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vertical line Posted on Aug.17.2007 @ 10:57PM EDT by still look

greetings,

i am new to the site. i have been reading and attempting buddhist practices for roughly 10 years. i have not had any direct conversation with any buddhist practioners so i thought i would try a meaasage board --- and here i am.

respect


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Aug.18.2007
12:52PM EDT 
vertical line felicitations...what's the weather being where you are?
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Aug.18.2007
01:11PM EDT 
vertical line I'm just waiting for the rain to ease a tad so I can finish bedding up chickens with clean straw and aubiose, scald out drinkers and fill with fresh water, top up feeders and gritters.
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Aug.18.2007
03:32PM EDT 
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vertical line Hi, I'm the world's worst poster, but I'm working on "it". "It" is the second worst poster, and not a Buddhist, won't say enlightened either, cuz... I don't know. Want a tomato?

Harry is the forum's best poster,  but I'm  working on him. He has no tomatoes to give.
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Aug.18.2007
05:16PM EDT 
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Reply from boymonk
Aug.18.2007
06:32PM EDT 
vertical line Hi Still Look,

Hey, that's kind of an odd handle you got there! Maybe it has to do with the stillness? Gotta love the stillness, it's so still. I like to call it ground, the ground of being. But stillness is nothing, nothing at all. So it's like... being and nothingness? Why does that sound familiar? Anywho, I stopped feeding the finches out back. That's what I really wanted to tell you. I stopped feeding them because the rats started to move in, filthy creatures!
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Aug.18.2007
07:59PM EDT 
vertical line Maligned finches are no more filthy than rats, and as every schoolboy and girl knows, rats are fastidiously clean beings. Interestingly, 'fastidious' from the Latin 'fastidium', ('attentive to detail and accuracy' - don't worry, rats will home in accurately and balance out any overfeeding to finches, and clean your mess up, you can rely on them), originally meant: 'disagreeable, distasteful, loathing' and later 'disgusted with' - as in '...ratty loathes and is disgusted with filth in his whiskers - most disagreeable and distasteful to clean rats everywhere united (tweet tweet).
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Aug.18.2007
08:07PM EDT 
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vertical line Raccoons...?  ten good ideas, please.

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ok, three ideas... you can leave out the roundworm part
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Aug.18.2007
08:12PM EDT 
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vertical line Ha ha hantavirus!!! excuse me... please.
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Aug.18.2007
08:16PM EDT 
vertical line They open finches with their thumbs? And 99% of all brown rats carry Weil's disease. I live miles from anywhere and I've never had any problem with raccoons or rats. Good housekeeping, no overfeeding birds, chickens, cats, dogs et al - failsafe. When out walking, I've seen 'em on the move when disturbed by floods though, like they were following an invisible Pied Piper.
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Aug.18.2007
08:21PM EDT 
vertical line Well, I saw a show the other day that talked about how quickly rats reproduce when they have a food supply. They're worse than rabbits! You can get something like 30,000 little varmints in a month I think, don't exactly recall if that figure is totally accurate though. And once they multiply... uh, they find a lot of security in number by the way, they'll start going for the food in the house. They'll eat up all the food everywhere until it's gone again, until they're starved out. It's a vicious cycle, a vicious cycle I tell you! Samsara incarnate! Did you ever see the movie called BEN? Well they should have called it Sam.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Aha! A pied piper deal! I know it. But I just called it universe talking.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Kinda reminds me of some people I know.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line The cat is helping though, ate one of them the other day.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line It's called success because of excess.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Did I ever tell you I'm like the pied piper of kitties, I think I did?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line So what do cats taste like?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Uncle! Ok, I like mice.
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Aug.18.2007
08:27PM EDT 
vertical line It's a vicious cycle, AKA SAMSARA!
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Chicken.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Cat got your tong?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Chicken? I was hoping you'd say, "raccoon." Ya still can! I can catch one tonight for ya!
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Aug.18.2007
08:31PM EDT 
vertical line Did you ever tell me why chicken and lamb meat are also the names of the animals but pork and beef aren't?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Uh, thanks but I"ll pass...
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line You must have heard that from some other source. What is the reason?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line I thought, Samsara was Nirvana.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Are you a blasphemer now?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Samsara is a perfume, a strong one. The kind you wear when you're dead.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line What do the walking dead where these days?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line I mean wear... hehe
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Where? When you're dead you never leave the room.
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Aug.18.2007
08:38PM EDT 
vertical line Ah, good point!
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Aug.18.2007
08:40PM EDT 
vertical line I wear Being & Nothingness myself. Don't try to find it at Safeway or anything, too short a self life.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line Wear, am I?
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line ok, I won't.
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line a wear and tear
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Aug.18.2007
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vertical line exactly, and this the point of all the conversation.
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Aug.18.2007
08:58PM EDT 
vertical line ear I am I twearly swear y'ear? (night)
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Aug.18.2007
09:00PM EDT 
vertical line ok ---that was an interesting intro
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Aug.18.2007
09:12PM EDT 
vertical line In case you were wondering, Still, the answer is yes, they are quite insane.
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Aug.19.2007
12:56AM EDT 
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Quote: "ok ---that was an interesting intro"
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Still Thoughts In Living Life.  Learning Of Other's Knowledge.

Sharing with Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Aug.20.2007
03:40PM EDT 
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