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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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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

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

happy Birthday
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Happy Birthday Fede

Postby Paul Davy » 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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And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
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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 Upasaka Sumana » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:31 pm

Happy Birthday Fede!

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


:heart:
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Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

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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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