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Post by Fede » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:45 am

All seem to be the wild dog, dingo, coyote variety....

is this a Forum-uniform thing?
A general Mod-Trend?
Something you've all agreed?

Very distinctive, huh?

I'm just curious and interested....

(I bet I've missed something somewhere, knowing me.... :embarassed: )
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Post by Fede » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:22 pm

If you tell me that dog's name is Retro, I'm going into hiding......
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Post by tiltbillings » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:16 pm

Fede wrote:All seem to be the wild dog, dingo, coyote variety....
Jackals.

”Your Majesty, why should one who follows the path leading to supreme enlightenment, who is like the lion, king of beasts, salute those who follow the Hinayana, who are like jackals? -- A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras, Garma Chang page 116
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It is an in joke sort of thing.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by DNS » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:47 pm

I'm not changing my avatar :tongue: I like the big Buddha statue too much. Attachment? Maybe, for now; enlightenment another day. :tongue:

I'd say Theravadins are more like elephants, with the excellent memories (for reciting the Pali Canon).

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Post by BlackBird » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:05 pm

Is this a response to perceived 'Mahayana prosthelytizing'?

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Post by Fede » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:42 pm

BlackBird wrote:Is this a response to perceived 'Mahayana prosthelytizing'?

metta
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No, I guess (if that's a serious question) that it's the Admin/Mods poking gentle fun at themselves and at pejorative terminology like Hinayana...

My question has been answered, my curiosity satisfied.

Thank you all.

And now, it's walkies time..... :thanks:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Post by Aloka » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:34 am

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Loved the dog, plwk. Woo Woo WooOOOO !

Great doggies - er jackals - guys !

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Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:39 am

That is one awsome video!!!
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Post by bodom » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:44 am

Haha funny!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

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Post by Fede » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:23 am

Aw.... the poor thing....!
Classic answer to "Can animals dream?" though, isn't it?
My dog used to twitch a lot, and whimper... he woke himself up one day, by barking...
One loud 'woof!' then he sat bolt upright as if to say "What the hell was that?!?"
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Post by tiltbillings » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:32 am

Fede wrote:Aw.... the poor thing....!
Classic answer to "Can animals dream?" though, isn't it?
My dog used to twitch a lot, and whimper... he woke himself up one day, by barking...
One loud 'woof!' then he sat bolt upright as if to say "What the hell was that?!?"
I rather love dogs. My dog was once sitting on the living room floor and let out a rather large fart, at which she slowly turned her head and looked down at her butt as if something so noisy could not have possibly come her.
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>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by Fede » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:45 am

And they smell.
They do.
They do smell.
Boy, do they smell.....

No matter how well I fed my dog, he always managed to find some far more savoury and nutritious titbit, hidden in the undergrowth during walks, doubtless left, abandoned or dropped there by some passer-by or Mother Nature.... naturally it was probably in an advanced state of decay...or worse, decomposition.....it didn't matter how fast I moved, he ate faster.... and we all got to enjoy his illicit meal, or the natural process of it, several hours later, in the quiet confines of the living room....which would promptly empty in record time.
Even in the harshest of deepest winter, an open window wasn't an uncommon occurrence, chez nous.....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Post by tiltbillings » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:49 am

Fede wrote:And they smell.
They do.
They do smell.
Boy, do they smell.....

No matter how well I fed my dog, he always managed to find some far more savoury and nutritious titbit, hidden in the undergrowth during walks, doubtless left, abandoned or dropped there by some passer-by or Mother Nature.... naturally it was probably in an advanced state of decay...or worse, decomposition.....it didn't matter how fast I moved, he ate faster.... and we all got to enjoy his illicit meal, or the natural process of it, several hours later, in the quiet confines of the living room....which would promptly empty in record time.
Even in the harshest of deepest winter, an open window wasn't an uncommon occurrence, chez nous.....
Not only will dogs eat things which would gag a maggot, they are also quite likely to barf it back up in the most inconvenient places.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by Fede » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:38 am

....and times....

Aw, bless..... they truly are the gift that keeps on giving.....!

By the way, Tilt.....I'll always consider you the original 'Jackal'......but it's a neat 'in-joke'.....
Good of you to clarify, I might add.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Post by adeh » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:44 pm

So it's a jackal....I always though that tiltbillings avatar was a coyote....

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