Happy Birthday Alobha!

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Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by DNS » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:22 am


Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
All the best on your Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by Cittasanto » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:31 am

Happy Birthday M8
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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by cooran » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:44 am

Happy Birthday Alobha! :group:

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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:45 pm

Happy Birthday! :smile:
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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by Ben » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:03 pm

Happy birthday, mate!
Wishing you a very good day.
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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:08 pm

Happy birthday! May you meet with every success!
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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by Alobha » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:08 pm

Usually, I'm not really joyful when it comes to my birthday. It's the most typical day where I ask myself how I put this life to use, what I've done the last year and recollect how death is approaching. Well.

I've lost about 14kg / 31lbs this year and did a great deal about sloth and torpor. I stayed celibate for several months and much of the suffering that was due to lust is just gone now. I read a great deal of suttas this year but one of the things which turned out especially precious certainly was the company of you people here.
This year had some tough and intense moments, some hurtful experiences but you guys often helped by giving me the inspiration to not get lost in the dark, by pointing to the Dhamma, by showing a new perspective and just by being kind and compassionate. I'm glad that you walked along the path with me this past year and I feel truly humbled for having the chance to be in the company of the many good people here. I greatly appreciate not just the time you took to gratulate me, but for all the kindness and energy that you invested in me and everyone else here. Thank you very much. :anjali:

Best wishes,

PS: Needless to say, my birthday was a very joyful occassion of recollecting the many acts of kindness I witnessed both from myself and from others! :smile:

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Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:12 pm

Awesome stuff Alobha!


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