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 Post subject: I give up
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:22 pm 
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I don't give up on Buddhism. Chaz would relish in that a little too much. I give up on myself. I don't know why. I just do.
I got a pretty nasty virus Saturday evening - probably the one you have KDT - and I threw up all night long, slept alone and miserable, had stupid 1850s antebellum American Senate dreams: "I say, Mishtuh Congressman, my constituency will stand for these here foibles, nor will I allow myself to transgress the oath that I took as representative..." I watched movies all day Sunday. Stupid meaningless movies. I had to recuperate. Then my girlfriend got sick on Monday, so I tended to her. Now everyone's back to health and I don't care about anything anymore, porn has even lost appeal. **** the world. **** you, ****me, **** it. We're all gonna be just dirt in the ground.

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Maybe your practice is working?

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:02 am 
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I agree with Virgo. I just had a similar breakthrough myself.

Check this out: http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?o ... 5&Itemid=0

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Epistemes wrote:
porn has even lost appeal.


Porn had an appeal? I always saw it as being pretty gross, even before being Buddhist. So at least you are on the right track if it is no longer appealing to you.

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**** the world. **** you, ****me, **** it. We're all gonna be just dirt in the ground.


Sounds like indifference, an improvement, but near enemy to the desired brahma-vihara of equanimity.

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Virgo wrote:
Maybe your practice is working?

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There's no practice, only shadows.

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:34 am 
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Use it as motivation for practice.


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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Epistemes wrote:
Virgo wrote:
Maybe your practice is working?

Kevin


There's no practice, only shadows.


If you see that, then you are on the right track.


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 Post subject: Re: I give up
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:31 am 
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So now that you have given up are you gonna get the tattoo removed?

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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gregkavarnos wrote:
So now that you have given up are you gonna get the tattoo removed?


Yes, and I am thinking of getting it replaced with the White Tree of Gondor

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or something more James Brown

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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That's obviously a post-mortem icon of James Brown the guy has tatooed on his chest.

As for Gondor, I think I prefer the Orcs! Gondor is a little too "white" and angst ridden for my liking.
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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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gregkavarnos wrote:
That's obviously a post-mortem icon of James Brown the guy has tatooed on his chest.

As for Gondor, I think I prefer the Orcs! Gondor is a little too "white" and angst ridden for my liking.
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Nah Greg you are more Gimli the dwarf.

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antebellum American Senate dreams ...

hahahaha

Sorry ... that's just awesome. I dunno why it just is.

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Mine’s a tale that can’t be told, my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T’was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her … yeah


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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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So........
do you think this feeling is permanent?

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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PadmaVonSamba wrote:
So........
do you think this feeling is permanent?


Nothing's permanent, silly monk.

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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gregkavarnos wrote:
That's obviously a post-mortem icon of James Brown the guy has tatooed on his chest.

As for Gondor, I think I prefer the Orcs! Gondor is a little too "white" and angst ridden for my liking.
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It may sound like blasphemy but A Song of Ice and Fire is way better.


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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Nangwa wrote:
It may sound like blasphemy but A Song of Ice and Fire is way better.

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Nangwa wrote:
It may sound like blasphemy but A Song of Ice and Fire is way better.

:jawdrop:

Heretic. Burn.

I know right. I dare not speak such words in the presence of my brothers-in-law.


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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Nangwa wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Nangwa wrote:
It may sound like blasphemy but A Song of Ice and Fire is way better.

:jawdrop:

Heretic. Burn.

I know right. I dare not speak such words in the presence of my brothers-in-law.


Actually I speekee your language. A few of my friends have been telling me it's the best thing since sliced bread. And now we have it on the TV too so I suppose I should get reading/watching ...

But enough of this, back to Epistemes' whining ...


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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
But enough of this, back to Epistemes' whining ...


Thank you. I was beginning to wonder....

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Epistemes wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
But enough of this, back to Epistemes' whining ...


Thank you. I was beginning to wonder....

Which piece of you is the essential part? Where is your essential being? Is it your hair, your nails, skin, teeth? Your feelings? If so is it anger, happiness? Aren't feelings always changing? So where is this essential being?

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 Post subject: Re: I give up
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Virgo wrote:
Epistemes wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
But enough of this, back to Epistemes' whining ...


Thank you. I was beginning to wonder....

Which piece of you is the essential part? Where is your essential being? Is it your hair, your nails, skin, teeth? Your feelings? If so is it anger, happiness? Aren't feelings always changing? So where is this essential being?

Kevin


It's my medulla oblongata.

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