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 David N. Snyder!

Postby Mkoll » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:44 pm

LG2V wrote:Happy Birthday Dr. Snyder!!! :woohoo: Thank you for your generosity and effort in providing Dhamma Wheel, Dharma Wheel, and Dhamma Wiki for us all! :thanks:

I wish you the best!


With Metta,
LG2V

Hear hear!

Happy B'day, good sir!

:anjali:
Peace,
James


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