Greetings from the Western Empire

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Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby FlyingCow » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:27 pm

My name is Flying Cow, and George Bush has ruined my life.

I had a successful business and it went down the tubes because of the Bushism, as I like to call it, depression that this evil man has created. Now all I have is my hat that says "Cheney - Satan 08" and my beaten up Jeep.

I am a citizen of the American Empire that is crumbling. Buddhism has helped me cope a little, but I still need to get another business going again or a good job so I can get back on my feet. My business has crashed, but I still have a little of my sanity.

Your forum looks very fine.

Flying Cow

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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby Jechbi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:28 pm

Welcome, and hang in there!

Here's an avatar for you, if you're still looking:
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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby FlyingCow » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:39 pm

Thanks, that looks like me.

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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:18 pm

FlyingCow wrote:My name is Flying Cow, and George Bush has ruined my life.



Considering the thousands of people who have died as result of Bush's war in Iraq, at least you have a life. That is something, at least, for which you can be thankful.
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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby Ben » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Hi FlyingOx

Thanks for writing an intro and I am sorry that your business went bust.
I wish you all the very best with a new business venture or employment. and be sure to utilise this forum for support and companionship on the path.
Metta

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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi Ben,
Ben wrote:Hi FlyingOx

Isn't this a case of bovine misidentification?

Mike

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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:54 pm

Greetings FlyingCow,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby zavk » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:31 am

mikenz66 wrote:Hi Ben,
Ben wrote:Hi FlyingOx

Isn't this a case of bovine misidentification?

Mike


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Welcome FlyingCow!
With metta,
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Re: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi mike
mikenz66 wrote:Hi Ben,
Ben wrote:Hi FlyingOx

Isn't this a case of bovine misidentification?

Mike


What can I say...
posts written either first thing in the morning or after a long day - never a good idea!
My apologies to the Flying Cow and FlyingOx.
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: Greetings from the Western Empire

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Hi & Welcome
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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