HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:09 pm

Dear Chris

Thanks for all your support and friendship over the past few years.
You're a jewel!
I hope today is a really special day for you.
Metta

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby woini » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:27 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby Sumano » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:56 pm

Happy Birthday Chris!
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:41 pm

Have a great day, Chris.

Thanks for everything.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby BlackBird » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:19 am

Chris, you are like a candle in a world without much light. Long may your practise continue to flourish.
All the best for another year on planet earth!
Jack.
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:49 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Postby Jechbi » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:19 am

A member here whom I admire,
and whose wit and insights do inspire,
has a birthday today!
Oh boy! Hip-hip-hooray!
Here's to you, Chris. Please never retire.

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby cooran » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:05 pm

Hello all,

Thank you for the kind wishes via words, images and even a poem!!

Ben - your cake reminded me of when my son gently told me I couldn't be 40 years old anymore because he was now 30. :shrug:

much metta to all,

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:35 pm

In light of Ben's cake: Breith lá Sona Duit (Happy Birthday to you). Caoimhe (kweevah) loveliness.
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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:19 am

Happybirthday
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Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:43 am

happy berfday!
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby serg_o » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:10 am

Happy birthday, Chris!

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Postby puthujjana » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:45 am

Happy Birthday!
"Once you understand anatta, then the burden of life is gone. You’ll be at peace with the world. When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness and we can truly be happy."
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:28 am

Thank you all for these posts - you helped to make my birthday weekend enjoyable and heart-warming.

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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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