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by Placid-pool
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Catfight
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: Catfight

:jumping: :jumping: :jumping:
by Placid-pool
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Catfight
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: Catfight

If you put both pictures together with Anabel's cat on the left it looks like she is hurling abuse at him and he is flattened by the power of her invective! Both lovely cats though - Maximus looks like my old TT - big ginger bruiser who did night shifts as babysitter for the kittens of wild mother c...
by Placid-pool
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)
Replies: 75
Views: 7537

Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell

Oh dear - bright blessings for a quick and full recovery.
by Placid-pool
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My wife is now taking my practice seriously... hurrah!
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: My wife is now taking my practice seriously... hurrah!

Yes, Zavk, that crossed my mind too - but seeing as my husband wears the Moon Pent I bought him years ago all the time (and yes, that could be because it was a pressie from me) and he joins in my celebrations ....... maybe he is a closet Pagan tentatively opening the door and peeping out. Whatever, ...
by Placid-pool
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chat Room Currently Not Operational
Replies: 28
Views: 9644

Re: Do you want to Chat?

Turned up but nobody was there!
by Placid-pool
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Importance of Pilgrimage
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Importance of Pilgrimage

I agree - while going to a place may be an experience, staying home and having a thoroughly enriching experience in your own practice could be of more benefit.
by Placid-pool
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My wife is now taking my practice seriously... hurrah!
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: My wife is now taking my practice seriously... hurrah!

Well congratulations - I know how you feel - the Old Feller and I have been together for 14 years now and he has always wanted to distance himself from my beliefs. However ............ when the Jehovah's turned up the other day, he very pleasantly told them that this is a Pagan household and so we w...
by Placid-pool
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Exercise as meditation?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Exercise as meditation?

Rock on Mike! I use crochet or knitting as a meditation aid ...... when it is a pattern you don't have to think about it frees the mind beautifully.
by Placid-pool
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 2995

Re: Past lives

Yes, I suppose if someone has a fascination with a particular country or period of history with which they don't appear to have any connection, then it may be some shadow of a past life coming up ....... good point :reading:
by Placid-pool
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I just found out were getting laid off in two months
Replies: 33
Views: 4218

Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

You wouldn't be the first ones to pole up on our doorstep needing housing ... the last one stayed 18 months and we sorted him out, got him back on his feet and sent him home again ... a few pounds heavier because of the home cooking but happier and more stable. Nobody is ever out on their ear while ...
by Placid-pool
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I just found out were getting laid off in two months
Replies: 33
Views: 4218

Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Ah no - heck - I got called into the boss's office two weeks before Christmas and told that the business was closing down, we could continue with another employer but we had to go self-employed (with all the risks that involves) and we had only a week to decide ... and find out all the info we neede...
by Placid-pool
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past lives
Replies: 23
Views: 2995

Re: Past lives

There was a fad back in the 80s or 90s ... (there you go, memory of this life gone already) where people got hypnotised to remember their past lives .... I thought then and I still think it .. rubbish. If we could remember our past lives there would be no point in working through this life - we woul...
by Placid-pool
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I just found out were getting laid off in two months
Replies: 33
Views: 4218

Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

May be impermanent but feels bloody rotten at the time - I have been there.

I will be thinking of you and you will be in my prayers (well, call it lighting a candle and thinking of you all) .... postives coming over in massive waves dear friend. :hug:
by Placid-pool
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: E-Sangha
Replies: 79
Views: 9611

Re: E-Sangha

I'm sure that ESangha provides a useful and necessary forum for discussion ... well, before this one was created - I just got utterly and totally fed up with the pervs that joined purely to air their obssessions and then tried to argue from a Dhamma point of view when someone asked them politely to ...
by Placid-pool
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your leisure time?
Replies: 18
Views: 5093

Re: How do you spend your leisure time?

Beautiful ....... but I am not jealous (not that I am practicing Right anything, it's just that I fall out of hammocks)
by Placid-pool
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 4946

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Hottest it gets here in July / August is about 35°C when it becomes very difficult to work in our offices ... we even have clients walking out.

One year it got up to 41° and that was not comfortable.
by Placid-pool
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your leisure time?
Replies: 18
Views: 5093

Re: How do you spend your leisure time?

Chucking 3 dogs off bed, chairs etc.
Walk same
Sew
Knit
Embroider
Read
Sudoku
Write
by Placid-pool
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Its a girl!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3999

Re: Its a girl!!!!

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

(and I don't normally get gooey about babies ......... puppies yes, babies no)
by Placid-pool
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hooray
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Hooray

We had the same experience with this house 4 years ago - we are used to re-building houses ourselves but this time, with winter approaching, we employed a couple of tradespeople to do stuff that needed doing quickly. We wanted a bathroom built in the barn that is part of the house, leaving the other...
by Placid-pool
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Clarification needed
Replies: 21
Views: 3372

Re: Clarification needed

Yes, I was going to mention that as far as I know Brahma is a Hindu concept but not being very well versed in this, kept schtum. No connection? Good, I was getting confused as well.