Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

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Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby cooran » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:01 pm

Have a great Birthday Sam and BlackBird!!! :group:

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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:34 pm

Happy Birthday, BlackBird!! Happy Birthday, Sam!!

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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:56 pm

Happy Birthday ! !
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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:02 pm

Happy birthday guys!

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)

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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 SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:04 am

Jack and Sam,

Happy rebirth day!
May there be cake!
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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby BlackBird » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:40 am

Cheers guys. It's been a great day. Got my copy of AN & a new copy of DN for my birthday and thus completes my collection, so time to get down to the business end of some sutta reading and meditation before the days through. Really happy to have provided Mum with the chance to make some valuble punnya too giving her son the Blessed One's word.


Godspeed to Nibbana guys and will catch you around again sometime I'm sure :)

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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby Reductor » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:44 pm

Happy belated birthday wishes, boys.

And Jack, that's a handsome set of books: you've a good mum.


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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby SamKR » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:01 pm

Thank you, everyone! :)

And, Happy birthday BlackBird!

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Re: Happy birthday SamKR and BlackBird!!

Postby bodom » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:44 am

Happy Birthday guys!

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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