HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

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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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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:41 am

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

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Postby Upasaka Sumana » 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:
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.
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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 STEFAN

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:06 am

Greetings Stefan,

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

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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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!"


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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 Upasaka Sumana » 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!
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 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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