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Postby Individual » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:41 am

For a while, at least.

Gonna be a rhino.

I'll be on Twitter, though:
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:44 am

Be well, friend.

I look forward to chatting again, if/when you're ready.


Retro. :)
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Re: Leaving.

Postby PeterB » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:52 am

Hope it was nothing I said... :thinking:

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Postby zavk » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:57 am

Oh... I trust you have good reasons for doing so. Perhaps I've missed something, but 'being a rhino'?

Take care.
With metta,

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Re: Leaving.

Postby Guy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:59 am

Hi Individual,

I am sorry if I said something wrong.

I hope everything goes well for you.

With Metta,

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Leaving.

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:03 am

Hi Individual

one of my favourite suttas is the Rhinoceros Sutta!

Keep up the meditation, friend - and come back soon!

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Leaving.

Postby Individual » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:39 pm

Hey, I decided I wanted a different Twitter url. Instead of individual3, it's:


Or can I have both, maybe? I don't know exactly how this works yet.

Individual, Individual1, and Individual2 were already taken! :lol:

PeterB wrote:Hope it was nothing I said... :thinking:

What you said was merely a catalyst and I may have overreacted. Don't worry about it.

zavk wrote:Oh... I trust you have good reasons for doing so. Perhaps I've missed something, but 'being a rhino'?

Take care.

See the sutta Ben mentioned.
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra

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Re: Leaving.

Postby Jechbi » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:42 pm

Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Leaving.

Postby Annapurna » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:15 pm

Hi, Individual, hope I didn't say anything wrong.

Be well, enjoy your rhino days, and hopefully return soon.

Anna :group:

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Re: Leaving.

Postby poto » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:16 pm

I don't use twitter much, but I added you anyways. Seen Retro on there and gave an add too.

Maybe we should start a Buddhist twitter thread? Of course that'll probably just give rise to spam...
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Re: Leaving.

Postby BlackBird » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:54 pm

Seeya soon man. Good luck with your meditation and keep up the good work :)
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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