Goodbye...for now

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Ben
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Goodbye...for now

Post by Ben » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:01 pm

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Hi everyone,

I'm flying to Myanmar this evening and I will be there until after the first week in January. I'll be attending a retreat and then on Yatra.
Thanks to all my dhamma friends for their companionship and wise counsel and my family for the sacrifices they have made so I can go.
I hope to see you back online from 9/10 January. May you all continue to walk on the path.
with metta,

Ben
“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.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by bodom » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Best wishes to you Ben!!!

:anjali:
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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by Moggalana » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:21 pm

May you have an enlightening stay, Ben :anjali:
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by cooran » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:31 pm

Have a productive and enjoyable time, Ben. You'll be sorely missed. :group:

with metta
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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by Annapurna » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:57 pm

All the best to you, Ben.

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:16 pm

:meditate:

Best wishes Ben.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by octathlon » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:19 pm

Hi Ben,

That's a great picture.

Hope you have a wonderful time!
:hello:

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by DNS » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:46 pm

What a beautiful picture of that temple! And to think you will get to see the real thing soon! Fantastic!

Hope it goes well and is enlightening.

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:42 pm

Best wishes, Ben.
I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience.
:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by appicchato » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:56 pm

Enjoy friend... :thumbsup:

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by Luke » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:57 pm

Wow, that temple looks awesome!

May you stay safe and healthy.

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by alan » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:23 am

Good luck Ben, show us some pictures when you return!

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by Hoo » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:27 am

Best wishes, Ben.

Hoo

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:24 am

Best Wishes, Ben,

:anjali:

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Post by Individual » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:44 am

Ben wrote:
Myanmar_Monywa_Panorama_1.jpg
Hi everyone,

I'm flying to Myanmar this evening and I will be there until after the first week in January. I'll be attending a retreat and then on Yatra.
Thanks to all my dhamma friends for their companionship and wise counsel and my family for the sacrifices they have made so I can go.
I hope to see you back online from 9/10 January. May you all continue to walk on the path.
with metta,

Ben
Have a safe and worthwhile trip. Eat well, sleep well, and avoid malaria. Also: Never stop meditating!!!
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