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Stratosphere stair climb

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Stratosphere stair climb

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:15 pm

I posted this on facebook, but thought I'd share it here too.

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Scale the Strat race was yesterday in Las Vegas. Finished in 13:59 for the 1455 steps, 108 floors. 16th place in age division; oh well, looks like I'm much better at the mental "sports" of chess and pistol shooting.

50-59 age-group results:
http://www.hallucinationsports.com/even ... 3824979856
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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

Postby robertk » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:37 pm

Looking fit and lean!

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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

Postby Sam Vara » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:42 pm

Congratulations - that's impressive stuff, David! I wouldn't want to race you. When you can do it while playing chess you will have achieved a good balance of the physical and the mental!

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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:31 pm

I could probably manage better than 13 hours 59 minutes.
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Postby waterchan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:08 pm

quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
(Anything in Latin sounds profound.)

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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

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quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
(Anything in Latin sounds profound.)

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:39 pm

Nice time, better than I could of done :shrug:


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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:50 pm

Well done, David!
“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.
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:56 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby lyndon taylor » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:01 pm

I was thinking about that hours, minutes thing too!!!! makes a big difference!!
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

Postby manas » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:03 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Stratosphere stair climb

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."


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