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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN

Post by DNS » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:59 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN ! ! !

22 years old today!

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Post by Ben » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:01 am

Happy Birthday Stefan!
Every day you're with us is a great day!
metta

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Post by Virgo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:02 am

Happy Birthday Stefan. :namaste:

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Post by bodom » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:02 am

Happy B Day buddy!

: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
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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:41 am

Indeed... nice to have you here, Stefan.

:thumbsup:

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Retro. :)
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Post by Stiphan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:35 am

Thanks guys, thank you so much!

I'm having the time of my life. I'm feeling really happy these days, and I have to thank the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha for this. My practice is going very well. My goal is to improve myself to the point where I can convince my mother to let me ordain and become a monk, because currently she is against it.

Anyway, it's an honour to be a part of this community!

Thanks again.

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

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:06 am

Greetings Stefan,

Alternatively, you could become a samanera without parental permission. ;)

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Post by acinteyyo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:35 am

Честит рожден ден Стефан!
I hope the translationsoftware got it right... :lol:

Birthdays always remind me on Ajahn Chah quotes:
Ajahn Chah wrote:If you're afraid of illnesses, if you are afraid of death, then you should contemplate where they come from. Where do they come from? They arise from birth. So don't be sad when someone dies - it's just nature, and his suffering in this life is over. If you want to be sad, be sad when people are born: "Oh, no, they've come again. They're going to suffer and die again!"
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Post by effort » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:13 am

:hello: happy birthday

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Post by zavk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:41 am

Happy Birthday and may your wishes come true.
With metta,
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Post by Stiphan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:23 pm

"Alternatively, you could become a samanera without parental permission."

That's something I am going to think about.

"Честит рожден ден Стефан!
I hope the translationsoftware got it right... "


Perfectly correct.



Thank you one and all!

Mega Metta!
You can call me "Stiphan" (correct spelling: Sṭīphan) or Stephen. May you be well and happy. :heart:

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Post by Fede » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:20 pm

Yo, Stefan, my smiling Buddha-Sangha friend! I hope every day finds you as happy as you are right now!
Great to know you, and have you here!

Many happies!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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