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Happy Birthday altar!!

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:42 am

Hello altar,

Hope you have a happy birthday and a great year to come! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Happy Birthday altar!!

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:34 am

Happy re-birthday Altar!
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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Re: Happy Birthday altar!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:56 pm

Happy Birthday ! !
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Re: Happy Birthday altar!!

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:33 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

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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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Re: Happy Birthday altar!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:16 pm

Happy Birthday! :smile:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"
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Re: Happy Birthday altar!!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:55 am

Happy birthday! Let me know if you're ever in NYC.
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