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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LIFE AFTER DEATH -
vertical line Posted on Oct.01.2008 @ 06:35AM EDT by Bluerose
Life after death - Are the leaves growing on a tree the same leaves that grew on the tree last year? They look the same, they feel the same but they are not the same. But they grow on the tree with all the 'tree knowledge' hidden within it, just as last years leaves grew on the tree with all the 'tree knowledge' hidden within it. The old leaves wither and die but the new leaves have everything in them that the old leaves had. Am I getting warmer?
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.01.2008
07:04AM EDT 
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How many faces does 'is' wear?

How many faces can 'is' wear?

Paradoxically, how many 'is's' are there?

In this paradox!!! 

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.01.2008
08:38AM EDT 
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vertical line eyes that see leaves = leaves that make eyes
hair that wraps around face = forest of trees surrounding lake
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Reply from Bluerose
Oct.01.2008
10:32AM EDT 
vertical line Hub?!! You guys are playing silly billys again. Doesn't anyone around here speak plain English? (hehe)
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.01.2008
11:00AM EDT 
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vertical line I do.
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Reply from Antithesis
Oct.01.2008
11:59AM EDT 
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Zen is often too profound for words.

.................therefore, one often uses profound phrases in an attempt...................

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Reply from Lynnoh
Oct.01.2008
12:50PM EDT 
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vertical line oh man.. gtg.. have to peeeeee 
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.01.2008
01:12PM EDT 
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vertical line I think she's got it! Let's just see, shall we?
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Reply from Bluerose
Oct.02.2008
08:58AM EDT 
vertical line By George! She’s got it! lol
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Reply from -----0
Oct.02.2008
12:53PM EDT 
vertical line your leaves are way too technical
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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.03.2008
08:31AM EDT 
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Very refreshing.

The tree of life is doing fine.  That's what matters.  Not we leaves that come and go.

When first they fall, they make a blanket to keep the roots warm through the winter.

Then with the rain they become fertilizer to nourish the tree for future growth.

And these nutrients travel through the tree to feed new life, new leaves.  And the cycle begins again.

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.03.2008
09:36AM EDT 
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Am I getting warmer?

From my understanding. Not whatsoever.

Life after death????????

Life and death are the one thing. Not two.

Not a thing is two things.

This is the paradox of no-thing-ness.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.03.2008
09:41AM EDT 
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vertical line from MY understanding their is simply a dropping away of body.
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Reply from Bluerose
Oct.04.2008
09:59AM EDT 
vertical line Thanks. I'm still working on it.
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Reply from 9999999
Oct.05.2008
04:17PM EDT 
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vertical line the "i" sensation is born
you were never born
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Reply from lehish
Oct.05.2008
04:51PM EDT 
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vertical line :))))))
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.05.2008
08:35PM EDT 
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vertical line now you were... it's an it. congrats, um...
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Reply from J onah
Oct.09.2008
08:19AM EDT 
vertical line You talk about life after death because you aren't living.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.09.2008
09:06AM EDT 
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vertical line I hear nothing. Words I mean, yeah.

Everybody do the walk, walk walk walk.
When ev're body stop the talk, t t t, t t, t t t.
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