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

Is this a response to perceived 'Mahayana prosthelytizing'?

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

"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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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 bodom » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:44 am

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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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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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. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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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


http://www.armchairadvice.co.uk/relationships/forum/

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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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