Topicless Friendly Banter

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Wizard in the Forest
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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 pm

I had no idea anything was wrong with it. I looked on the dictionary to see if there was something I missed and apparently it has a definition of teasing, which makes her right, but it doesn't have this intended at all.
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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:37 pm

It can be good natured teasing but it’s a broad term which could also include it being general chit chat which is playful and funny. Bit pedantic to object to it.

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by binocular » Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm

Flyweights.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Eh?

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Karma Dondrup Tashi » Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 pm

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Well an anvil can't fly either, friend.

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by binocular » Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Meezer77 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Eh?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyweight
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 pm

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Meezer77 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Eh?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyweight
But what’s your point?

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Tue May 22, 2018 9:05 pm

I have no idea what a flyweight has to do with anything, but let's just talk about something else. Were you born into a Buddhist family, or did you take refuge later in life?
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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by DNS » Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Meezer77 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Eh?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyweight
I'm a super-featherweight (58-59 kg). Not that I do boxing, but that's my weight class. :tongue:

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:13 pm

Born into a Catholic family , knew next to nothing about Buddhism until a few years ago when I stumbled upon talks by monastics on You Tube. Still know next to nothing actually 😂.

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Tue May 22, 2018 9:15 pm

Do you remember which monastic you heard? I remember reading and listening to a lot of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Dhamma talks
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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:16 pm

DNS wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm
binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Meezer77 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Eh?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyweight
I'm a super-featherweight (58-59 kg). Not that I do boxing, but that's my weight class. :tongue:
That’s good banter. 😊

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 pm

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Do you remember which monastic you heard? I remember reading and listening to a lot of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Dhamma talks
It was Ajahn Brahm. Also like listening to Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Jayasaro - quite enjoyed his stories about Ajahn Chah.

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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 pm

The Thai forest monks helped a lot when I was learning the suttas, and the Burmese meditators helped with bhavana and Sri Lankan monks helped me learn devotional practice. I am incredibly greatful for all of them. Had a rough time trying to learn the ins and outs of discipline, but I try my best. Figured learning is best done all in. Applied this kind of concentration to my uni, high school studies and had an easier time than I would have without it.
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Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 pm

What was it about the discipline you found challenging? Just curious

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