Happy Birthday Retro!

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby PeterB » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:01 pm

Have a good day Paul.


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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:19 pm

Happy B'day!!
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby appicchato » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:49 pm

Many happy returns Paul...today, and everyday... :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby Tex » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:16 am

From one Paul to another -- Happy Birthday ! ! !


And thanks for all you do around here.
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"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby Zulieka » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:19 am

Happy Birthday Retro!! :twothumbsup:
'You cannot stop the birds of unhappiness flying around your head, but you dont have to allow them to make nests in your hair ' Chinese Proverb.

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby Lazy_eye » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:36 am

May your birthday be happy and the coming year even happier. All best wishes,


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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby LauraJ » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:03 am

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:07 am

Thanks everyone!


I've just come back from a 4 day camping trip with my family to Echuca, on the Victoria / New South Wales border. It was a lot of fun, but also really hot! It makes you realise how much we come to rely on air conditioning nowadays! We had to find creative ways to keep cool such as going ten-pin bowling (where I bowled my second ever 200 game!) and to the movies where we watched an excellent movie about a bodhisattva named Astro Boy. We also spent a lot of time at the swimming pool because my son Bennett loves swimming pools! I managed not to get sunburnt, so am pleased about that.

Back to work tomorrow, for a 3 day week.


Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Postby PeterB » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:52 pm

Hmmmm. Very full of the force young Skywalker is..... :smile:
It makes me feel tired just to read about it.


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