How are you today?

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mettafuture
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Re: How are you today?

Post by mettafuture » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:14 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?
Sahampati
:clap: Correct! He is the one who convinced the Buddha to teach.
:rofl:

That one!

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Re: How are you today?

Post by danieLion » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:31 am

Viscid wrote:Hey! How are you?
Good? Bad? Content? Miserable?
What's going on in your life?

I noticed there wasn't a thread for people to talk about their lives casually, so here it is.
My back hurts. It usually hurts. Thanks for asking.

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Re: How are you today?

Post by James the Giant » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:37 pm

I'm grumpy as hell. Thanks for asking. :tongue:
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Viscid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:53 pm

James the Giant wrote:I'm grumpy as hell. Thanks for asking. :tongue:
So am I! We should form a club of grumpy gentlemen. I don't know why, either-- It's a beautiful day outside (crazy for January in Toronto) and yet I don't want to engage with anyone. Aside from the Internet. And my music collection. Are you grumpy about anything specific/shareable?
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:57 pm

I am happy as hell now I have my new tattoo :D
didn't hurt a bit, and £20 cheeper than I initially thought
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by danieLion » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:39 pm

Viscid wrote:
James the Giant wrote:I'm grumpy as hell. Thanks for asking. :tongue:
So am I! We should form a club of grumpy gentlemen. I don't know why, either-- It's a beautiful day outside (crazy for January in Toronto) and yet I don't want to engage with anyone. Aside from the Internet. And my music collection. Are you grumpy about anything specific/shareable?
I'll join. Wait! Do I have to be a gentleman?
I'm grumpy about: chronic pain, unemployment, being in debt, poverty, taxes, traffic congestion, my new health insurance company, all the people turned into zombies by their smart phones, and the Utah Jazz lost again.

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Justsit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:51 am

perkele wrote:... like the Mandelbrot set ...
You've seen the Buddhabrot, yes?
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Re: How are you today?

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:41 am

Greetings,
Viscid wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
:woohoo:
Good luck!
Well - there is a 2nd date lined up now. The journey continues...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:44 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Viscid wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
:woohoo:
Good luck!
Well - there is a 2nd date lined up now. The journey continues...

Metta,
Retro. :)
:woohoo:
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Sylvester » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:46 am

daverupa wrote:I'm on day 17 of a sickness; it began with the flu, and as that died off a cold arose, made worse by the horrible inversion in Salt Lake City of late. This morning sees me coming out of the woods. Maybe I'll get the flu shot next time.

Luckily, given the holidays, the end result is only about three days taken off of work, and since there were ample sick days saved up there shouldn't be any problems... but, the boss and one or two cow-orkers are probably going to be resentful for a while, so the work environment is going to be fairly stressful going forward, for a time at least.

Livelihood is such a bugbear...

Sorry to hear about your flu. Zap your boss with some metta, so that he/she will be less resentful. I've been similarly prone to illnesses, AFTER my Northern Winter flu jab. It must have over-primed my immune system...

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