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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?
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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
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

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

game

Anicca, Anatta or Dukkha?
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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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

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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?
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

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

Blood

Pressure, Bank, Donation
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:38 pm

Bank

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

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

Organ.

Pipe or chamber or electronic?
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

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

chamber

horrors, commerce, maid
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

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

Maid.

Meter, honor, old?
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:23 am

Old

Tooheys, man, decrepit?
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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
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Re: Choices: Offer three choices

Postby Tex » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:37 pm

Gold.

Standard, ring, medal?
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