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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.

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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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tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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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?

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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,
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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.
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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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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!
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"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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