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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RETROFUTURIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RETROFUTURIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:59 am

Happy Birthday Retro!

Many happy returns!
“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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Postby Stiphan » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:00 am

Happy birthday!!!

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:05 am

Greetings,

Well... at least I managed to keep it a secret until the day after impermanence day...

:spy:

Thanks.

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

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Postby Ben » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:08 am

Huh?
The great Facebook is never wrong. It says today is your birthday.
Oh well, let the festivities continue!
“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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Postby Dan74 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:10 am

Congrats, Paul. It's not the "Big 40" yet, is it?
_/|\_

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:12 am

"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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Postby Guy » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:12 am

Happy Birthday Retro! :woohoo:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:16 am

"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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:19 am

Happy b-day!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Postby Kim OHara » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:32 am

Hope you've had a great day, Retro, and that it's the start of a great year!
:toast:
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Postby bodom » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:10 am

Happy Birthday Retro!

Hope you got that Devin Towsend boxset you were hoping for!

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

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always centered, the monk
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Postby Aloka » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:13 am

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Lots of good wishes to you Retro !



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Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:52 pm

Happy birthday Retro :)

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:58 pm

Ha! So it _was_ your birthday! I hope you had a great day. :smile:
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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Postby Fede » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:30 pm

Oh absolutely the happiest I could wish you, dear Retro!! Cheers, mate!!
"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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Postby Reductor » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:36 pm

Another year come and gone; here's to many more. :toast:

Happy birthday, Retro!

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Postby Reductor » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:36 pm

Another year come and gone; here's to many more. :toast:

Happy birthday, Retro!

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Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Hi Retro,

Happy whatever day it is now.... :thinking:

:anjali:
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