Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

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Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby cooran » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:43 pm

Happy Birthday Venerable! May you have a productive and happy year ahead!

with metta and respect
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:19 pm

Happy birthday bhante!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby appicchato » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:31 pm

Awww...thank you Chris (you're up early this morning)...and Paul...enjoy your weekend... :heart:

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Happy Birthday Venerable!!! :smile: :bow:
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.'
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Ben » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Happy Birthday Bhante!
Wishing you all the very best.
with metta,

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:45 pm

Happy Birthday Bhante!
Hope you recieve an appropriate amount of attention but not too much!
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:58 pm

Happy Birthday Bhante!!

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:30 pm

Happy birthday bhante!
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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby appicchato » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:04 am

Lovely people, thank you... :smile:

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby acinteyyo » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:10 am

Happy jāti-day bhante! :clap:
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Reductor » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:00 am

Hey! You better believe I'm wishing you a happy birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Michael

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:14 am

And if your mum is still alive, wish her a happy giving birthday, as well.
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

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby appicchato » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:33 am

One more shout out to our/my friends in the Dhamma...thank you kindly... :heart:

Kathin(a) at Wat Thewasangkharam (Kanchanaburi,Thailand) happened to coincide today as well...the heavy parts (ceremonies in the bot) I was unable to shoot (inappropriate), much as I would like to share...


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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:16 pm

Happy (belated) birthday, Bhante!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Appicchato

Postby bodom » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:30 pm

Happy Birthday Bhante!

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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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