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Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Post by Ben » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:45 am

Merry post-apocolyptic Christmas everyone.

May your days be free from anxiety, christmas syndrome and any concerns that the mayan calander was mistakenly read upside down - hence the world ending in 5105.
May you all have a happy day whether it be in the company of others or on your own. Remember the "spirit of christmas" is nothing but some mental dhammas that we hold dear: compassion, loving kindness, generosity, and patience.
And let me take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions at Dhamma Wheel and making it the great online sangha that it is.
with metta,

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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:51 am

seams strange to think Dhammawheel is almost five :)
Ben wrote:Merry post-apocolyptic Christmas everyone.

May your days be free from anxiety, christmas syndrome and any concerns that the mayan calander was mistakenly read upside down - hence the world ending in 5105.
May you all have a happy day whether it be in the company of others or on your own. Remember the "spirit of christmas" is nothing but some mental dhammas that we hold dear: compassion, loving kindness, generosity, and patience.
And let me take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions at Dhamma Wheel and making it the great online sangha that it is.
with metta,

Ben
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:03 am

Thank you Ben!

Merry Christmas everyone! :smile:
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Post by DNS » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:40 am

Cittasanto wrote:seams strange to think Dhammawheel is almost five :)
Actually, four years only; we established on Dec. 30, 2008. I just looked at the member list by who joined and what date and see you were one of the originals on that first day!

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Merry Christmas to all!

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Post by Cittasanto » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:45 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:seams strange to think Dhammawheel is almost five :)
Actually, four years only; we established on Dec. 30, 2008. I just looked at the member list by who joined and what date and see you were one of the originals on that first day!

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Merry Christmas to all!
yeah looked myself and counted 2013 also :( common face palm emoticon ):
but yeah merry christmas (I am a scrounge)
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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
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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Post by SarathW » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:00 am

Hi all
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
Year 2012 is one of my best years as I found this wonderful forum to learn and share Dhamma.
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Post by tiltbillings » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:06 am

Meretricious and a Happy New Sneer.
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Post by yawares » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:24 am

:heart: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR :heart: to you all.

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Happy holidays little Buddhas! :)

Post by Still Searching » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:35 am

I wanna wish you all a very happy christmas (not merry of course because we don't drink).
Hope you all have a lovely time and enjoy the rest of the season.

Love AJ
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Post by tiltbillings » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:39 am

And to those of you who are German, may the Krampus pass you by.
>> 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.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by Still Searching » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:44 am

Sorry, I didn't realize that there was already a Christmas thread.
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Re: Merry Post-Apocolyptic Christmas!

Post by Ben » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:07 am

Still Searching wrote:Sorry, I didn't realize that there was already a Christmas thread.
No santa claus for you!
Seriously, don't worry about it.
“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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Post by Aloka » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:57 am

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Happy Christmas everyone !


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Post by cooran » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:07 am

Merry Xmas from Australia! No snow and ice here!


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