Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

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Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Ben » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:45 am

Merry post-apocolyptic Christmas everyone.

May your days be free from anxiety, christmas syndrome and any concerns that the mayan calander was mistakenly read upside down - hence the world ending in 5105.
May you all have a happy day whether it be in the company of others or on your own. Remember the "spirit of christmas" is nothing but some mental dhammas that we hold dear: compassion, loving kindness, generosity, and patience.
And let me take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions at Dhamma Wheel and making it the great online sangha that it is.
with metta,

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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:51 am

seams strange to think Dhammawheel is almost five :)

Ben wrote:Merry post-apocolyptic Christmas everyone.

May your days be free from anxiety, christmas syndrome and any concerns that the mayan calander was mistakenly read upside down - hence the world ending in 5105.
May you all have a happy day whether it be in the company of others or on your own. Remember the "spirit of christmas" is nothing but some mental dhammas that we hold dear: compassion, loving kindness, generosity, and patience.
And let me take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions at Dhamma Wheel and making it the great online sangha that it is.
with metta,

Ben
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:03 am

Thank you Ben!

Merry Christmas everyone! :smile:
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:40 am

Cittasanto wrote:seams strange to think Dhammawheel is almost five :)


Actually, four years only; we established on Dec. 30, 2008. I just looked at the member list by who joined and what date and see you were one of the originals on that first day!

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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:45 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:seams strange to think Dhammawheel is almost five :)


Actually, four years only; we established on Dec. 30, 2008. I just looked at the member list by who joined and what date and see you were one of the originals on that first day!

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Merry Christmas to all!

yeah looked myself and counted 2013 also :( common face palm emoticon ):
but yeah merry christmas (I am a scrounge)
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby SarathW » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:00 am

Hi all
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
Year 2012 is one of my best years as I found this wonderful forum to learn and share Dhamma.
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:06 am

Meretricious and a Happy New Sneer.
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby plwk » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:27 am

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby yawares » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:24 am

:heart: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR :heart: to you all.

Last Christmas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI

On A Snowy Christmas Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY22tLoy6mU

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Happy holidays little Buddhas! :)

Postby Still Searching » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:35 am

I wanna wish you all a very happy christmas (not merry of course because we don't drink).
Hope you all have a lovely time and enjoy the rest of the season.

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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:39 am

And to those of you who are German, may the Krampus pass you by.
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Still Searching » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:44 am

Sorry, I didn't realize that there was already a Christmas thread.
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Ben » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:07 am

Still Searching wrote:Sorry, I didn't realize that there was already a Christmas thread.


No santa claus for you!
Seriously, don't worry about it.
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby Aloka » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:57 am

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Happy Christmas everyone !


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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:07 am

Merry Xmas from Australia! No snow and ice here!


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