Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

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Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by cooran » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Happy Birthday Monkey Mind! Hope you have a great year ahead!


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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:28 pm


I don't know what's better... the fact it's monkey mind's birthday, or that awesome picture of the monkey and the cake!

Have a chipper one MM... may it be as fun as the one that monkey had!

Retro. :)
"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: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by Ben » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:21 pm

happy birthday, Monkey Mind!
“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: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by DNS » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:16 pm

Happy Birthday ! !

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by Cittasanto » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:23 am

Happy Birthday!

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
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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 Monkey Mind!

Post by bodom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:57 am

Happy Birthday!!!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:21 am

Happy Birthday! :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 - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by Monkey Mind » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:12 pm

cooran wrote:Happy Birthday Monkey Mind! Hope you have a great year ahead!


with metta
That is an actual photo from my birthday event. Usually I keep my hair a little more shaved, but let it all go yesterday.

I watched this movie "Cloud Atlas". It is supposed to be about karma and rebirth. There were some scenes that were truly entertaining, but I'm undecided about whether they captured the essence of karma. There is one line in the film, "Our crimes and our acts of kindness define our future."

Thank you for the well-wishing.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Happy Birthday Monkey Mind!

Post by kazarata » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51 pm

Happy Birthday - better late than no wishes :twisted:

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