HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN O'LOUGHLIN ! !

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN O'LOUGHLIN ! !

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun May 09, 2010 2:10 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN O'LOUGHLIN ! !

It is still Sunday morning May 9 in the U.S., but a check of the time zones reveals it is just after midnight (at the time of this posting) in Tasmania ! !

May 10 down under and Ben's birthday ! !

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Postby tiltbillings » Sun May 09, 2010 2:25 pm

May your nativity anniversary be be a good one.
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Postby Anicca » Sun May 09, 2010 2:29 pm

Metta

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun May 09, 2010 3:07 pm

Happy Birthday! Sukhi hotu!
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Postby bodom » Sun May 09, 2010 3:14 pm

Happy Birthday Ben!

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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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Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun May 09, 2010 3:48 pm

Happy Birthday, dear friend!!! :smile: :twothumbsup:
Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

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Postby effort » Sun May 09, 2010 4:07 pm

may you establish mindfulness in four foundations...

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Postby PeterB » Sun May 09, 2010 4:30 pm

Happy birthday Ben. Your kindly, balanced, and helpful input into this forum are much appreciated. You wear your knowledge lightly.
You provide a welcoming presence to all who use the forum.

mucho metta.
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Postby jcsuperstar » Sun May 09, 2010 6:53 pm

happy berfday!
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Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 09, 2010 7:06 pm

happy birthday

I may try to find a comedic song and vid for you!!!
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Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 09, 2010 7:40 pm

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Postby Dhammakid » Sun May 09, 2010 7:42 pm

Happy Birthday, Ben! Your insight on the site has been invaluable to my practice. Much metta!

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Postby Annapurna » Sun May 09, 2010 7:48 pm

PeterB wrote:Happy birthday Ben. Your kindly, balanced, and helpful input into this forum are much appreciated. You wear your knowledge lightly.
You provide a welcoming presence to all who use the forum.

mucho metta.
:anjali:
peter .


Ben, I couldn't say it any better!

Best wishes for your birthday, may you have a very happy year, stay healthy, and your family and friends too! :group:

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Postby appicchato » Sun May 09, 2010 8:05 pm

Annapurna wrote:
PeterB wrote:Happy birthday Ben. Your kindly, balanced, and helpful input into this forum are much appreciated. You wear your knowledge lightly.
You provide a welcoming presence to all who use the forum.


Best wishes for your birthday, may you have a very happy year, stay healthy, and your family and friends too! :group:


Ditto...enjoy your day friend...

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Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 09, 2010 8:42 pm

Hi Ben,

Keep on trucking, ummmm, practising...

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Postby Ben » Sun May 09, 2010 8:56 pm

Hi everyone,

I've just finished my morning meditation and I';m enjoying the pre-dawn quiet with a cup of tea.
Its a beautiful time of day.
In a few minutes, everyone will be up and it'll be the usual morning catastrophe until everyone is off to work and school.
Manapa - I'll check that video out a little later, perhaps when Quinn is up and about. If its anything like the other one, it'll definitely make his day (and mine)!
Thank you all for your kind wishes.
Much metta to you all!

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Postby cooran » Sun May 09, 2010 9:04 pm

Dear Ben,

Have a good one, my friend! Remember it is YOUR Day!


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Postby Annapurna » Sun May 09, 2010 9:22 pm

Great foto!
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Postby alan » Sun May 09, 2010 9:25 pm

Happy Birthday Ben!

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun May 09, 2010 9:25 pm

Happy birthday Ben! :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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