Happy Birthday Ben!!!

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Upasaka Sumana
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sat May 10, 2014 12:56 pm

Happy Birthday dear friend! :smile:
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.
~Nelson Mandela


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 Ben!!!

Postby bodom » Sat May 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Happy birthday Ben!!!!

:anjali:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby melancholy » Sat May 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Ben wrote:Today also marks the 29th anniversary of taking refuge for the first time and my 'homecoming' to the Dhamma.
Not a day goes by when I do not think of the great effect it has had on my life and the gratitude I have towards the Buddha, the Sangha and my teacher.


that is definitely something to celebrate :) 29 years in dhamma! sadhu! sadhu!! and may it be more!

:anjali:
Power can make things disappear, so does me :D

Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.

-Dīgha Nikāya 16, Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Postby Reductor » Sat May 10, 2014 8:02 pm

Hooray! It's a great day!

Happy birthday, Ben.
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The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72



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