Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

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Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby cooran » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:47 am


Dear Ven. Appicchato,

May you have a wonderful birthday, and may the coming year be happy and productive.

May you always progress on the Path and have happiness and its causes.

metta and respect,
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby pink_trike » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:56 am

Happy Birthday, Ven. App. :smile:
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:05 am

Happy birthday Bhante!
may you achievewhat is hard to achieve!
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby BlackBird » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:20 am

Thank you for all that you have given to us Bhante

Happy Birthday

with metta
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby zavk » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:55 am

Happy Birthday, Bhante. :bow:
With metta,

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Clueless Git » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:06 am

Happy birthday Appicchato :smile:

I would send a cake in the post but by the time it got to you it would more likely be 'splatto' than gateaux .. :oops:

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:20 am

Happy Birthday dear Venerable!
Thamls also for your friendship and support!

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loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:41 am

Greetings bhante,

I hope you have a wonderful impermanence day.

Thank you for sharing your kindness and your wisdom.

Paul. :)
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Sumano » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:29 pm

Happy Birthday, Bhante!
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Prasadachitta » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:58 pm

Happy birthday Appicchat.

and thanks

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:16 pm

What everybody else said, happy birthday and all the best to you.
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby LauraJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:17 pm

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby puthujjana » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:21 pm

Happy Birthday, Bhante!

"Once you understand anatta, then the burden of life is gone. You’ll be at peace with the world. When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness and we can truly be happy."
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Aloka » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:50 pm


Happy Birthday, Ven Appicchato !


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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby appicchato » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:54 pm

Reciprocal warm sentiments...you're very kind...each of you... :heart:

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Dhammabodhi » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:03 pm

Am I too late for the party? :thinking:

Happy Birthday, Bhante!! :popcorn:
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Tex » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:37 pm

Better late than never?

Happy birthday, Bhante. Thanks for your priceless input here and elsewhere.
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Thales » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:54 pm

Happy Birthday, Bhante! May it grant you renewed clarity and peace.
"Just as the ocean has a single taste, the taste of salt, so this Dhamma and Discipline has a single taste, the taste of release."

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