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Flush with the lid down!

Postby plwk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:29 am

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: Flush with the lid down!

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:43 am

Thank you for that, plwk ... I think.

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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:15 am

I can only imagine the tasty visual morsel that plwk has served up for us.
I guess I'll find out when I go home tomorrow to an internet connection that is not mediated via carrier pidgeon..
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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:00 am

Oh, crap!!!
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby cooran » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:34 am

Un-holy Sh-t!!!!
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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby Annapurna » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:50 pm

Our tiolets are separate, in a room next to the shower and sink bathroom...

and folks, don't get too paranoid. We are all have some pretty good immunity to the germs we are used to.

That's why we get diarrhea much more easily when we travel--our immunity system is not familiar with the germs that are prevalent there and who the local folks can deal with through having been exposed.

Sort of like the Native Americans dying from usually harmless European children diseases, when they first came in contact with them.

And even if you had germs on your toothbrush--you put toothpaste on, which kills most of them, and you don't just lick the brush off and swallow, and so forth...

what matters is the amount of germs. With a smaller quantity, we can build up more immunity, while our body kills them, with a large amount, we go into a cleaning process such as diarrhea, to remove the excess.

If we're never getting in contact with any germs, due to too much desinfection, it's actually bad for a healthy individual's immune system, as it needs to have challenges and "training units", to stay in good shape.

Theory goes, that if the immunity system is being underchallenged, by too much desinfection, it still wants to play with something and then picks pollen and other things instead, to play war with them.

Everything in our body has a purpose and needs to be occupied and "entertained", if you will, with "duties".

Quite like the sex drive.

Even if there is no partner around to make babies with, it still wants to do it's thing and keeps nagging to the mind.

...Don't do enough sports and lie around all day and your heart muscle will lose ONE THIRD of it's size after a few days of laying around.

That's why people get mobilized as soon as possible after ops.

Could go on but you're probably bored by now or thinking about how to contradict me, so I will stop. ;)
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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:02 pm

When I was a wee lad, we wallowed in the dirt and mud. Later our moms hosed us off in the yard before allowing us inside. As it turns out, soil has millions of beneficial bacterial that fights malicious germs. Also boosts the immune system. Parents today keep their kids in sterile environments and the little rugrats stay sick it seems . My immune system is like iron, I hardly ever catch anything, and when I do it's gone in a couple of days. Thanks Mom, for letting me eat mudpies.

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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby Annapurna » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:18 pm

Same here....sait in the rain in puddles and played with the mud... :D
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Re: Flush with the lid down!

Postby Annapurna » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:19 pm

sat... :roll:
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