Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

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Happy birthday ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

Postby retrofuturist » 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.

:anjali:

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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 ven. Paññāsikhara (aka ven Huifeng)

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

It our priviledge to have you here.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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

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!

May you find liberation in this very life (if you haven't already!) :anjali:
-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 |

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

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

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

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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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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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 retrofuturist » 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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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 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:
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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.

:anjali:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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