Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

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Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Post by cooran » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:52 pm

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful year to come! :group:

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Post by Modus.Ponens » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:04 pm

Happy Birthday! :smile:
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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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Happy birthday!
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Post by Ben » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:25 pm

Happy reBirthday, monkey mind and steeltarrow!
“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.”
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Post by plwk » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:36 am

From the Office of His Furriness for your blessed day

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Re: Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Post by steeltarrow » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:01 am

Thanks for the bithday wishes! :-) Where I am there are still a few hours yet before Midnight but I genuinely enjoyed my early bithday gifts. I also wish Monkey Mind a happy shared birthday as well!

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Post by DNS » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:06 am

Happy Birthday ! !

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Post by bodom » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:36 am

Happy Birthday guys!!!

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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.

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Post by Monkey Mind » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:47 am

Happy birthday, steeltarrow. I think I met you once at a "Scorpios for world domination" meeting.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I spent the last couple of days camping and hiking in the Coastal Cascade mountains. On Saturday I attended a "wilderness survival" class, which was a lot of fun. I came back to the city today, and a friend treated me to the movie "Enders Game". Great movie.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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