Happy Birthday Ben!!

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Happy Birthday Ben!!

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Post by tiltbillings » Thu May 09, 2013 5:34 pm

>> 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

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 09, 2013 5:35 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
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Post by Mr Man » Thu May 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Best wishes for your Birthday.

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Post by Monkey Mind » Thu May 09, 2013 6:51 pm

Happy birthday, Ben. May this be a year of peace and prosperity. And body joints that still function like a young man's.
"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.

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Post by mikenz66 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:09 pm

Have a great day, mate.


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Post by JohnWB » Thu May 09, 2013 8:05 pm

Happy birthday! Enjoy :smile:

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Post by cooran » Thu May 09, 2013 8:31 pm

Happy birthday, Ben - have a great day and a wonderful year to come! :smile:

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Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu May 09, 2013 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday, Ben! :smile:

Here is a present. I hope you enjoy:

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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Post by tsurezuregusa » Thu May 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Happy Birthday, Ben

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Post by Hickersonia » Thu May 09, 2013 9:32 pm

A happy and auspicious birthday to you, Ben!
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Post by Polar Bear » Fri May 10, 2013 12:17 am

Happy Birthday Ben!!!
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Post by James the Giant » Fri May 10, 2013 1:22 am

"Happy Birthday to me, Happy birthday to me. Poor fellow, he doesn't realise he is one step closer to his grave!"
Paraphrased from Goenkaji, because I couldn't find the quote online anywhere.
And Happy Birthday!
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Post by Lazy_eye » Fri May 10, 2013 1:31 am

Happy Birthday! May the year bring many joys!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by Ben » Fri May 10, 2013 4:07 am

Thank you all!
I am having a great day.
This morning I got three assignments out of the way. I have siblings, my daughter and mother-in-law arriving from interstate over the next 24 hours, so it should be a good weekend. We might even make it to Cradle Mountain for a walk around Dove Lake on Sunday. Weather permitting.
Then early next week I am off on another field trip - this time to Port Arthur Historic Site for four days.
I hope you are all having a great day too!
kind regards,

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Post by Kim OHara » Fri May 10, 2013 4:26 am

All the best for your birthday, Ben, and for the bushwalking and the coming year!


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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by sattva » Fri May 10, 2013 8:07 am

Sounds like you will be having a great birthday weekend!!! It seems to me as we get older birthdays last for longer periods. You should be up to a week by now lol. May this birthday be the start of many, many, years of deepening insight and boundless metta.

Happy Birthday, Ben :anjali:

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