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:
Lost to a world in which I crave no part,
I sit alone and listen to my heart,
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Glad that I came--not sorry to depart
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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

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:
With metta,
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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. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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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 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.
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

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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

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.”
- 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

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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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

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.”
- 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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