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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:59 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN ! ! !

22 years old today!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:01 am

Happy Birthday Stefan!
Every day you're with us is a great day!
metta

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby Virgo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:02 am

Happy Birthday Stefan. :namaste:

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:02 am

Happy B Day buddy!

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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 STEFAN

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:41 am

Indeed... nice to have you here, Stefan.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby Stephen K » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:35 am

Thanks guys, thank you so much!

I'm having the time of my life. I'm feeling really happy these days, and I have to thank the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha for this. My practice is going very well. My goal is to improve myself to the point where I can convince my mother to let me ordain and become a monk, because currently she is against it.

Anyway, it's an honour to be a part of this community!

Thanks again.

:smile:
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative.

With much metta,
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:06 am

Greetings Stefan,

Alternatively, you could become a samanera without parental permission. ;)

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:35 am

Честит рожден ден Стефан!
I hope the translationsoftware got it right... :lol:

Birthdays always remind me on Ajahn Chah quotes:
Ajahn Chah wrote:If you're afraid of illnesses, if you are afraid of death, then you should contemplate where they come from. Where do they come from? They arise from birth. So don't be sad when someone dies - it's just nature, and his suffering in this life is over. If you want to be sad, be sad when people are born: "Oh, no, they've come again. They're going to suffer and die again!"


best wishes, acinteyyo
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby effort » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:13 am

:hello: happy birthday

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby zavk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:41 am

Happy Birthday and may your wishes come true.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby Stephen K » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:23 pm

"Alternatively, you could become a samanera without parental permission."

That's something I am going to think about.

"Честит рожден ден Стефан!
I hope the translationsoftware got it right... "


Perfectly correct.



Thank you one and all!

Mega Metta!
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative.

With much metta,
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby Fede » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:20 pm

Yo, Stefan, my smiling Buddha-Sangha friend! I hope every day finds you as happy as you are right now!
Great to know you, and have you here!

Many happies!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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