Happy Birthday James the Giant!

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Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by cooran » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:39 am

Happy Birthday James!

Thought you'd prefer a GIANT cake!
:smile:

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by James the Giant » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:42 am

Thanks! I wonder who that elderly couple are, and why they have an enormous inflatable cake on their snowy lawn?
I actually forgot it was my birthday until at breakfast someone wished me a happy birthday.
Hopefully this will be my last birthday outside a monastery for a long time! :anjali:
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:13 pm

Happy Birthday James!!! :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

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by DNS » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Happy Birthday!!

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by Ytrog » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:36 pm

Happy birthday :toast:
James the Giant wrote:Hopefully this will be my last birthday outside a monastery for a long time!
Now I'm wondering how a birthday inside a monastery would be :thinking:
Never heard they celebrate it, also never heard they don't.
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by yawares » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:35 pm

Happy Birthday James!

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by Nyana » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:46 am

Happy birthday!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:13 am

Greetings James,
James the Giant wrote:Thanks! I wonder who that elderly couple are, and why they have an enormous inflatable cake on their snowy lawn?
I'll tell you why... it's to wish you happy birthday of course, chief!

Metta,
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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:08 am

Happy belated brithday! I brought cake:

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by cooran » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:19 am

James - Let's save the cake I gave for a rainy day, and eat the one Khalil Bodhi gave. :smile:
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:25 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

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by bodom » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:30 am

Happy Birthday James!

: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: Happy Birthday James the Giant!

Post by Alobha » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:34 am

Happy birthday! :smile:

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