Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

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Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:53 am

Greetings bhante,

I hope you've had yourself a most amenable impermanence day and thank you for your contributions to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:56 am

It our priviledge to have you here.
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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby BlackBird » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:36 am

Happy birthday Bhante. Thanks for taking the time to post, to help our understandings grow.

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:59 am

Happy birthday Bhante!
Thanks for your contributions here.
metta

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Guy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:51 pm

Happy Birthday Venerable!
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

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Postby appicchato » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:49 pm

All of the above friend!... :twothumbsup:

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:55 pm

Happy Birthday Venerable!

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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:01 pm

Happy Birthday!
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Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:27 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:39 pm

Happy Birthday and thank you for your many contributions to this site.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:10 pm

Since birth is the basis of suffering such as old age, disease, and death, I wonder if Buddhists should say "Happy Birthday?"

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Annapurna » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:30 pm

All the best to you, Venerable 'Huifeng'. (Hope you don't get served asparagus today. ;) )

I haven't forgotten about the translation. :reading:

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:52 pm

Dear Venerable,

May you enjoy this special day.

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:32 pm

I too wish you happiness on on your Birthday! :hello:


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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Fede » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:23 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Since birth is the basis of suffering such as old age, disease, and death, I wonder if Buddhists should say "Happy Birthday?"

:stirthepot:


I would hope he was happy to have had a fortuitous rebirth as a human being... We are happy to have had his company and wise words....

Where's the 'harm' in that..?

Happy Birthday Bhante!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:25 pm

Greetings bhante,

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Since birth is the basis of suffering such as old age, disease, and death, I wonder if Buddhists should say "Happy Birthday?"

:stirthepot:


What about "congratulations on another year of cheating the King of Death"?

:D

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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:53 pm

Happy Birthday! :anjali:
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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:12 pm

Happy birthday! :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby Paññāsikhara » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:29 am

Thanks, everyone. :anjali:
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Re: Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby christopher::: » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:03 am

Happy Birthday, Venerable Huifeng.

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