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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:33 pm

I dont think anyone has... :anjali:
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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:43 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:Enlightened ?
Half the time they werent even funny !


Heh, yesterday I was thinking of posting something about how I'd never met a Buddhist who wasn't into Monty Python.
Guess I spoke or well - thought too soon.

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:12 pm

I am being generous Blackbird. :smile: My husband who is a long time Buddhist, and fan of your Flights Of The Conchords, LOATHS M.P. with a passion...Just dont get him started..
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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Fede » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:14 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:..... Plus, if John Cleese was Enlightened, what happened to turn him into a bore ? NO no no...


John Cleese is Buddhist.
He narrated "The Tibetan book of living & Dying" for the blind, too.....

Just thought I'd mention it...... :juggling:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:18 pm

Fede wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:..... Plus, if John Cleese was Enlightened, what happened to turn him into a bore ? NO no no...


John Cleese is Buddhist.
He narrated "The Tibetan book of living & Dying" for the blind, too.....

Just thought I'd mention it...... :juggling:

An Enlightened Buddhist Fede ?

Anyway other than Fawlty, he is still a bore, Buddhist or no.
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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:09 pm

They're not enlightened, they're just very naughty boys... :popcorn:

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Rui Sousa » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:46 pm

alan wrote:Guess I should have inserted one of those silly little yellow people. I didn't think anyone would take that too seriously...


Maybe the Ministry of Silly Little Yellow people ? :smile:

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby alan » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:15 am

Or the Ministry of Miniscule Mustard-faced Madmen.
Tell you the truth, those little lemon bastards are freakin' me out over there!

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Fede » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:38 am

Sanghamitta wrote:
Fede wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:..... Plus, if John Cleese was Enlightened, what happened to turn him into a bore ? NO no no...


John Cleese is Buddhist.
He narrated "The Tibetan book of living & Dying" for the blind, too.....

Just thought I'd mention it...... :juggling:

An Enlightened Buddhist Fede ?

Anyway other than Fawlty, he is still a bore, Buddhist or no.

Oh I never meant that he wasn't boring..... I just thought it was an irony that he's Buddhist.
The old either become eccentric, or old farts.

I fully intend to fall into the former category, should I reach that point, even..... :woohoo:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:14 am

the question is if there are any rational people out there? also included in the op is the word sane!

obviously there are many non-rational people here, which is evident from the BLASPHEMING on this thread!!!
you should all bow down and pray to the holy handgranade that the Beast of Caerbannog does not get you, that the Black night is mercyfull and does not chew your anchles, and have a shrubery ready so that the knignts who say Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptang Zoo Boing Zow Zing (Formally the knights who say Ni) allow you safe passage.
alternatively Pray that the saviour who comes with a 9 bladed sword does not smite you in their Holy Name!
so take communion of the Waffer Thin Mint and REPENT!

but now it is time for something completely different!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:35 am

I like a lot of Monty Python sketches too, actually :group: I never realised Mr. Clease was a Buddhist (not that it matters, of course --- if we were to choose a religion simply because of celebrity endorsement this place would probably be a whole lot LESS rational than it is now!)

As for rational dhammawheel users, I think we all have our moments :D

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:34 am

While we are being silly I would like to take the opportunity to inform our American cousins that it is NOT " Monty Pye-THON " the pronunciation is " Monty PY-thun." The final syllable is a "thun" sound, not "thon" and the emphasis is on the the third, not fourth syllable. :quote: Monty PY-thun. :quote: Now I will leave you to have a little practice at that... :smile:
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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:53 am

Right you are, Sanghamitta.

Top o' the morning to ye.

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:01 pm

And may the wind be always at your back Retrofuturist.

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby phil » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:38 am

Hi Alan

Welcome aboard.

Personally, I find some of the Dhamma points that can be objected to from a rational point of view - and there's a part of my mind that does so - operate on another level (?) to motivate and inspire. Take for example the teaching that if one abstains from breaking a precept, one thereby provides safety to innumerable beings. So abstaining from a drink, for example, protects countless beings. That isn't rational, but it's inspirational, and works to conditoin abstinence. There are other stories of the Buddha (or great Arahats) suddenly disappearing from where they are to reappear in the presence of a meditator, to give them timely guidance. Irrational, but stirring. It's very hard to live a life rooted in wholesome behaviour without inspiration, I think. Of course, the way practicing the Dhamma uproots harmful tendencies and opens the mind to wisdom is inspiring in a very rational way as well.

Anyways, welcome again.

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Re: Hi! Any rational people out there?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:52 am

Out of curiosity, is rationale objective or subjective?

I understood rationale to be subjective, so asking if there are rational people around is tautological: all people would say they are rational.

... or would they? I guess this thread disproves what I just said :D


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