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Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby plwk » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:28 pm

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: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:44 pm

Happy Birthday ! ! !
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:48 pm

Happy Birthday, Cooran! :smile:
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:50 pm

Happy birthday cooran. You are an inspiration to my practice and true exemplar!
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Aloka » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:56 pm

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:01 pm

Have a great one Cooran!

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:52 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRIS!!!
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Postby Zom » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:26 pm

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:36 pm

Greetings Chris,

Hope you enjoy a lovely birthday.

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby appicchato » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:04 am

Chris,

Hope you enjoy a lovely birthday.

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Dmytro » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:27 am

Best wishes on your Birthday, Chris! :smile:
Thank you very much for your modest and sincere work.
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Sylvester » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:14 am

Many happy returns!
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby BlackBird » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:18 am

Happy Birthday Chris!

And many more to come.
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 am

How about some cake??

Happy birthday...again!

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby cooran » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:10 pm

Thank-you everyone for your good wishes! Had a delicious birthday dinner with family - and the football team I follow had a great win! :woohoo:

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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby sattva » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:06 am

Sorry I missed you birthday, Chris; but, I am glad it was a good one! Wishing you many more wonderful birthdays to come!
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Re: Blessed Birthday to Cooran

Postby cooran » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:26 am

Thank you Sattva! :group:

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