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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: DEAR RUSTY WORD MAN:
vertical line Posted on Jul.03.2007 @ 09:25AM EDT by stephen

You seem very interested in language and words. We would all agree on words’ imperfections as it relates to the subject of Buddhism. You seem to take a particular offence to the inexactness of the words historically used. May I remind you that many words have been translated through 4 levels of language before they reach our ears. There are many word used in the original texts which simple have no English equivalent.

The dharma must be approached with an open heart to be spiritually enlightening. If you choose an academic approach your cynical cuts are in order. Yet I fail to see an academic spending this much time on a subject this boring if guidance was not being sought. MU


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Reply from Lynnoh
Jul.03.2007
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Jul.03.2007
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Reply from boymonk
Jul.03.2007
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vertical line You're right, I'm sorry.
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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2007
02:14PM EDT 
vertical line Of course he's right, man ta ra he seems. But I ain't sorry. Thing is, I have no idea. And I ain't sorry. Academic? Come off it! Cynical cuts? Why don't you just shut up? Any ideas?
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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2007
02:25PM EDT 
vertical line Oh my godfather, I just read that crap again and it was like reading crap for the first time. Oh my meister, you be carrying such a heavy weight load around on those big shoulder controlpads with the thinking and seeming for me and many more besides, you must be so exhausted with it all and how you will get it through this time and maybe maybe maybe next. Think up what the Buddha would say. And then again, maybe not eh? But if it helps you, if it makes it better, then you have my express permission to (man I love writing this stuff), create an idealised image of who and what you think I am, complete with your imagined reasons for why I am typing messages on this board, and then, yes, project all your crap on to it.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.03.2007
02:38PM EDT 
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vertical line Oh my god, he's found his only father. After all these years and tears of lookin'  fer hm.   I thought he was just immaculately concepted. The mother is always last to know. You know any "don't know" moms? I don't. Cuz I am guyish.  Wait, lemme feel.  Whoah Silver! Cobwebs! 
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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2007
02:44PM EDT 
vertical line L i s t e n tooooooo me e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e.......

I fail to see the fence
I fail to see the subject
Oh Lord, I see 'm a failure
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Jul.03.2007
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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2007
06:16PM EDT 
vertical line You'll have to forgive me or you'll have to not - you'll have to please yourself either way but I'm sorry that I don't have any real enlightening things to say. Truly, I am.
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Jul.03.2007
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vertical line On ly one to awak en.
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Jul.04.2007
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Jul.04.2007
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Jul.04.2007
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Reply from ______
Jul.04.2007
05:12PM EDT 
vertical line Where did the sevengali go? He should have some important information for me round about now. In concert with those other inchargers - something along the lines of what to do next and how to do it, how and what way I should should should. Wonder what svengali calls it up the mountain? For me, down here in the valley.
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Jul.04.2007
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Jul.04.2007
08:17PM EDT 
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vertical line She asks.
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Reply from ______
Jul.05.2007
08:33AM EDT 
vertical line I must be enlightened - should you require further assistance or guidance, then please, do not hesitate to contact me.
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Jul.05.2007
02:22PM EDT 
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vertical line all i taste is bitter 
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Jul.05.2007
03:02PM EDT 
vertical line That's because you are bitter.
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Jul.05.2007
03:04PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "That's because you are bitter."
.........Hehehehe ahhhh now thats funny
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Reply from ______
Jul.05.2007
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vertical line That's because I am funny.
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Jul.05.2007
03:19PM EDT 
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vertical line Finally some real conversation . Thought so .
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Reply from ______
Jul.06.2007
08:05AM EDT 
vertical line "Silent golden movies, talkies,
Technicolour, long ago
My younger ways stand clearer
Clearer than my footprints
Stardom greats I've followed closely
Closer than the nearest heartbeat
Longer than expected - they were great
Oh love oh love just to see them
Acting on the silver screen, oh my,
Clark Gable, Fairbanks, Maureen O'Sullivan
Fantasy would fill my life and I
Love fantasy so much
Did you see in the morning light
I really talked, yes I did,
To God's early dawning light
And I was privileged to be,
As I am to this day
To be with you. To be with you
To be with you. To be with you
To be with you"
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