Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

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Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby cooran » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Happy Birthday Monkey Mind! Hope you have a great year ahead!


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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:28 pm


I don't know what's better... the fact it's monkey mind's birthday, or that awesome picture of the monkey and the cake!

Have a chipper one MM... may it be as fun as the one that monkey had!

Retro. :)
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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:21 pm

happy birthday, Monkey Mind!
“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 Monkey Mind!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:16 pm

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:23 am

Happy Birthday!

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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby bodom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:57 am

Happy Birthday!!!

This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:21 am

Happy Birthday! :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:12 pm

cooran wrote:Happy Birthday Monkey Mind! Hope you have a great year ahead!


with metta

That is an actual photo from my birthday event. Usually I keep my hair a little more shaved, but let it all go yesterday.

I watched this movie "Cloud Atlas". It is supposed to be about karma and rebirth. There were some scenes that were truly entertaining, but I'm undecided about whether they captured the essence of karma. There is one line in the film, "Our crimes and our acts of kindness define our future."

Thank you for the well-wishing.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Postby kazarata » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51 pm

Happy Birthday - better late than no wishes :twisted:

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