Ripping out eye balls

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chownah wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:21 pm Isn't it amazing that the english language actually has a word for ripping out ones own eyeballs?
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Just one word? What is it? 🤔
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Pondera wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:45 am
chownah wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:21 pm Isn't it amazing that the english language actually has a word for ripping out ones own eyeballs?
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Just one word? What is it? 🤔
self-ennucleation.....see my previous post
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chownah wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:46 am
Pondera wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:45 am
chownah wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:21 pm Isn't it amazing that the english language actually has a word for ripping out ones own eyeballs?
chownah
Just one word? What is it? 🤔
self-ennucleation.....see my previous post
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Mmm. Thanks. Didn’t see that.
“Monk, the property of light, the property of beauty, the property of the dimension of the infinitude of space, the property of the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, the property of the dimension of nothingness: These properties are to be reached as perception attainments.[2] The property of the dimension of neither perception nor non-perception is to be reached as a remnant-of-fabrications attainment. The property of the cessation of feeling & perception is to be reached as a cessation attainment."[3]

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DooDoot wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:14 am Thig 14.1 says:
Lay people are not monks


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CORNWALL See't shalt thou never. Fellows, hold the chair.
Upon these eyes of thine I'll set my foot.
GLOUCESTER He that will think to live till he be old, 75
Give me some help! O cruel! O you gods!
REGAN One side will mock another; the other too.
CORNWALL If you see vengeance,--
First Servant Hold your hand, my lord:
I have served you ever since I was a child; 80
But better service have I never done you
Than now to bid you hold.
REGAN How now, you dog!
First Servant If you did wear a beard upon your chin,
I'd shake it on this quarrel. What do you mean? 85
CORNWALL My villain!
[They draw and fight]
First Servant Nay, then, come on, and take the chance of anger.
REGAN Give me thy sword. A peasant stand up thus!
[Takes a sword, and runs at him behind]
First Servant O, I am slain! My lord, you have one eye left
To see some mischief on him. O! 90
[Dies]
CORNWALL Lest it see more, prevent it. Out, vile jelly!
Where is thy lustre now?
GLOUCESTER All dark and comfortless. Where's my son Edmund?
Edmund, enkindle all the sparks of nature,
To quit this horrid act.

(King Lear, Act3, Scene 7)
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