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Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Fede » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:45 am

All seem to be the wild dog, dingo, coyote variety....

is this a Forum-uniform thing?
A general Mod-Trend?
Something you've all agreed?

Very distinctive, huh?

I'm just curious and interested....

(I bet I've missed something somewhere, knowing me.... :embarassed: )
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Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby plwk » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:08 pm

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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: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Fede » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:22 pm

If you tell me that dog's name is Retro, I'm going into hiding......
"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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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:16 pm

Fede wrote:All seem to be the wild dog, dingo, coyote variety....
Jackals.


”Your Majesty, why should one who follows the path leading to supreme enlightenment, who is like the lion, king of beasts, salute those who follow the Hinayana, who are like jackals? -- A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras, Garma Chang page 116
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It is an in joke sort of thing.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:47 pm

I'm not changing my avatar :tongue: I like the big Buddha statue too much. Attachment? Maybe, for now; enlightenment another day. :tongue:

I'd say Theravadins are more like elephants, with the excellent memories (for reciting the Pali Canon).

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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby BlackBird » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:05 pm

Is this a response to perceived 'Mahayana prosthelytizing'?

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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Fede » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:42 pm

BlackBird wrote:Is this a response to perceived 'Mahayana prosthelytizing'?

metta
Jack


No, I guess (if that's a serious question) that it's the Admin/Mods poking gentle fun at themselves and at pejorative terminology like Hinayana...

My question has been answered, my curiosity satisfied.

Thank you all.

And now, it's walkies time..... :thanks:
"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. ;)

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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:34 am

.

plwk wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXo3NFqkaRM&feature=related


Loved the dog, plwk. Woo Woo WooOOOO !

Great doggies - er jackals - guys !

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:39 am

appicchato wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2BgjH_CtIA


That is one awsome video!!!
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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:44 am

appicchato wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2BgjH_CtIA


Haha funny!

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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:23 am

Aw.... the poor thing....!
Classic answer to "Can animals dream?" though, isn't it?
My dog used to twitch a lot, and whimper... he woke himself up one day, by barking...
One loud 'woof!' then he sat bolt upright as if to say "What the hell was that?!?"
"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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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:32 am

Fede wrote:Aw.... the poor thing....!
Classic answer to "Can animals dream?" though, isn't it?
My dog used to twitch a lot, and whimper... he woke himself up one day, by barking...
One loud 'woof!' then he sat bolt upright as if to say "What the hell was that?!?"

I rather love dogs. My dog was once sitting on the living room floor and let out a rather large fart, at which she slowly turned her head and looked down at her butt as if something so noisy could not have possibly come her.
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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: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:45 am

And they smell.
They do.
They do smell.
Boy, do they smell.....

No matter how well I fed my dog, he always managed to find some far more savoury and nutritious titbit, hidden in the undergrowth during walks, doubtless left, abandoned or dropped there by some passer-by or Mother Nature.... naturally it was probably in an advanced state of decay...or worse, decomposition.....it didn't matter how fast I moved, he ate faster.... and we all got to enjoy his illicit meal, or the natural process of it, several hours later, in the quiet confines of the living room....which would promptly empty in record time.
Even in the harshest of deepest winter, an open window wasn't an uncommon occurrence, chez nous.....
"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. ;)

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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:49 am

Fede wrote:And they smell.
They do.
They do smell.
Boy, do they smell.....

No matter how well I fed my dog, he always managed to find some far more savoury and nutritious titbit, hidden in the undergrowth during walks, doubtless left, abandoned or dropped there by some passer-by or Mother Nature.... naturally it was probably in an advanced state of decay...or worse, decomposition.....it didn't matter how fast I moved, he ate faster.... and we all got to enjoy his illicit meal, or the natural process of it, several hours later, in the quiet confines of the living room....which would promptly empty in record time.
Even in the harshest of deepest winter, an open window wasn't an uncommon occurrence, chez nous.....

Not only will dogs eat things which would gag a maggot, they are also quite likely to barf it back up in the most inconvenient places.
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: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:38 am

....and times....

Aw, bless..... they truly are the gift that keeps on giving.....!

By the way, Tilt.....I'll always consider you the original 'Jackal'......but it's a neat 'in-joke'.....
Good of you to clarify, I might add.
"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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Re: Current Moderator Avatars.....

Postby adeh » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:44 pm

So it's a jackal....I always though that tiltbillings avatar was a coyote....
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