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    Happy Zen Birthday

    According to my old "spirit log," I am five zen years old today. Five years ago today I did my first sitting. No big deal, just a milestone I wanted to share with y'all. I've come a long way since then, all the way to being ready for entering first grade! Woo-hoo!

    I'll celebrate later, because right now I gotta go sit some more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanLa
    According to my old "spirit log," I am five zen years old today. Five years ago today I did my first sitting. No big deal, just a milestone I wanted to share with y'all. I've come a long way since then, all the way to being ready for entering first grade! Woo-hoo!

    I'll celebrate later, because right now I gotta go sit some more...
    Happy Zen Bday to you! I got you ahhhh...ermmmm ... A sitting! I will sit with you right after this!

    Gassho, Shohei the pup
    (i think turned 2 in march? not too sure :S)

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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk
    Quote Originally Posted by AlanLa
    According to my old "spirit log," I am five zen years old today. Five years ago today I did my first sitting. No big deal, just a milestone I wanted to share with y'all. I've come a long way since then, all the way to being ready for entering first grade! Woo-hoo!

    I'll celebrate later, because right now I gotta go sit some more...
    Happy Zen Bday to you! I got you ahhhh...ermmmm ... A sitting! I will sit with you right after this!

    Gassho, Shohei the pup
    (i think turned 2 in march? not too sure :S)
    Hi.

    Happy ZBD

    I started just a moment ago (or was it 15 years?...).
    But remember It's no matter how old you are, you're always here.

    Mtfbwy
    Tb

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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    Happy Zen Birthday!

    Ron

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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    Happy Birthday Alan!

    Many thanks for posting about it. With the first anniversary of my joining Treleaf coming up I thought I might post some thoughts on that occasion, so you beat me to it...and I'm very glad you did. Perhaps others will do the same and may we all benefit from their wisdom. Fugen's point is well made though as we are all beginners which should never be forgotten. Not one, not two. Bows to all.

    Gassho,
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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    How selfish of me to make this thread about me! (but that's the way of 5-year olds :wink: ). What other zen birthdays are out there? How long have people been practicing?

    (Not quite pre-emptive zennie: Every day is a zen birthday, because every day our practice is born anew.)

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    Dear Alan La,

    How wonderful to be five and ... at the same time!

    Wish you many more years in Buddha Dharma. Hopefully, your adolescence won't be too rough! :lol:

    gassho

    Taigu

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    Happy zen birthday Alan.

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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    Happy Belated Zen Birthday!

    Dave

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    Happy birthday, Alan.
    You don't look a day over 4!

    Peace,
    Eika

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    Happy Zen birthday Alan. I was 21 this year but didn`t have a party :cry: as I couldn`t remember the exact date. Think it was sometime in March.

    Another anniversary - my wife tells me It`s 14 years to the day that we moved into this house. It will soon be a year since I joined Treeleaf - now that`s worth celebrating!

    Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana. :roll:

    Daiku

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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    Thank you Brian, and everyone,
    Anniversaries (birth, death, etc.) are worthless... empty.
    But the metta expended toward that emptiness is boundless...

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    Re: Happy Zen Birthday

    Funny Alan, you look a little older than 5! (must be the beard)



    Jeff

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