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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:22 pm

To one of our favourite kiwis.

Happy Bir(d)thday Blackbird!

Many happy returns today!

I hope its a good one.
metta

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:27 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Postby pink_trike » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:38 pm

Happy Birthday, Blackbird!
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Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
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Postby Aloka » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:03 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD !

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:31 pm

Indeed... have a good one!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby zavk » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:47 pm

Happy Birthday, friend!
With metta,
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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:35 pm

May Wisdom develop with Calm,
May Calm develop with Wisdom,
May this year be fruitful for all.
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby Guy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:12 am

Happy Birthday! :twothumbsup:
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1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Postby Jechbi » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:48 am

Happy happy birthday -

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby James the Giant » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:26 am

Cheerful Birthday! How old are you?
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Postby cooran » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:34 am

Happy Birthday and a productive year ahead! :group:

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby BlackBird » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:55 am

Hello all

Thank you very much for the birthday wishes :group: :D

I started my 19th birthday with a job interview, which was a breeze - I got the job :D
Lunch with the family, a big cake and a visit to the botanical gardens.
Then to polish things off I met up with the local meditation group and we had a good sit and a good talk (I also gave them the dhammawheel web address)

It was a great day

Hope you all had a great day too!

:anjali:
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:35 am

Sound like you had a real cracker of a day!
I look forward to some of your Dunedin Dhamma-friends joining us here!
metta

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby Individual » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:30 am

Happy birthday.
The best things in life aren't things.

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby clw_uk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:39 pm

Happy Birthday dude


:twothumbsup: :toast:




p.s. good luck with the interview



metta

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby Prasadachitta » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:44 pm

Happy Birthday
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:00 pm

Happy Birthday, friend!! May you be über peaceful and happy!

And congratulations for the job!!! :woohoo:
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby PeterB » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:06 pm

19 ! I can just about remember it...Hope you had a good day. Live long and help prosper the Dhamma.

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Postby Annapurna » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:34 pm

:toast: :group:

Happy B day!
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKBIRD!

Postby dragonwarrior » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:19 pm

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JACK! :clap:
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