Happy Birthday Ben!!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

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 Virgo » Fri May 10, 2013 1:38 am

Happy Birthday Ben!!

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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,

Ben
“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 Ben!!

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!

:toast:
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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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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by Ben » Fri May 10, 2013 9:00 am

Thank you, Kim and Louise!
I am happy to see my family, its been a dream of mine to have at least some of my siblings and my daughter down here at the same time.
with metta,

Ben
“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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by alan » Fri May 10, 2013 2:58 pm

Happy Birthday Ben. Eat right and exercise. Live long, and prosper.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by SamKR » Fri May 10, 2013 7:12 pm

Happy birthday, Ben!
:anjali:

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by Dan74 » Sat May 11, 2013 6:13 am

Happy (belated) Birthday, Ben!

May this year of your life see an abandonment of delusion and increase in joy and selfless service.
_/|\_

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by Kusala » Sat May 11, 2013 6:34 am

Happy birthday, Ben!
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He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by Reductor » Sat May 11, 2013 7:50 am

Yay! I am happy to hear of your good fortune. Happy birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

Post by Ben » Sat May 11, 2013 2:47 pm

Thank you again everyone for your kind wishes.
I've just returned from a wonderful night out with some of my siblings, my wife, mother-in-law, my children and a close family friend.
It was a beautiful night.
with metta,

Ben
“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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

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