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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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

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

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

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

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

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

happy birthday
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Tex » Mon May 11, 2009 6:21 pm

Happy belated, Ben.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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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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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

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

"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!

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

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

"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

“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.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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