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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FEDE!

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:29 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FEDE!




For our magnificent friend Fede who was given the gift of a grandson only a few days ago.

Wishing you a happy day on your birthday and many many happy days to come.

Lots of metta

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Happy Birthday Fede

Postby cooran » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:29 pm

Have a happy birthday Fede!

And just to get you used to the new regime now that the little one is here:


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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby bodom » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:36 pm

Happ B Day Fede! !

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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 Fede

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:18 pm

happy Birthday
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:29 pm

Greetings Fede,

Hope you have a happy birthday, with lots of hot cross buns.

Metta,
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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 Fede

Postby Aloka » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:35 pm

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Happy Birthday Fede !


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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby Fede » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:06 am

Woo-hoo! Thank you guys!!
I received a Birthday-cum-Easter card from a friend....

"Here comes the Easter bunny
His basket full of eggs,
And if the one for you's not there,
I'll break his ruddy legs!"

Which amused me......

However you spend it, and with whom, enjoy your Easter Sunday, everyone.

Bless you Ben.

'Magnificent'....? You should see me at 6.30am whilst I'm ironing..... :rofl:
"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 Fede

Postby Stephen K » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:31 pm

Happy Birthday Fede!

Wishing you lots of bliss, happiness and peace.... and swift Enlightenment!


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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby meindzai » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:01 pm

Happy birthday to you Fede, whose posts mak me smile. :D :D :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby gene » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:27 pm

Happy Birthday! from another fan of your posts. :thumbsup:
You should consider defecting to the Great Vehicle. The world needs a new laughing buddha! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby Fede » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:27 pm

Thank you so much!
Stefan, it's always a gift to me when I see your smiling avatar.....

How nice you people all are...... :heart:

:namaste:
"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 Fede

Postby Tex » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:57 pm

Happy birthday, Fede!!

:toast:
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby Zulieka » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:50 pm

Happy Birthday Fede my wise and wonderful friend :hug:

Hope you have a great day

:toast:

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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby Fede » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:26 pm

well, it's been quiet, and I've been doing what I felt like doing. which was a whole load of not a great deal.
Easter bunny bought some eggies, so his legs remained intact (!) and I got taken out to dinner this evening, which was cool....!

All in all, not a bad day.
On the 14th of this month, I hold my very first evening cookery class at work - we advised all clients on our mailing list, by email just a few days ago - and are now fully booked!
Then the following morning, I travel to France to see my wonderful new little Grandson!
When I return, I will have to submit my case notes to the Dog Psychology centre for accreditation - So life is definitely full!
I think I should be getting younger every day!
"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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