Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

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Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Postby cooran » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:52 pm

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful year to come! :group:

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:04 pm

Happy Birthday! :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Happy birthday!
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Postby Ben » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:25 pm

Happy reBirthday, monkey mind and steeltarrow!
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.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Postby plwk » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:36 am


From the Office of His Furriness for your blessed day
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: Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Postby steeltarrow » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:01 am

Thanks for the bithday wishes! :-) Where I am there are still a few hours yet before Midnight but I genuinely enjoyed my early bithday gifts. I also wish Monkey Mind a happy shared birthday as well!

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:06 am

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Postby bodom » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:36 am

Happy Birthday guys!!!

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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 Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:47 am

Happy birthday, steeltarrow. I think I met you once at a "Scorpios for world domination" meeting.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I spent the last couple of days camping and hiking in the Coastal Cascade mountains. On Saturday I attended a "wilderness survival" class, which was a lot of fun. I came back to the city today, and a friend treated me to the movie "Enders Game". Great movie.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710


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