Happy Birthday thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk !!!

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Happy Birthday thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk !!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:30 am

Happy Birthday ! ! !

3 birthdays, time for a triple layer chocolate cake!


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Re: Happy Birthday thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk !!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:36 am

Happy Birthday, zavk! :smile:

Happy Birthday, forestmat! :smile:

Happy Birthday, thaijeppe! :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 thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk !!!

Postby Taijitu » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:30 pm

Happy Birthday guys! :twothumbsup:
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
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Postby cooran » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:41 am

Happy birthday all!!! :group:

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Happy Birthday thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk !!!

Postby bodom » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:05 pm

Happy Birthday guys!!!

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 thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk !!!

Postby zavk » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:40 pm

Hi all. I only visit DW occasionally these days, and especially the past few months when I have been extremely caught up in work. But I remember that the admins/mods always make it a point to wish members a happy birthday. So I thought the responsible thing to do is to express my gratitude. I should also take this opportunity to publicly admit that my practice has really taken a slide in the past few months because of the aforementioned work related stuff. But that is over now. After this bout of X'Mas/NYE partying. I will make an effort to sit an annual retreat, at least 5 days, in late January 2014.

A Happy New Year to you all.
With metta,

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