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Thanks! I wonder who that elderly couple are, and why they have an enormous inflatable cake on their snowy lawn?
I actually forgot it was my birthday until at breakfast someone wished me a happy birthday.
Hopefully this will be my last birthday outside a monastery for a long time!
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Happy Birthday James!!!
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James the Giant wrote:Hopefully this will be my last birthday outside a monastery for a long time!
Now I'm wondering how a birthday inside a monastery would be
Never heard they celebrate it, also never heard they don't.
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
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James the Giant wrote:Thanks! I wonder who that elderly couple are, and why they have an enormous inflatable cake on their snowy lawn?
I'll tell you why... it's to wish you happy birthday of course, chief!
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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Happy belated brithday! I brought cake:
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James - Let's save the cake I gave for a rainy day, and eat the one Khalil Bodhi gave.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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What is the use of his knowledge
pertaining to the number of insects in the whole world?
Rather, inquire into his knowledge of
that which is to be practised by us
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.
Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
There is naught in this life but mist
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.
And we will not be alive but a short hard time.
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Happy Birthday James!
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