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Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:48 pm

Please join me in congratulating Chris on her special day, today!

Happy Birthday Chris, and many happy returns to you!

Thank you for all your contributions here on Dhamma Wheel as member and moderator.
with metta,

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

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:49 pm

Happy Birthday ! ! !
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:01 pm

Happy Birthday Cris!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:09 pm

Happy Birthday Chris!
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:11 pm

Happy natal anniversary to you.

And now for the Buddhist Birthday Song:


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.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Happy Birthday! :smile:
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Skeptic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:29 pm

Happy Birthday

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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Nyana » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:42 pm

Happy birthday!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:57 pm

Happy birthday Chris!
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby plwk » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:17 am

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Sylvester » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:39 am

Many happy returns!
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Reductor » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:22 am

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!

Be well. :clap:
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:22 am

Hello all,

Thank you so much for your good wishes and funny songs! It made my day (a rainy cold day in Brisvegas). :group:

with mahametta
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:56 am

cooran wrote:a rainy cold day in Brisvegas


That's hilarious, Chris!!
with metta,

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

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:54 am

Ben wrote:
cooran wrote:a rainy cold day in Brisvegas


That's hilarious, Chris!!
with metta,

Ben

Hey!! It was rainy and a max of 12C here today. Everyone was shivering and putting heaters on. We're not tough Taswegians you know. :tongue:
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Stephen K » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:05 am

Happy birthday, Chris! Have a great one!
With metta,
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby yawares » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:52 pm

Ben wrote:Please join me in congratulating Chris on her special day, today!

Happy Birthday Chris, and many happy returns to you!

Thank you for all your contributions here on Dhamma Wheel as member and moderator.
with metta,

Ben

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyp654pY ... re=related
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:42 pm

Thank you Stefan and Yawares for your good wishes. :smile: Very sweet song/video, thank you!

with metta
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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:04 pm

cooran wrote:
Ben wrote:
cooran wrote:a rainy cold day in Brisvegas


That's hilarious, Chris!!
with metta,

Ben

Hey!! It was rainy and a max of 12C here today. Everyone was shivering and putting heaters on. We're not tough Taswegians you know. :tongue:


Current temp: -6.4°C

I hope you had a great day yesterday!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Postby Dmytro » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:07 am

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Best wishes!
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