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Hollow Weens

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:27 pm

For those of you who live in that fabled place, the United States of Mordor, and for some of you who don't:

http://www.flavorwire.com/339253/20-inc ... n-costumes

Have a hallowed evening.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby yawares » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:58 pm

Ben wrote:For those of you who live in that fabled place, the United States of Mordor, and for some of you who don't:

http://www.flavorwire.com/339253/20-inc ... n-costumes

Have a hallowed evening.

Dear Ben,
Since my daughter left home many years ago..I don't do anything on Halloween anymore...but I'll buy Halloween cookies...cute/yummy! Do Australian people play Halloween?


http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... en+cookies

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... gac&sado=1

yawares :heart: cookies/cup cakes

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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:16 pm

Hi Yawares,

Most people in Australia don't celebrate Halloween. Its only been very recent that stores started stocking tacky Halloween masks and other paraphenalia and strange out-of-season orange coloured pumpkins. Its generally seen as a commercially-inspired imported cultural artifact.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:33 pm

I gotta say that while I disapprove of the weirdly sexualized/intoxicated nature of most Halloween parties, it does give me a chance to dress outlandishly without censure, which is always a plus.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:38 pm

My favorite piece of Halloween music (or at least it should be Halloween music): The Swan of Tuonella by Jan Sibelius:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUAmi6WIfuU&feature=related

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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:41 pm

“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:03 am

Cittasanto wrote:its "hop tu naa"

That's not what we called it when we were building Stonehenge :tongue:

The Christians needed a way of appropriating Samhain so much that they even moved their corresponding holy day to match it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween#Christian_influences
They didn't even go to that much trouble for Midwinter/Christmas or Spring (Fertility)/Easter.

What comes around goes around, though. The Christians have now lost it to the Mammonites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon

:namaste:
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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:15 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:Mammonites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon

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Mammonites, may not be the ones in pews, but they certainly tend to be the ones on the stage.
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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:43 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:its "hop tu naa"

That's not what we called it when we were building Stonehenge :tongue:

The Christians needed a way of appropriating Samhain so much that they even moved their corresponding holy day to match it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween#Christian_influences
They didn't even go to that much trouble for Midwinter/Christmas or Spring (Fertility)/Easter.

What comes around goes around, though. The Christians have now lost it to the Mammonites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon

:namaste:
Kim

wrong country!
we still celebrate it here :)
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“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:40 am

I love Halloween and all its works. October is an especially busy month for people like me. Here's me performing at a fundraiser tonight.
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Re: Hollow Weens

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:46 am

BubbaBuddhist wrote:I love Halloween and all its works. October is an especially busy month for people like me. Here's me performing at a fundraiser tonight.
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I DO so enjoy my work :P

The leopard spots suit you!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.


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