Happy Birthday Ben!!!

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Stiphan
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Post by Stiphan » Sat May 10, 2014 12:56 pm

Happy Birthday dear friend! :smile:
You can call me "Stiphan" (correct spelling: Sṭīphan) or Stephen. May you be well and happy. :heart:

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bodom
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Post by bodom » Sat May 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Happy birthday Ben!!!!

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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melancholy
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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Post by melancholy » Sat May 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Ben wrote:Today also marks the 29th anniversary of taking refuge for the first time and my 'homecoming' to the Dhamma.
Not a day goes by when I do not think of the great effect it has had on my life and the gratitude I have towards the Buddha, the Sangha and my teacher.
that is definitely something to celebrate :) 29 years in dhamma! sadhu! sadhu!! and may it be more!

:anjali:
Power can make things disappear, so does me :D

Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.

-Dīgha Nikāya 16, Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
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aND rEPEAT aFTER mE: "i aM fREE."

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Post by Reductor » Sat May 10, 2014 8:02 pm

Hooray! It's a great day!

Happy birthday, Ben.

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