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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT
vertical line Posted on Mar.25.2008 @ 10:55AM EDT by asheera

Some blind men were asked to examine an elephant and describe it.  One man was too old, so he just listened to the others.

One man, on the ground ran from leg to leg, putting his arms around them and proclaiming that it was like four trees.

Another grabbed the tail and said it was like a rope.

Another grabbed the trunk and said it was like a hose.

Another climbed up behind it head and said it was like a big coconut with palm leaves on its sides.

Another climbed up on it back and said it was like a huge barrel.

They all argued about who was right, and wrong, and fought among themselves.

Then the old blind man, who had been sitting and listening, interrupted and said, "You are all right.  I have been listening to all of you, and I think I can describe this elephant.  It is like a big barrel resting on four tree stumps, with a rope at one end, and a big coconut with palm leaves at the other with a hose protruding from that."


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Reply from -----0
Mar.25.2008
05:41PM EDT 
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I have seen an elephant, but have never touched it.

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Reply from Snibbler
Mar.25.2008
08:06PM EDT 
vertical line Taste like chicken.
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Reply from A_Pict
Mar.25.2008
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Chicken taste like elephant.

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Reply from asheera
Mar.26.2008
10:31AM EDT 
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If you want to argue that you are right,

Then you could not be more wrong.

There is no answer to the unanswerable question.

And that is not an answer either.

There's nothing to hang onto.  Not even nothing.

There just is what is, at the moment, no matter how big or small that may be.

There may not even be anything but you, at the moment, and what you are perceiving.

It okay not to know, but just to do your best with the understanding you have now.

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Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.26.2008
03:52PM EDT 
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If you want to argue that you are right,

Then you could not be more wrong.

There is no answer to the unanswerable question.

And that is not an answer either.

There's nothing to hang onto.  Not even nothing.

There just is what is, at the moment, no matter how big or small that may be.

There may not even be anything but you, at the moment, and what you are perceiving.

It okay not to know, but just to do your best with the understanding you have now.

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:There is no answer to an unanswereable question"

course there is.. theres always one

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Reply from Snibbler
Mar.26.2008
10:03PM EDT 
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Mar.26.2008
10:05PM EDT 
vertical line Uh.. What were we talking about btw? Just wanted an excuse to post this awesomely cool song!:)
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Mar.27.2008
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Quote: "Uh.. What were we talking about btw? Just wanted an excuse to post this awesomely cool song!:) "
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wow !!!   :)

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Mar.28.2008
01:03AM EDT 
vertical line arfh arh!:)
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Mar.28.2008
01:06AM EDT 
vertical line God, my humor is lame now, letsput on some cool music instead! =)
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.28.2008
12:27PM EDT 
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wow !!!   :)

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Really? Watch the complete version. Images of fear and torment help nothing, only increase the suffering in a world approaching the end times. And there was no solution for the suffering. Western materialism and victimization at it's worst. No thanks.
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Mar.28.2008
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wow !!!   :)

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Really? Watch the complete version. Images of fear and torment help nothing, only increase the suffering in a world approaching the end times. And there was no solution for the suffering. Western materialism and victimization at it's worst. No thanks.
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Really? Watch the complete version. Images of fear and torment help nothing, only increase the suffering in a world approaching the end times. And there was no solution for the suffering. Western materialism and victimization at it's worst. No thanks.
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I'm sure you are well aware that I intentionally watched the entire video... was like being asked to.. but maybe this is for all the screaming last night I got to listen to...

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Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.28.2008
01:37PM EDT 
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vertical line and then the elephant replied... I placed all of my existence into each limb.. but you could not feel me.. why not?
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Mar.28.2008
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wow !!!   :)

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Not posting that one, can`t top the "autopsy snuff" anyway.. Men han synger jævlig bra da!:)
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Mar.28.2008
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Quote: "and then the elephant replied... I placed all of my existence into each limb.. but you could not feel me.. why not?"
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what "my existance" to be placed ?

what "you" "me" "why' ?

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Mar.28.2008
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Quote: "and then the elephant replied... I placed all of my existence into each limb.. but you could not feel me.. why not?"
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what "my existance" to be placed ?

what "you" "me" "why' ?

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I don't know why the why?

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Mar.28.2008
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vertical line Quote: "and then the elephant replied... I placed all of my existence into each limb.. but you could not feel me.. why not?"
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h0h0h0h0ehehehehehe0eh0h0h0h0ehhehehaherarohaeorhroawrawerawehroawerhawe

:DD~~~~
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Mar.28.2008
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what "my existance" to be placed ?

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I don't know why the why?

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you weren't asked why the why

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Mar.28.2008
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what "my existance" to be placed ?

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Mar.28.2008
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what-who are you telling to "never mind" ?

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Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.28.2008
03:31PM EDT 
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Mar.28.2008
03:33PM EDT 
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what-who "cannot" ?

what "further" ?

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Mar.28.2008
04:36PM EDT 
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wow !!!   :)

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Really? Watch the complete version. Images of fear and torment help nothing, only increase the suffering in a world approaching the end times. And there was no solution for the suffering. Western materialism and victimization at it's worst. No thanks.
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Really? Watch the complete version. Images of fear and torment help nothing, only increase the suffering in a world approaching the end times. And there was no solution for the suffering. Western materialism and victimization at it's worst. No thanks.
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I'm sure you are well aware that I intentionally watched the entire video... was like being asked to.. but maybe this is for all the screaming last night I got to listen to...

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Yeah. But there is suffering, and there is optional suffering.
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Mar.28.2008
05:21PM EDT 
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vertical line Cuz like, that wasn't on the piece. But, take out the profit motive, and the reality gets easier, immediately. And I just don't mean financial profit, even emotive profit, sense profit... dah dah dah. There's a song for ya. Serious! But made me no profit.
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Mar.29.2008
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vertical line Hay jude.
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Mar.29.2008
05:49PM EDT 
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Mar.29.2008
08:49PM EDT 
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Quote: "Cuz like, that wasn't on the piece. But, take out the profit motive, and the reality gets easier, immediately. And I just don't mean financial profit, even emotive profit, sense profit... dah dah dah. There's a song for ya. Serious! But made me no profit. "
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I don't understand

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Mar.29.2008
09:49PM EDT 
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Mar.29.2008
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Mar.29.2008
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wow !!!   :)

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end times my ass.

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.30.2008
08:45AM EDT 
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wow !!!   :)

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Really? Watch the complete version. Images of fear and torment help nothing, only increase the suffering in a world approaching the end times. And there was no solution for the suffering. Western materialism and victimization at it's worst. No thanks.
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end times my ass.

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mr. whatcha call it?
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.30.2008
08:50AM EDT 
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Mar.30.2008
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Look there! It's Jebus!

The names have been changed, but the faces all look the same way.

Up

down

left

over
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Reply from ______
Apr.03.2008
08:45AM EDT 
vertical line One of the blind men said to the other blind men, 'Stand there and feel this.'  'Is it raining?' asked the blind men?  'Parrrrrpittapattpattpatt', said the elephant.   
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Reply from ______
Apr.03.2008
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vertical line The elephant elaphanting, elephanted, 'Grabbing and climbing and iting it, eh?'  So without malice, the elephant crushed the breath out of all of 'em.  
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Apr.03.2008
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vertical line Prajanaparamita

or to shayne,

it's just God

spelled backwards

arfo?

arfo?

where far out though?
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