Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby cooran » Fri May 09, 2014 10:58 pm

Hello Ben,

Hope you have a great birthday and a wonderful, happy year to come. :group:

With metta,
Chris
---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 ---
User avatar
cooran
 
Posts: 7640
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 09, 2014 11:04 pm

Happy Birthday ! ! !
User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8126
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri May 09, 2014 11:47 pm

Happy Birthday, Ben! :smile:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"
User avatar
Modus.Ponens
 
Posts: 2014
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:38 am
Location: Funchal, Portugal

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Kim OHara » Fri May 09, 2014 11:49 pm

styx.jpg
styx.jpg (285.87 KiB) Viewed 111 times

Happy birthday, Ben, and may all your days be as beautiful as this.

:namaste:
Kim
User avatar
Kim OHara
 
Posts: 3088
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Virgo » Sat May 10, 2014 12:18 am

Happy B-day Ben! :anjali:

:group: :woohoo:
With metta,

Kevin
Virgo
 
Posts: 1209
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:52 pm

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat May 10, 2014 12:33 am

Greetings Ben,

Hope you're having a great day!

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


Dharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum) -- Open flower ~ Open book (blog)
User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14678
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Weakfocus » Sat May 10, 2014 12:55 am

Happy birthday, Ben ji!
May your life be full of happiness.
User avatar
Weakfocus
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:07 pm

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby SarathW » Sat May 10, 2014 1:11 am

Happy birthday Ben.
Have a great day with your family!
:)
SarathW
 
Posts: 2258
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby SDC » Sat May 10, 2014 2:26 am

Happy Birthday, Ben! Hope you have a terrific day!
User avatar
SDC
 
Posts: 1025
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:08 pm
Location: North Jersey

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby appicchato » Sat May 10, 2014 2:28 am

Happy birthday Ben.
Have a great day with your family!

:thumbsup:
User avatar
appicchato
 
Posts: 1600
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:47 am
Location: Bridge on the River Kwae

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat May 10, 2014 2:31 am

Image
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
User avatar
tiltbillings
 
Posts: 19625
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby plwk » Sat May 10, 2014 4:17 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.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga
VSM VMM WBB TBHT WTBT My Page
plwk
 
Posts: 1159
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby sattva » Sat May 10, 2014 6:17 am

I feel like there should be music and dancing for your birthday, Ben and definitely cake. Lots of it!!!






Much metta and many blessings, my friend, on your birthday and always
User avatar
sattva
 
Posts: 620
Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 10:07 pm
Location: the western part of Maryland

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby robdog » Sat May 10, 2014 8:16 am

Many happy returns Ben :smile:
User avatar
robdog
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:41 pm
Location: Staffordshire, UK

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Aloka » Sat May 10, 2014 9:41 am

.

Image
User avatar
Aloka
 
Posts: 3674
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:51 pm

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat May 10, 2014 10:14 am

Happy Birthday Ben! Wishing you all the best!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
Dana on the Interwebs:
http://greatergood.com
http://freerice.com
User avatar
Khalil Bodhi
 
Posts: 1646
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: NYC

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby melancholy » Sat May 10, 2014 10:18 am

also, don't forget "jātipi dukkhā": birth is suffering! ;)
Power can make things disappear, so does me :D

Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.

-Dīgha Nikāya 16, Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
__________________________________

gO tO wORK, gET mARRIED, hAVE sOME kIDS;
wATCH yOUR tV, fOLLOW fASHION, aCT nORMAL;
pAY yOUR tAXES, pAY yOUR bILLS, oBEY tHE lAW;
aND rEPEAT aFTER mE: "i aM fREE."
User avatar
melancholy
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby mikenz66 » Sat May 10, 2014 10:44 am

:group:

:anjali:
Mike
User avatar
mikenz66
 
Posts: 10415
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Crazy cloud » Sat May 10, 2014 11:18 am

haaaaapppppppyyyyyy .... :)

Image
your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness
User avatar
Crazy cloud
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 8:55 am

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Ben » Sat May 10, 2014 12:06 pm

Dear friends,
Thank you all for your kind wishes.
Unfortunately, I didn't spend the day with family as I am working on site.
Still, it was a good day - some of which I spent sharing this unique wilderness
And it's wildlife with visitors. Even this evening, I attended a dying wombat that had been hit by a car.
While the event was sad, as a result I met some remarkable people.
Today also marks the 29th anniversary of taking refuge for the first time and my 'homecoming' to the Dhamma.
Not a day goes by when I do not think of the great effect it has had on my life and the gratitude I have towards the Buddha, the Sangha and my teacher.
Thank you all for your friendship and your kind wishes!
With metta,
Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com
User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
 
Posts: 16155
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: Land of the sleeping gods

Next

Return to Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 8 guests