Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

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Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:28 pm

Greetings bhante,

I hope you have yourself a highly agreeable impermanence day!

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:45 pm

Happy Birthday Ajahn!

Thanks again for friendship and sharing your wisdom.

Sukho Buddhānam uppādo
Sukhā saddhammadesanā
Sukhā sanghassa sāmaggi
Samaggānam tapo sukho


-- Dhammapada, 194

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:58 pm

Happy Birthday Ajahn :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:48 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Individual » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:59 am

Happy birthday, Ven. Dhammanando!
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:29 am

Happy Birthday Venerable Dhammanando. You are appreciated.

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby zavk » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:34 am

Happy Birthday, Venerable Sir!

Out of curiosity, do members of the Sangha commemorate their birthdays in anyway?
With metta,
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:04 am

zavk wrote:
Out of curiosity, do members of the Sangha commemorate their birthdays in anyway?


i've always seen the older monks giving away gifts to children.

anyways happy birthday ajahn , so today did you go from being a Luang Pee to being a Luang Por :tongue:
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Jechbi » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:04 am

Best wishes on this day and every other.
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:28 am

Here is a little birthday ditty (if you are allowed) with Buddhist lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQd4tAQJT_M
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 venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Fede » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:53 am

"Eeeeh bah gum,
does yer belly touch...."

Oh, never mind.....
Just have a great one, and enjoy it as you should....!!

Happy Birthday, Bhante!!
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:50 am

Happy birthday Bhante :) thank you for all your clear and invaluable help.

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Guy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:56 am

Happy Birthday Ven. Dhammanando!

I have enjoyed reading your contributions to this site.
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby cooran » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:05 am

Happy Birthday Ajahn!

May you be safe and free from mental and physical pain. May you be happy and at peace. May the year ahead be happy and productive.

metta and respect,
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Upāsaka Sumana » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:27 pm

Happy Birthday Bhante! :namaste:

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:36 pm

44 years old? The double fours, 4 noble truths and 4 brahma viharas:

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:38 pm

Thanks everyone!

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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:41 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:anyways happy birthday ajahn , so today did you go from being a Luang Pee to being a Luang Por :tongue:


The Thais have been calling me luang phor for years. Ever since the first grey hairs began appearing.
    ...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:49 pm

zavk wrote:Out of curiosity, do members of the Sangha commemorate their birthdays in anyway?


In the case of very senior or very famous monks the laity might arrange a birthday party. The rest mostly just follow the general Thai birthday practice of doing some kind of merit-making act such as freeing a captive fish or a turtle, or offering gifts to their fellow monks.
    ...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:01 am

Dhammanando wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:anyways happy birthday ajahn , so today did you go from being a Luang Pee to being a Luang Por :tongue:


The Thais have been calling me luang phor for years. Ever since the first grey hairs began appearing.


get shaving quick :thinking: (wish there was a shaving the head one at the mo)
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