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Happy birthday Retro!

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:34 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RETRO!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:54 am

Happy Birthday, man!!! :smile:

Wishing you all the best.
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.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:37 am

Happy birthday!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:50 am

Happy Birthday ! ! !

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby plwk » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:14 am

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From the Office of His Furriness, the Ceiling Cat...
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 Retro!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:38 am

Thanks folks!

I'm having a nice day. I bought myself a couple of presents... another 6-month pass for Bikram Yoga, and a new PC (because my other one dates back to 2008 at least... I'm just backing up my files now so I can use the new PC soon).

However, after doing a double-session of Bikram Yoga this morning, I'm spent! I think I need a cup of tea or something... that cake above will go nicely with it.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:47 am

Have a good tea, cake, and birthday...

:anjali:
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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:11 am

All the best for the rest of the day, Retro, and for the coming year.

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby appicchato » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:10 am

feliz cumpleaños :thumbsup:

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Postby Aloka » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:38 am

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Re: Happy birthday Retro!

Postby Reductor » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:27 am

Yo! Happy birthday, Retro. Hope you have many good days between this and the next.
Michael

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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