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Re: Chan rak khun/Jeg elsker dig/Ti amo/Te quiero/I love you

Postby plwk » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:57 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: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:21 pm

beeblebrox wrote:Dear Yawares,

I want to say that I appreciate your posts, I think that they're very open. It's always good for practice.

I don't have any ring to give... but I like the triple gem.

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Dear Beeblebrox,

Oh...TRIPLE GEM ...THE BEST GEM of all !!!...how about necklace for your sweetheart/mom ??

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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby equilibrium » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:30 pm

The "real" gem is Nibbana is it not?
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Re: Chan rak khun/Jeg elsker dig/Ti amo/Te quiero/I love you

Postby yawares » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:19 pm

:heart: Dear Plwk/Members :heart:

Love love the cats/Momoko :heart: ...Do you know these songs:

big hit when I was a teenager!! :heart:
Sukiyaki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35DrtPlUbc

Sayonara= goodbye: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUeWPQHzycg

Sayonara..a big hit movie..very sad : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F8UktuZJ5U

BUT I WANT YOU ALL TO BE HAPPY :smile: ...VALENTINE's DAY is tomorrow :heart: so these songs to cheer you up :tongue: :toast:

Lion sleeps tonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SBjSQweDsQ

Uptown Girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby manas » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:48 am

After my previous experiences, I'm very hesitant to get involved with any woman, for fear of the 'suffer ring' that the Venerable mentioned. But I do have a cat who lives with me, maybe I could give her some chopped liver today as a special treat :pig: She would certainly love me mucho mucho for that... :D

But I'm truly happy for you, Yarawes. :smile: A household where husband and wife are both Buddhist must be much more harmonious and peaceful than what I experienced. I wish you many beautiful ornaments, both the physical ones and the 'ornaments for the mind'. I hope that you and your husband can walk the Path together.

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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby manas » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:21 am

equilibrium wrote:The "real" gem is Nibbana is it not?


I don't think anyone here would dispute that. Regarding the physical ones though:

"In five ways, young householder, should a wife as the West be ministered to by a husband:


(i) by being courteous to her,
(ii) by not despising her,
(iii) by being faithful to her,
(iv) by handing over authority to her,
(v) by providing her with adornments.
"The wife thus ministered to as the West by her husband shows her compassion to her husband in five ways:


(i) she performs her duties well,
(ii) she is hospitable to relations and attendants[10]
(iii) she is faithful,
(iv) she protects what he brings,
(v) she is skilled and industrious in discharging her duties.
"In these five ways does the wife show her compassion to her husband who ministers to her as the West. Thus is the West covered by him and made safe and secure.

(from the Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html


So it seems to me, it's ok for a husband to 'provide adornments' for his wife...

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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby shaunc » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:32 am

manas wrote:
equilibrium wrote:The "real" gem is Nibbana is it not?


I don't think anyone here would dispute that. Regarding the physical ones though:

"In five ways, young householder, should a wife as the West be ministered to by a husband:


(i) by being courteous to her,
(ii) by not despising her,
(iii) by being faithful to her,
(iv) by handing over authority to her,
(v) by providing her with adornments.
"The wife thus ministered to as the West by her husband shows her compassion to her husband in five ways:


(i) she performs her duties well,
(ii) she is hospitable to relations and attendants[10]
(iii) she is faithful,
(iv) she protects what he brings,
(v) she is skilled and industrious in discharging her duties.
"In these five ways does the wife show her compassion to her husband who ministers to her as the West. Thus is the West covered by him and made safe and secure.

(from the Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html


So it seems to me, it's ok for a husband to 'provide adornments' for his wife...

:anjali:


It's more than ok, it's recommended.
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:29 pm

shaunc wrote:
manas wrote:
equilibrium wrote:The "real" gem is Nibbana is it not?


I don't think anyone here would dispute that. Regarding the physical ones though:

"In five ways, young householder, should a wife as the West be ministered to by a husband:


(i) by being courteous to her,
(ii) by not despising her,
(iii) by being faithful to her,
(iv) by handing over authority to her,
(v) by providing her with adornments.
"The wife thus ministered to as the West by her husband shows her compassion to her husband in five ways:


(i) she performs her duties well,
(ii) she is hospitable to relations and attendants[10]
(iii) she is faithful,
(iv) she protects what he brings,
(v) she is skilled and industrious in discharging her duties.
"In these five ways does the wife show her compassion to her husband who ministers to her as the West. Thus is the West covered by him and made safe and secure.

(from the Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html


So it seems to me, it's ok for a husband to 'provide adornments' for his wife...

:anjali:


It's more than ok, it's recommended.

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Re: Chan rak khun/Jeg elsker dig/Ti amo/Te quiero/I love you

Postby yawares » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:46 pm

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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:07 pm

Dear Members....more beautiful gem jewelry/information for gem-lovers.

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Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thuramali" (තුරමලි) or "Thoramalli" (තෝරමල්ලි), which applied to different gemstones found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, USA.

Brazilian untreated bi-color tourmaline Mined and cut in Brazil..very expensive!
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Green Tourmaline
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Gorillas In The Mist!!

Postby yawares » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:11 pm

Dear Members,

Yesterday, I watched the movie 'GORILLAS IN THE MIST'....very good indeed. :twothumbsup:

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Gorillas in the Mist is a 1988 American drama film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey. It tells the true-life story of her work in Rwanda with Mountain Gorillas and was nominated for five Academy Awards.

A Kentucky woman named Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by the anthropologist Louis Leakey (Ian Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. To this end, she writes ceaselessly to him for a job cataloguing and studying the rare mountain gorillas of Africa. With some effort, she manages to convince Leakey of her conviction and devotion to the cause at hand after personally approaching him following a lecture on his part in 1966. Thereafter, Fossey embarks into the Congo, where Leakey and his foundation equip her with the necessary equipment and housing to achieve personal contact with the gorillas, and introduce her to a local animal tracker, Sembagare (John Omirah Miluwi), to assist her in her endeavors. Settling deep in the jungle, Fossey and Sembagare manage to locate a troop of gorillas, but they are ultimately displaced by the events of an ongoing civil war after being forcibly evicted from their research site by Congolese soldiers, who accuse Fossey of being a foreign spy and agitator.

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I must say that this is a top movie...and I like it very much...wish you all watch it too, that's why I don't tell you how the movie end.

Love it! :heart:
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Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby yawares » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:13 pm

Dear Members,

Please come fly with me again...this time to Athens, Greece.

The Acropolis of Athens, with the Parthenon
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Once we flew out of Karachi, Pakistan...after 4 days off. We all were so fresh on board, Thor, the super handsome steward who looked/built so much like Rock Hudson(Hollywood actor) was in such a good mood he decorated the food trolley for the first class so beautifully with 2 small Viking ships made from bananas/toothpicks/red cherries.To see him is to love him..his blue-eyes so blue..his golden blond hair reminded me of the song "Close To You": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp6iz--LitA

He told me his name 'Thor' means 'God of thunder', we worked together in the first class. 2 fc.passengers took pictures of us..my head was only level to his shoulder, he was tall/looked like a Greek god. And he was very nice, when we stopped in Athens for 40 mins at the airport, a local woman came up to clean the cabin, when she finished and about to leave..Thor put fruits/beautiful decorated chocolate desserts(left over from serving) in 2 bags and gave to the cleaner..she was so happy!!!.
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Then the pilot in command told us about the engine trouble, we had to announce indefinite delay, passengers were transported to a hotel. And all crews were so happy to tour Athens during delay 1 day( until we got the spare part for the engine).During the tour, I was sitting by the 2nd pilot and he told me that Thor lived in with his Swedish pilot-friend, Thor is a gayman!!!

Coincidently...Rock Hudson was a gayman too, he died of HIV years ago. Many SAS stewards I worked with were gay-men and a few of them graduated from Chef-school.

Yes yes...Athens is so beautiful..Acropolis/Athens Harbor/Athens Marina!!!

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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby EmptyShadow » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:09 am

Was 'Thor' his real name? :thinking:
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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby danieLion » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:01 am

Thanks yawares; if I'm ever able to do travel, Greece is on the top of my list. In and ideal world, I'd live there now. :anjali:
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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby danieLion » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:04 am

EmptyShadow wrote:Was 'Thor' his real name? :thinking:

From Wikipedia.
In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar (runic þonar ᚦᛟᚾᚨᚱ), stemming from a Common Germanic *Þunraz (meaning "thunder").

Ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjölnir, were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day") bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today.

In Norse mythology, largely recorded in Iceland from traditional material stemming from Scandinavia, numerous tales and information about Thor are provided. In these sources, Thor bears at least fourteen names, is the husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif, is the lover of the jötunn Járnsaxa, and is generally described as fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded.[1] With Sif, Thor fathered the goddess (and possible valkyrie) Þrúðr; with Járnsaxa, he fathered Magni; with a mother whose name is not recorded, he fathered Móði, and he is the stepfather of the god Ullr. The same sources list Thor as the son of the god Odin and the personified earth, Fjörgyn, and by way of Odin, Thor has numerous brothers. Thor has two servants, Þjálfi and Röskva, rides in a cart or chariot pulled by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (that he eats and resurrects), and is ascribed three dwellings (Bilskirnir, Þrúðheimr, and Þrúðvangr). Thor wields the mountain-crushing hammer, Mjölnir, wears the belt Megingjörð and the iron gloves Járngreipr, and owns the staff Gríðarvölr. Thor's exploits, including his relentless slaughter of his foes and fierce battles with the monstrous serpent Jörmungandr—and their foretold mutual deaths during the events of Ragnarök—are recorded throughout sources for Norse mythology.
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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby yawares » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:47 pm

EmptyShadow wrote:Was 'Thor' his real name? :thinking:


Dear EmptyShadow,

Yes, it must be his real name..SAS crews called him 'Thor'...Just picture 'Rock Hudson' with blond hair/blue eyes..Rock/Thor were the most handsome gay-men I've ever seen!!!

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Because of 'Thor', I found the trick to get away from pilots' flirtings without made them mad/hate me(some people couldn't stand rejection)...I told them I was a lesbian...and it worked !!! :jumping:

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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby EmptyShadow » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:38 pm

danieLion wrote:
EmptyShadow wrote:Was 'Thor' his real name? :thinking:

From Wikipedia.
In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar (runic þonar ᚦᛟᚾᚨᚱ), stemming from a Common Germanic *Þunraz (meaning "thunder").

Ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjölnir, were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day") bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today.

In Norse mythology, largely recorded in Iceland from traditional material stemming from Scandinavia, numerous tales and information about Thor are provided. In these sources, Thor bears at least fourteen names, is the husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif, is the lover of the jötunn Járnsaxa, and is generally described as fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded.[1] With Sif, Thor fathered the goddess (and possible valkyrie) Þrúðr; with Járnsaxa, he fathered Magni; with a mother whose name is not recorded, he fathered Móði, and he is the stepfather of the god Ullr. The same sources list Thor as the son of the god Odin and the personified earth, Fjörgyn, and by way of Odin, Thor has numerous brothers. Thor has two servants, Þjálfi and Röskva, rides in a cart or chariot pulled by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (that he eats and resurrects), and is ascribed three dwellings (Bilskirnir, Þrúðheimr, and Þrúðvangr). Thor wields the mountain-crushing hammer, Mjölnir, wears the belt Megingjörð and the iron gloves Járngreipr, and owns the staff Gríðarvölr. Thor's exploits, including his relentless slaughter of his foes and fierce battles with the monstrous serpent Jörmungandr—and their foretold mutual deaths during the events of Ragnarök—are recorded throughout sources for Norse mythology.


Yes i know that Thor is from the norse mythology. There is even movie and marvel comics about him :reading:
That's why i was wondering if the name is used in nordic countries as real name or it was just a nickname that the steward used? :shrug:

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Because of 'Thor', I found the trick to get away from pilots' flirtings without made them mad/hate me(some people couldn't stand rejection)...I told them I was a lesbian...and it worked !!! :jumping:

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Oh so you broke the 5 precepts to get out of bad situation? :tongue:
Just kidding, i know you dont wanna risk the lives of the passengers by upseting the pilot :lol:
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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby yawares » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:33 pm

danieLion wrote:Thanks yawares; if I'm ever able to do travel, Greece is on the top of my list. In and ideal world, I'd live there now. :anjali:


Dear DanieLion,

I have a picture of Greek God of Thunder/Lightening... for you :jumping:
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Re: Milli Vanilli Death

Postby yawares » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:18 pm

Dear Members,

Today I read the news:
Fabrice Morvan -- better known as one half of duo Milli Vanilli -- tells TMZ ... he's sort of a trailblazer ... because nowadays almost EVERYBODY in pop music lip-syncs their songs.
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But definitely not Vanessa Williams!

Miss USA: Vanessa L. Williams
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Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963), known professionally as Vanessa L. Williams or Vanessa Williams, is an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. In 1983, she became the first African American woman crowned Miss America, but a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Suzette Charles of New Jersey. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. She is the most successful former Miss America winner in the field of entertainment.

Save the best for last: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EdmHSTwmWY

Colors of the Wind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=J8r ... =endscreen

Love Is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc8CTnD6reg

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Re: Ricky Nelson's Death

Postby yawares » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Dear Members,

This afternoon is pretty much like spring in Texas, my plants start to have new leaves/new buds..the weather is so nice to work in my front/backyard. With my boombox playing songs, I can work all afternoon with happy heart :heart: :jumping:

:hello: Welcome to my world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHzoJOBl_jM

New moon on monday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7i1RehnlzU

Angel in the morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHplvCzZokE

Train - Drops Of Jupiter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc

:heart: P.S. I love you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDNeGW5qrfo

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