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Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:33 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby pink_trike » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:07 am

Happy Birthday!
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Guy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:50 am

Thanks David and pink. :smile:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:55 am

Happy birthday Guy.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Guy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:56 am

Thanks Retro. :smile:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby BlackBird » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:30 am

Happy Birthday Guy!
Hope you've had a great day so far :)

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'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 Guy!

Postby Guy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:41 am

Thanks Jack, I had a great day (07/11) and am having a great day today too. :smile:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Dan74 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:10 am

Happy Birthday, Chess Buddy!

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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Guy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:26 am

Thanks Dan. :smile:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby clw_uk » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:31 pm

Happy B-Day!!
“ Your mind is likewise blocked. But the right road awaits you still. Cast out your doubts, your fears and your desires, let go of grief and of hope as well, for where these rule , then the mind is their subject." Boetius
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:21 pm

Wish you a birthday full of happiness and peace! :smile:
-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.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Guy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:19 am

Thanks clw_uk and Dhammabodhi. :smile:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:50 am

Happy birthday guy!
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.

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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby zavk » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:56 am

Haven't been online in the past few days, so a belated Happy Birthday to you!
With metta,
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Re: Happy Birthday Guy!

Postby Guy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:04 am

Thank you, Ben and zavk. :smile:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm
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