Happy Birthday Ben!!

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Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 09, 2013 5:28 pm

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby tiltbillings » Thu May 09, 2013 5:34 pm

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

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 09, 2013 5:35 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
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Postby Mr Man » Thu May 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Best wishes for your Birthday.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu May 09, 2013 6:51 pm

Happy birthday, Ben. May this be a year of peace and prosperity. And body joints that still function like a young man's.
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as others are, so am I."
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:09 pm

Have a great day, mate.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby JohnWB » Thu May 09, 2013 8:05 pm

Happy birthday! Enjoy :smile:

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Postby cooran » Thu May 09, 2013 8:31 pm

Happy birthday, Ben - have a great day and a wonderful year to come! :smile:

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu May 09, 2013 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday, Ben! :smile:

Here is a present. I hope you enjoy:

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Postby tsurezuregusa » Thu May 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Happy Birthday, Ben
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Postby Hickersonia » Thu May 09, 2013 9:32 pm

A happy and auspicious birthday to you, Ben!
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Postby polarbuddha101 » Fri May 10, 2013 12:17 am

Happy Birthday Ben!!!
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Postby James the Giant » Fri May 10, 2013 1:22 am

"Happy Birthday to me, Happy birthday to me. Poor fellow, he doesn't realise he is one step closer to his grave!"
Paraphrased from Goenkaji, because I couldn't find the quote online anywhere.
And Happy Birthday!
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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Postby plwk » Fri May 10, 2013 1:25 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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Postby Lazy_eye » Fri May 10, 2013 1:31 am

Happy Birthday! May the year bring many joys!

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Postby Virgo » Fri May 10, 2013 1:38 am

Happy Birthday Ben!!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby Ben » Fri May 10, 2013 4:07 am

Thank you all!
I am having a great day.
This morning I got three assignments out of the way. I have siblings, my daughter and mother-in-law arriving from interstate over the next 24 hours, so it should be a good weekend. We might even make it to Cradle Mountain for a walk around Dove Lake on Sunday. Weather permitting.
Then early next week I am off on another field trip - this time to Port Arthur Historic Site for four days.
I hope you are all having a great day too!
kind regards,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Postby Kim OHara » Fri May 10, 2013 4:26 am

All the best for your birthday, Ben, and for the bushwalking and the coming year!

:toast:
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Postby sattva » Fri May 10, 2013 8:07 am

Sounds like you will be having a great birthday weekend!!! It seems to me as we get older birthdays last for longer periods. You should be up to a week by now lol. May this birthday be the start of many, many, years of deepening insight and boundless metta.

Happy Birthday, Ben :anjali:



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