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Louis CK and sadness

Postby bazzaman » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:24 pm

Any Louis CK fans here? If so you will probably enjoy this unusually deep (for mainstream media) take on cell phones. (mobiles to some)
http://youtu.be/5HbYScltf1c
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby SDC » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:58 pm

Love Louie CK. Such an intelligent guy.
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby danieLion » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:15 am

thanks bazzaman:
He's a sage. :heart:
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:50 am

He's my favorite stand up comic, right now. He's a genius!

I think my favorite quote of his is "Everything's amazing, nobody's happy." It's a very deep insight into western civilization and human nature itself _ not to mention relevant to the dhamma.

I can't see the video from where I am (Portugal).
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby bazzaman » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:13 pm

Hey Modus, here's another link to try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HbYScltf1c
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Samma » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:38 pm

LCK: "life is tremendously sad, just by being in it"

Pascal: “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.”
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Thanks bazzaman, but it doesn't work either. But if it's part of the interview on Conan, I saw it. Excelent!
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:23 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:26 pm

I don't think his point is about sadness.

I think his point is that people have compulsive habits like smart phone use, overating, drinking, surfing the net, bickering on the net, etc, because they are terrified being alone with themselves and whatever comes up.

In other words, exactly what the dhamma asks us to do. Be alone with ourselves, with whatever comes up, without running away.

I can't think of a video more appropriate for this board, thanks for starting this thread.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:41 pm

Jhana4 wrote:I don't think his point is about sadness.

I think his point is that people have compulsive habits like smart phone use, overating, drinking, surfing the net, bickering on the net, etc, because they are terrified being alone with themselves and whatever comes up.

In other words, exactly what the dhamma asks us to do. Be alone with ourselves, with whatever comes up, without running away.

I can't think of a video more appropriate for this board, thanks for starting this thread.


+1

One of his favorite books is Dharma Bums, so... :)
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Re: Louis CK and sadness

Postby Sokehi » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:17 pm

a great video!
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