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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:42 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Totally delighted that your onanistic proclivities are being kept in check and that your showing great restraint in what you are looking at, but just to see how well restrained you are, here is a tempting photo of a fine pair of boobies:

http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/ass ... 50c7_m.jpg




Your boobies are beautiful, Tilt !
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:49 pm

Aloka wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Totally delighted that your onanistic proclivities are being kept in check and that your showing great restraint in what you are looking at, but just to see how well restrained you are, here is a tempting photo of a fine pair of boobies:

http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/ass ... 50c7_m.jpg




Your boobies are beautiful, Tilt !
And you should see my tits:


http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/ ... 220428.jpg
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Awh, I get those little sweeties in my garden !
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Yana » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:21 am

tiltbillings wrote:Totally delighted that your onanistic proclivities are being kept in check and that your showing great restraint in what you are looking at, but just to see how well restrained you are, here is a tempting photo of a fine pair of boobies:

http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/ass ... 50c7_m.jpg

Good luck, but if you fail here, keep it to yourself.



LOLOL...can't believe i checked!!! :oops: ohh shooot!am supposed to keep it to myself!grr.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby perkele » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:50 pm

31 out of 90 days. Now it's really getting hard.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby bodom » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:55 pm

perkele wrote:31 out of 90 days. Now it's really getting hard.


Pun intended? :tongue:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby perkele » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:34 pm

bodom wrote:
perkele wrote:31 out of 90 days. Now it's really getting hard.


Pun intended? :tongue:

:anjali:


Yes, just wanted to crack a silly joke. :rolleye: Thanks for noticing. ;)
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby LeonBasin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:56 am

This is wonderful! I'm also in!
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:16 am

LeonBasin wrote:This is wonderful! I'm also in!


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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:19 am

LeonBasin wrote:This is wonderful! I'm also in!
Come now, enough of all these salacious puns.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Alobha » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 am

Next, people will make fun of others who want to refrain from telling lies. "Oh, bet you already have a very long nose! haha!"
or make fun of people who don't want to eat meat anymore "Afraid of some chicken huh? Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!"
And what about those who want to refrain from killing animals or humans? We can make fun of them too. Maybe they are not man enough to see any blood!

You may think that this is fun or eases up things, but you just show people that you don't take them and their issues as important, that they're essentially so irrelevant that we can make fun of them. Like their concerns, their issues, their problems, their goals and their pursuit for freedom from suffering are just jokes.

I feel ashamed to see how fellow buddhists mock right effort and make fun of the endeavor to make progress on the eightfold noble path and hope that the mods will close this thread.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby rowboat » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:48 pm

Alobha wrote:Next, people will make fun of others who want to refrain from telling lies. "Oh, bet you already have a very long nose! haha!"
or make fun of people who don't want to eat meat anymore "Afraid of some chicken huh? Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!"
And what about those who want to refrain from killing animals or humans? We can make fun of them too. Maybe they are not man enough to see any blood!

You may think that this is fun or eases up things, but you just show people that you don't take them and their issues as important, that they're essentially so irrelevant that we can make fun of them. Like their concerns, their issues, their problems, their goals and their pursuit for freedom from suffering are just jokes.

I feel ashamed to see how fellow buddhists mock right effort and make fun of the endeavor to make progress on the eightfold noble path and hope that the mods will close this thread.


It is pretty disgraceful that people are mocking someone for their effort to bring their life more into line with the dhamma. That much of this comes from a moderator here makes it even more troubling, especially when one considers that the target of this mockery is relatively new to the site.

I think the moderators should not close this thread. The moderators should delete all irrelevant posts, including their own, and then one specific moderator should go stand in a corner for an hour.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:11 pm

It is not making fun of the OP's effort. It is making fun of sex and of the ambiguity of the English language, which is just one of those human activities that presents infinite possibilities for humor. Also, while having to struggle with sex, bringing a balanced approach to it in our lives can be very difficult, let us not be grim about our practice.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby rowboat » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Aren't you almost 70 years old? Anyway, I can't hear you very well. The corner you are standing in creates that muffled effect. Think of the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons.
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
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That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Justsit » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:21 pm

tiltbillings wrote:...sex... infinite possibilities for humor

Unfortunately, most often of the drudgingly predictable adolescent variety that was trite when Nixon was president... :zzz:
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:29 pm

Justsit wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:...sex... infinite possibilities for humor

Unfortunately, most often of the drudgingly predictable adolescent variety that was trite when Nixon was president... :zzz:
That is just the nature of the beast.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Aloka » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:17 pm

Attaching this to your computer might help, guys.



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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:07 pm

Aloka wrote:Attaching this to your computer might help, guys.



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The picture did not show up on my system, but I gather it says: "No porn." Something like this:

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Aloka » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:04 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Aloka wrote:Attaching this to your computer might help, guys.



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The picture did not show up on my system, but I gather it says: "No porn." Something like this:

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Yes, except it was just a sign and didn't have the woman with it !


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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Sam Vara » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:18 pm

If you find that the sign actually arouses you, then you might be in need of some stronger measures. Hang tough!
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