Happy Birthday Maarten!

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Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by cooran » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:43 am

Hello Maarten - hope you have a great birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:42 am

Happy Birthday!
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Post by DNS » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:03 pm

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by Ytrog » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:23 pm

Happy birthday :toast:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
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Post by Cittasanto » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:31 pm

Happy Birthday!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by Maarten » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Hehe, thanks guys, what a nice surprise!

Alcohol free beer for everyone! :toast:
And vegetarian pig! :pig:
And a chinese guy! :sage:

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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by Hanzze » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:12 am

Was he vegetarian?
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by Maarten » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:04 pm

He's the life of the party!

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Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Post by bodom » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Happy Birthday Maarten!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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