Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dmytro » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:35 am

Happy birthday Bhante!

Many happy non-returns of the day!

Metta, Dmytro :namaste:

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby ShinMeiDokuJoh » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:08 am

Dear Bhante,

...sorry for joining in so late.

I wish you Happy Birthday and thank You so much for helping us since so many years.

I wish you well

Deep bows :anjali:

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby serg_o » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:55 am

Happy birthday, Bhante!

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:19 am

Happy Birthday, Ajahn Dhammanando! :buddha1:
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A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Tex » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:38 pm

Happy belated birthday!
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Individual » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:27 pm

Dhammanando wrote:
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.

Out of curiousity, what kind of birthday cake might they make in Thailand?
The best things in life aren't things.

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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:01 am

Hi Individual,

Out of curiousity, what kind of birthday cake might they make in Thailand?


Cake-making is not really a strong point of Thai cuisine. Cakes are usually made out of rice flour and nearly always taste like sawdust. They are, however, nicely decorated.

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Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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Re: Happy birthday venerable Dhammanando!

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:09 am

Thai sawdust cakes of the more arabesque sort...

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    ...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 christopher::: » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:56 am

Happy Birthday, Venerable! Indeed, those don't look very appetizing. Love Thai food though. Just thinking about Coconut Curry or Pad Thai could set my imminent rebirth in motion. Not yet ready to leave that....

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