Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:39 am

More on demon candy and not having sex on Halloween and really scary Fundamentalist Christians:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/ ... 7#33557917
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:35 am

Individual wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:The front window of my house:

EVIIIIIIIIIIIL!!!!

If it is not Jayzuz, it is evil.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:58 am

tiltbillings wrote:The front window of my house:


What a great photo! Thanks for sharing, Tilt!

'In answer to your earlier question...

'Bne' was a typo, but I was diagnosed as dislexic when I was about seven. I have vivid memories of being canned by a nun because I had difficulty identifying -letters. The upside was that I had a neat party trick to impress my large fifth-gen irish catholic family with reading books upside down and upside-down mirror reading!
I guess this is sort of 'on-topic' After all, I was left-handed (molly-duke, sinestra, south-paw) as well and beaten demented catholic nuns.
Phuc! Maybe I am the devil incarnate and just haven't realised my devil-nature?
Mwah-ha-ha-ha!!!
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:10 am

Ben wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:The front window of my house:

... reading books upside down and upside-down mirror reading!

...left-handed (molly-duke, sinestra, south-paw)

DEMON!!! DEMON!!! Git him!!!

I was left handed also and went through endless hours of training and shaming to make me a rightie. I went along with it but secretly I also used my left hand...the result is that I grew up ambidextrous, which I think effects the brain in interesting ways.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:25 am

pink_trike wrote:DEMON!!! DEMON!!! Git him!!!

Is that adulation I hear? My very own adoring fan! Yippee!!!

which I think effects the brain in interesting ways.

I'm sure it must, as well. BTW, my copy of Metzinger's 'The Ego Tunnel' has come in, and touches on that whole area of quality of consciousness rewiring the brain. its amazing stuff, I just wish I had more time to read!
metta

Bne (there I go again...)
Learn this from the waters:
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:24 am

Ben wrote: BTW, my copy of Metzinger's 'The Ego Tunnel' has come in, and touches on that whole area of quality of consciousness rewiring the brain. its amazing stuff, I just wish I had more time to read!

Amazon says that I will have it soon.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:48 am

Fantastic! Chris says she'll have her copy soon, too!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

Yeah, the hoodlums are roaming the streets tonight because of this awful holiday.

I saw two cop cars down the street, parked with their lights on... Then I saw four kids rollerblading in the middle of the road. Then I saw one kid throw candy at another, and in response, the other kid threatened to fight him.

This holiday should be abolished. Parents do not keep track of anything, police have to be on high alert because of all the problems, and so, around the country, there is so much violence and vandalism.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:06 am

Individual wrote:Yeah, the hoodlums are roaming the streets tonight because of this awful holiday.

I saw two cop cars down the street, parked with their lights on... Then I saw four kids rollerblading in the middle of the road. Then I saw one kid throw candy at another, and in response, the other kid threatened to fight him.

This holiday should be abolished. Parents do not keep track of anything, police have to be on high alert because
of all the problems, and so, around the country, there is so much violence and vandalism.

Well, yeah. It is the demons in the candy making everyone do the devil's works, and heaven forbid anyone doing the ins-and-outs on Halloween.

I, on the other hand, had a lovely Halloween. Stunningly beautiful night, good company, lots of nice kids coming to the door dressed up in delightful costumes. No demons to be found.
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.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:15 am

Sounds like a great night, Tilt!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby pink_trike » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:07 am

No kids in this part of town - just a bunch of old farts...another quiet night in the City of The Near Dead. The only demons around are the familiar ones that swim in the mind stream, but we just greet each other these days and they go on their way. :meditate:
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