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If the shoe fits...

Postby appicchato » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:56 pm

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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:20 pm

"The act of engaging in useless yet intellectually stimulating conversation, usually as an excuse to avoid taking constructive action in your ]life."


Time to shut down the internet.
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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby appicchato » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:29 pm

:coffee:
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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:45 pm

:shock:
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:00 pm

:juggling: :thinking: :coffee: :reading: :soap: :popcorn: :tongue:

Sorry got carried away in engaging in useless yet intellectually stimulating conversation. But sometimes there is:

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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby BlackBird » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:25 am

In my more unmindful periods I can easily waste several hours a day on wikipedia, reading about small carribean nations, giant speckled insects and the nuances of cardboard construction.

The issue with the 'masturbation' analogy here is that there is no 'finish' to sense desire through the mind. Usually I 'pedia 'till I get frustrated with the fact that i've spent all day on the 'pedia. Then I 'beat my breast' and lament my situation and maybe go do the dishes or something.

I dunno...

I like Buddhism :smile:
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:40 am

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/

Many hours of eye-candy and stuff. Just what you need for going weak sighted and getting hairy palms and sapped energy and going feeble minded.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby christopher::: » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:25 pm

BlackBird wrote:In my more unmindful periods I can easily waste several hours a day on wikipedia, reading about small carribean nations, giant speckled insects and the nuances of cardboard construction.

The issue with the 'masturbation' analogy here is that there is no 'finish' to sense desire through the mind. Usually I 'pedia 'till I get frustrated with the fact that i've spent all day on the 'pedia.


The truly scary thing is the risk of going blind from such cyber self-flagellation is actually quite real...
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009
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Re: If the shoe fits...

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:01 am

:coffee: :anjali: :meditate:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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