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No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:35 am

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:39 am

They are ready to star in the new Star Wars movie:

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby Aloka » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:32 am

tiltbillings wrote:They are ready to star in the new Star Wars movie:

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I can only see a red x in a box...



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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby plwk » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:09 pm

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:36 pm

Aloka wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:They are ready to star in the new Star Wars movie:

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I can only see a red x in a box...



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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby Mkoll » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:30 pm

WARNING: Contains Expletives. NSFW.

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:35 pm

Had about 2 seconds initial flare up of enjoyment when I first saw it, then controlled myself.

tiltbillings wrote:They are ready to star in the new Star Wars movie:

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This one is broken.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby Feathers » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:47 pm

Thank you Tilt :smile:
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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby m0rl0ck » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:34 pm

Mkoll wrote:WARNING: Contains Expletives. NSFW.



:rofl: One of the all time classic south park moments :rofl:
"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own mind.
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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby no mike » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Thanks. Last night I sat with hopes of improving my concentration, and along comes this cat in a derby flying through the clouds.

:D

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby waterchan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:46 pm

First, make sure you have your audio turned on and up.

Now watch this video. It should start from 0:46. And don't laugh if you're compassionate!

Pet owners with laser pointers. One of the reasons it would suck to be reborn as a household pet.
quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
(Anything in Latin sounds profound.)

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby rowboat » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:36 pm

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The Importance of Perspective


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Bertrand Russell's cameo in a highly sarcastic cartoon.


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Doctor's Strike
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:01 am

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby imagemarie » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:15 pm

Re: No grimacing or any other sign of aversion allowed
http://boingboing.net/2014/03/12/nothin ... t-wit.html

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby sattva » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:46 am

Not sure how many of these will show up. So, will attach a link to where I found them.
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Sweeping Zen
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweeping-Zen/69486424980?sk=photos_stream
https://www.facebook.com/MountainGateSanmonjiZenCommunity
http://www.sanmonjizen.org/index.html

My avatar is one of many calligraphies painted by my teacher. Mitra Bishop, Roshi. She has them for sale to try to raise money for her building project. Also, if you purchase books on Amazon, you can use Amazon Smile and put in Mountain Gate (In Ojo Sarco, NM) and a small % will go to the monastery.
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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby Mkoll » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:13 am

:lol: Those are great, thanks sattva!

But ain't nobody got time for that!

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

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Re: No laughing or any other sign of enjoyment allowed

Postby Feathers » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:51 am

This tumblr is hilarious, mostly because of the guy's picture captions:

Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos
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