Happy Birthday Retro!

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Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by zavk » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:05 am

It is not made public in his profile but I don't think he would mind if I reveal it it here.

2 November is Retro's birthday.

Happy Birthday Retro!

Thank you for your hard work!
With metta,
zavk

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Post by DNS » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:11 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Post by pink_trike » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:44 am

My sources told me it was tomorrow, but tomorrow is already today for some of you.

Happy B'day, Retro!
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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:04 am

Happy birthday Retro :toast:
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 Prasadachitta » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:53 am

:juggling: Happy Birthday Friend Retro :clap:
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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Ben » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:18 am

Happy Birthday Paul!
I hope you're having a great day.
metta

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:55 am

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>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Guy » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:04 am

Happy Birthday Retro! :twothumbsup:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Post by christopher::: » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:13 am

Happy Birthday Retro...!
and congratulations on the New Publishing deal..!

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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Post by dragonwarrior » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:21 am

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Happy Birthday Retro! Best wishes for you!

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Post by notself » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:27 am

It's November 2 where I am. Happy Birthday, Retro. :woohoo:
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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Individual » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:28 am

Happy birthday, Retrofuturist!!! :juggling:
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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by BlackBird » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:32 am

Hi Retro
Happy Birthday good sir
May you have a satisfying day!
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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Mawkish1983 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:01 am

Happy Birthday Retro :) hope you have a great day. I can't remember how to post videos, but this is a good alternative to the standard happy-birthday song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Y24SNfH2Q" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by cooran » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:07 am

Have a good one!

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Dugu » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:17 am

It just turn Nov 2 here, so happy bday. :guns:

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Re: Happy Birthday Retro!

Post by Annapurna » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:37 pm

Happy birthday! :anjali:

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Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:43 pm

Mawkish1983 wrote:Happy Birthday Retro :) hope you have a great day. I can't remember how to post videos, but this is a good alternative to the standard happy-birthday song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Y24SNfH2Q" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A reminder of dukkha :shock:
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 Stiphan » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:56 pm

Happy Birthday Retro!!!
Call me Stephen, please. May you be well and happy. :heart:

Know right from wrong — and their consequences — and act accordingly, always doing your very best.

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:56 pm

Happy Birthday!
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