A happy new year

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A happy new year

Post by binocular » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:15 am

Greetings.

At the end/beginning of a year, Ven. Thanissaro gives a talk on the theme of the ending of a year and beginning of a new one. You can find many of such talks in the archive of his evening talks, or in the archive of his morning talks.

If you'd like, share here your resolution or determination for the new year 2018.


Wishing you all a happy new year!
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: A happy new year

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:49 am

:thanks:

Let's hope that 2018 is a better year for the world than 2017, and that individually we can be stronger in our compassion and goodwill.

:namaste:
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Re: A happy new year

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:22 pm

Greetings,

Happy New Year!

And if you're out celebrating, take care.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: A happy new year

Post by Stiphan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:35 pm

I don't have any resolutions, but I have great plans that I will have to start carrying out on January 1. Should be an awesome year for me and I am quite looking forward to it!

For the world... I hope so, but politically it seems to be going downhill since Brexit and Trump's election. The worst I am dreading is Global Warming & Climate Change. I am really worried about the future of the planet and unless we do something - and fast - we may not have a planet to live on by 2100.

And then there is that vicious side of human nature that persists through the ages as well that causes pain and suffering to other human beings and animals on a large scale. When you think about the various sufferings people undergo daily it should move you, at the least.

Yet for many, it could be a great year. It depends on one's karma. The human spirit is something profound and can be much greater than the pain - or indeed - could be born from the pain. Through hard work and effort, born out of wisdom and concern for the welfare of ourselves and others, each of us could create a heaven on earth - at least in our own body-and-mind, even though the world may be in flames (hopefully not literally in a hundred years...).

So... I wish everyone a Happy New Year and I think each of us must play our bit in making it that bit happier for the world as a whole, and reduce the overall dukkha on Planet Earth. So make the effort to do that and use the time wisely.

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Re: A happy new year

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:24 pm

Happy New Year Dhamma Wheel !!!

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Re: A happy new year

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:08 am

Greetings,

I DJ'ed at a local pub on New Years Eve, and it was a nice way to ring in the new year.

For anyone who is interested, here's a 10 track Spotify playlist of some of the songs that were played in the lead up to the final countdown...

Back 2 The 80's -
New Year's Eve special


Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: A happy new year

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:44 pm

a friend posted in another forum...

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Re: A happy new year

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:25 am

Belated happy new year to all of you.
I like to give my special thanks tho David and the Admin and moderation staff for their wonderful work during past year.
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