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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Postby Upasaka Sumana » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:56 pm

Happy Birthday Chris!
Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Postby Paul Davy » 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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And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

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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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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:49 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

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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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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(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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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---
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---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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