Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

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Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby cooran » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:35 am

Happy birthday, Mike - have a great year to come! :group:

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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:48 am

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:44 am

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.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:45 am

Happy Birthday! :smile:
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby Taijitu » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:27 am

Happy Birthday!
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby kitztack » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:52 am

harry birthday
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby appicchato » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:59 am

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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:57 pm

Thank you everyone!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby k4karma » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:46 pm

Happy Birthday!
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby Mkoll » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:32 pm

Happy birthday!

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When this is, that is.
From the arising of this comes the arising of that.
When this isn't, that isn't.
From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that.
-SN 12.61

Ex nihilo nihil fit.

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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby BlackBird » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:44 pm

Happy belated birthday Mike.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby Reductor » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:05 am

Happy birthday!!!
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:52 am

Happy Birthday Mike!
And thank you for all your contributions and work here!
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Re: Happy birthday Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:07 pm

Happy birthday Mike!

:namaste:
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 Khalil Bodhi!!

Postby sattva » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:54 am

Sorry I am late, but I hope your birthday was the beginning of a wonderful year to come. :heart:
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