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by Clueless Git
Sat May 15, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: To hell with making music other people like...
Replies: 67
Views: 3022

Re: To hell with making music other people like...

Mawkish1983 wrote:So, anyway, if you feel inclined please take a listen and let me know what you think :)
I quite like that Mawkish.

I am to musical appreciation what hippos are to hang gliding, mind ...
by Clueless Git
Sat May 15, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nuts - too much of a good thing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Nuts - too much of a good thing?

Hmmmm ... Gandhi believed that he knackered his digestive system up by trying to live on virtualy fruit and nuts alone. I have heard that it was a similar fruit'n'nut diet that has caused the DL's controversial health problem. Also have read that you could do yourself harm by eating too many carrots...
by Clueless Git
Thu May 13, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion
Replies: 73
Views: 4735

Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

A Compulsive Contrarian is one who is compelled to offer a contrary arguement to that of the majority in a given setting. This becomes a knee jerk response apparently not fully in the control of those who exhibit contrarian behaviour. The symptoms of Compulsive Contrarianism in a cyber world contex...
by Clueless Git
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?
Replies: 68
Views: 7467

Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

A bit of wasp-love motivated web-ferreting finaly flushed this crazy contraption out of it's hole ...

The Waspinator: [arnie-voice]if your flying, I'll be back[/arnie-voice]

If it works I'll eat my hat ...

Actualy, if it doesn't work you could probably turn it into a hat!
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kung fu empowers Nepal nuns
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Kung fu empowers Nepal nuns

I fail to see the use of anyone remaining ignorant of basic self-defense methods, Buddhist or not, monastic or not. Isn't protecting the self the source of our problem? 'Lo Mukanda :) Whilst agreeing that the 'five finger death punch' and spinning round house kicks are entirely unbuddhist they are ...
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stealing: Is there a time and a place?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Stealing: Is there a time and a place?

Thievery! My mom brought this up. The question is, if you are a pauper and your children are starving, can you steal some bread? I know it's hypothetical. I'm just curious what people will say. One answer might be, "Ask them if you can take it." 1. They say "no." 2. You know they will say "no," and...
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Dondrup Dorge & Tai Chi
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Lama Dondrup Dorge & Tai Chi

Sobeh wrote:
Clueless Git wrote:Does anyone have any opinion on this?
Yes.
Definitely my favourite reply so far ...!

:rofl:
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Dondrup Dorge & Tai Chi
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Lama Dondrup Dorge & Tai Chi

Sobeh wrote:
Clueless Git wrote:Does anyone have any opinion on this?
Yes.
Definitely my favourite reply so far ...!

:rofl:
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christian funeral service
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Christian funeral service

Those promises of the afterlife are a genuine consolation, a practical way of dealing with the suffering, so long as the hearers are truly believers. This is true. I have seen it in my own parents who truly believe they will go to heaven for eternity when they die. It is that which gives their life...
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Dondrup Dorge & Tai Chi
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Lama Dondrup Dorge & Tai Chi

Does anyone have any opinion on this?

Energy Bubble
by Clueless Git
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kung fu empowers Nepal nuns
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Kung fu empowers Nepal nuns

.. If somebody teases us or something, then we can hit them and be more powerfull .. Well she does have a point, I suppose ... At a karate seminar I once heard some one ask a very senior Jap Sensei which was the most important out of striking and blocking. He answered "What for you need to strike s...
by Clueless Git
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Five Precepts
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Five Precepts

5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness. My favouritest story on that one btw ... A monk is in need of food and shelter for the night and the only person willing to take him in i...
by Clueless Git
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Five Precepts
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Five Precepts

'Lo Appicchato, oh great guiding light in my life .. :bow: I like to think that if some one extrapolated that I was telling 'porky-pies' 'cos what I said in words was clearly belied by evidence that I would not take it unkindly. In fairness, as a salesman, I never take any offence that just about ev...
by Clueless Git
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Five Precepts
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Five Precepts

When you lie you are creating a state of delusion in someone else's consciousness which is a terrible thing to do. Indeed it is. More terrible still is that in order to lie when you speak a lie you must believe it yourself. Kinda like before we can create a state of delusion in the minds of others ...
by Clueless Git
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist NGO -charity work
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Buddhist NGO -charity work

Apart from the internationally reknown Tzu Chi few people are aware of Buddhist NGOs which are doing good work around the world. I just came across this Korean Buddhist NGO which appears to be doing great work too. "Good Hands" http://www.goodhands.or.kr/english/work/laos.html" onclick="window.open...
by Clueless Git
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as unintentional thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Is there such a thing as unintentional thoughts?

Stefan wrote:But is it possible to think, e.g. an unwholesome thought, without any intention behind it?

And what about speech?
I think it is as entirely possible to the exact same degree that it is impossible to be 100% mindfull 100% of the time.
by Clueless Git
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anti Humor
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Anti Humor

Very Good! :lol:

Not exactly 'anti-humour' BUT!

A rabbi, a preist and a vicar walk in to a bar ...

The barman says "is this some kind of joke?"
by Clueless Git
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 12265

Re: Place of plants in the order of beings

I guess we could find cases of living beings about which it is difficult to decide whether they belong to the animal or to the vegetal reign... what do you think? 'Lo Dukkhanirodha :smile: I think it is hard enough to avoid harming that which CLEARLY belongs to the animal domain to make worrying ab...
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you think you ever met Arahant?
Replies: 86
Views: 6218

Re: Do you think you ever met Arahant?

While your Christian may have a considerable degree of refinement and even some degree of insight, I rather doubt a Christian could be an arahant. Yes, quite impossible ... Having thought on it some more I'm inclined to agree ... I remember reading the defining characteristics of an Aharant in a bo...
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jokes and light humour
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Jokes and light humour

A couple of those made me laugh out loud! :jumping:

Thanks Cooran, I needed that .. :clap: