Choices: Offer three choices

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Choices: Offer three choices

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:12 am

Hello all,

Time for a new game?


Choose one from three, and offer three more:


Eagle
bald or golden or soar?
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Guy » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:30 am

bald

Dr Phil, George Costanza, Homer Simpson
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Jechbi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:52 am

Homer

Baseball or Plato or Doh!
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby cooran » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:27 am

baseball

cap, rule, game
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby BlackBird » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:25 am

game

Anicca, Anatta or Dukkha?
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Jechbi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:16 pm

Dukkha

past or present or future
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Rhino » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:58 pm

present

lust, hate or delusion?
With best wishes

Only in a vertical view, straight down into the abyss of his own personal existence, is a man capable of apprehending the perilous insecurity of his situation; and only a man who does apprehend this is prepared to listen to the Buddha's Teaching.
Nanavira Thera - Notes on Dhamma

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Tex » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:00 pm

Lust.

Sex or blood or money?
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby cooran » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:41 pm

Blood

Pressure, Bank, Donation
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:38 pm

Bank

Organ, Blood, River
“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: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Tex » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:47 pm

Organ.

Pipe or chamber or electronic?
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby cooran » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:39 am

chamber

horrors, commerce, maid
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Tex » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:04 am

Maid.

Meter, honor, old?
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:23 am

Old

Tooheys, man, decrepit?
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby cooran » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:34 am

Tooheys

XXXX, Bitter, Gold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XXXX
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Tex » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:37 pm

Gold.

Standard, ring, medal?
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus


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