Happy birthday Ben!

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby clw_uk » Sun May 10, 2009 7:03 pm

Happy B-day Ben :twothumbsup:
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 11, 2009 12:53 am

Gorgeous photos Ben glad you had a fun day - I love the pic of you and Kylie!! Can't wait to come visit :heart:

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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 Ben!

Postby zavk » Mon May 11, 2009 2:02 am

retrofuturist wrote:Gorgeous photos Ben glad you had a fun day - I love the pic of you and Kylie!! Can't wait to come visit :heart:

Love Mrs Retro


Yes indeed.... you sure look like a very loving couple! :heart: :hug:
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 11, 2009 2:04 am

Hey look... my account has just been hacked into!

:thinking:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon May 11, 2009 4:27 am

happy birthday
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon May 11, 2009 4:54 am

retrofuturist wrote:Hey look... my account has just been hacked into!

:thinking:

Metta,
Retro. :)


:lol:

Ben thanks for sharing the photos, you have a lovely family!
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Tex » Mon May 11, 2009 6:21 pm

Happy belated, Ben.
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Mon May 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Ah what fun! Wish we could get together some day and shoot some arrows.

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby christopher::: » Tue May 12, 2009 6:45 am

Happy Birthday Ben!! Wonderful to see you & your family in those photos.

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"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)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby serg_o » Tue May 12, 2009 8:43 am

Happy birthday Ben!
Thank you for the photos. :twothumbsup:
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Ben » Tue May 12, 2009 10:34 am

Thanks everyone!
I can't believe the number of posts that this thread has generated!
Your kind wishes and friendship is, as always, greatly appreciated.
I wish you could be here to share the cake!
Metta

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Fede » Tue May 12, 2009 10:42 am

retrofuturist wrote:Hey look... my account has just been hacked into!

:thinking:

Metta,
Retro. :)

I don't believe you...I think you just have dual nature.... ;)

:tongue:

: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 Ben!

Postby tiltbillings » Tue May 12, 2009 10:43 am

I think you just have dual nature


Don't we all.
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 Ben!

Postby Fede » Tue May 12, 2009 10:44 am

Ben wrote:Thanks everyone!
I can't believe the number of posts that this thread has generated!
Your kind wishes and friendship is, as always, greatly appreciated.
I wish you could be here to share the cake!
Metta

Ben


Yeh, thanks for that Ben.... Ever heard of DHL...? :popcorn:

:toast:

: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 Ben!

Postby Ben » Tue May 12, 2009 10:54 am

Fede wrote:
Ben wrote:Thanks everyone!
I can't believe the number of posts that this thread has generated!
Your kind wishes and friendship is, as always, greatly appreciated.
I wish you could be here to share the cake!
Metta

Ben


Yeh, thanks for that Ben.... Ever heard of DHL...? :popcorn:

:toast:

:namaste:


Hi Fede!

Yes, indeed, DHL is known on this god-forsaken island.
Actually, its not such a bad idea! i could send you some birthday cake in a flat-pack with an allen key!
My daughter and sons colluded and made me a beautiful birthday cake which was a madeira cake with cream and passionfruit and iced with white chocolate!
Yum!
Metta

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