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Happy Birthday Eric Lubbock

Post by DNS » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:20 pm

You're not going to believe this, but here it is anyway:

I was looking all through Bhante Dhammanando's old posts at e-sangha today, looking for a post he made over a year ago about an English politician who is a member of the House of Lords and is a Buddhist. I finally found it and then made a Dhamma Wiki article about him. And then as I gathered the info about him to make the article, I noticed today is his birthday!

Holy cow, just a coincidence I guess or he was contacting me in some voodoo way. :tongue:

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Eric_Lubbock" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Happy Birthday Eric Lubbock

Post by Ben » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Happy birthday to Eric!
I hope he is an inspiration to Buddhists in the west to aspire for public office.

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Re: Happy Birthday Eric Lubbock

Post by Cittasanto » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:22 pm

Happy Birthday Eric
he is the parton of the Buddhist Prison Chapplancy in the UK Anguillimala based at the forrest hermitage in Warwick.
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: Happy Birthday Eric Lubbock

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:41 pm

Happy birthday Eric,

May you become a Wheel-turning Monarch!

Retro. :)
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