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  Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an,
this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
Later, when following the good teacher's guide, this monk... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jan.19.2009 @ 06:16PM EDT by Rebecca
Wish I was stronger......
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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.19.2009
06:25PM EDT 
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vertical line Ummmm didnt  intend this. Love a Nigerian..........................
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.19.2009
06:28PM EDT 
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Aryadevas Four Hundred Verses:

The high have mental suffering,

The ordinary have physical suffering.

These two sufferings conquer the world

Every single day.

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Jan.19.2009
06:33PM EDT 
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vertical line We can learn to be strong, in any suffering.
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Jan.20.2009
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Quote: "Ummmm didnt  intend this. Love a Nigerian.........................."
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Reply from -----0
Jan.20.2009
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Quote: "Ummmm didnt  intend this. Love a Nigerian.........................."
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If it was not intended, then it must be genuine!

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Reply from immortal 1
Jan.21.2009
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Aryadevas Four Hundred Verses:

The high have mental suffering,

The ordinary have physical suffering.

These two sufferings conquer the world

Every single day.

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In Psychology class there was a discussion about the White Collar Monkey and the Blue Collar Monkey.

They were in a wire cage together, which was divided into two parts, one side for each.  Every once in a while a light would go on and a few seconds later an electric shock would go through the wire cage hurting them both.

The Blue Collar Monkey could do nothing about it, but the White Collar Monkey had a button he could push that would keep the shock from happening if he got to it in time.

Of course everytime the light went on the Blue Collar Monkey would scream at the White Collar Monkey to hit the button, and the White Collar Monkey would have to scramble for the button.

At the end of the experiment the Blue Collar Monkey was in perfect health.  The White Collar Monkey had an ulcer.  That was odd because Monkeys usually do not get ulcers.

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Reply from immortal 1
Jan.21.2009
03:38AM EDT 
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It goes the way it goes.

Strength can be found in accepting things as it is, and making the  best of it.

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Reply from lehish
Jan.21.2009
07:24AM EDT 
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Quote: "Wish I was stronger......"

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wonderful you're not

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Reply from lehish
Jan.21.2009
07:26AM EDT 
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Quote: "Ummmm didnt  intend this. Love a Nigerian.........................."
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excellent....love cannot be forced

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Reply from immortal 1
Jan.22.2009
06:35AM EDT 
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I wish I had a penis like a Nigerian. 

I've got this dinky little white northern european thing going on.

Oh well, just have to accept things as it is.

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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.22.2009
08:42AM EDT 
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vertical line pah pah pah... I can't even say
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Reply from lehish
Jan.22.2009
09:14PM EDT 
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Quote: "I wish I had a penis like a Nigerian. "
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what for ?

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Jan.22.2009
10:37PM EDT 
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Quote: "I wish I had a penis like a Nigerian. "
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Jan.22.2009
10:37PM EDT 
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Quote: "I wish I had a penis like a Nigerian. "
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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Reply from 9999999
Jan.22.2009
10:38PM EDT 
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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Reply from lehish
Jan.22.2009
11:20PM EDT 
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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you posted assuming the question was a reaction,trying, was trying to help, and that there's an "anyone" and "yourself" which can be helped

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Reply from lehish
Jan.22.2009
11:23PM EDT 
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

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what imagined "who" ?

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Reply from lehish
Jan.23.2009
01:18AM EDT 
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maybe clearer wording:

what are you referring to as  though there's a who ?

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Reply from immortal 1
Jan.23.2009
06:40AM EDT 
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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I did not expect to get a reaction from you, #9999999,

From Philosophy class I recall the discussion of The Doctrine of Self Interest.  Its basic premise is that everything and everyone has inherently the same two priorities, to survive and to grow.  Each will to the extent that it can. 

Even inanimate objects struggle to survive.  Drop a ceramic cup and see as it resists breaking.  It may bounce several times before succumbing to the stress of impact.  Plants and animals, even crystals, stalagtites and stalagmites, will struggle to grow when not occupied with struggling to survive. 

Everything is alive in its own way.  Which makes sense since Buddha is alive, and everything is a part of Buddha.  Logically, for example, your ass hole is alive because you are alive, and similarly you are alive because Buddha is alive.  It only follows, logically.

I do no expect anything more or less than The Doctrine of Self Interest from Buddha either, and am just glad to be a part of it.

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Reply from lehish
Jan.23.2009
07:57AM EDT 
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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you posted assuming the question was a reaction,trying, was trying to help, and that there's an "anyone" and "yourself" which can be helped

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correction the wording:

you posted assuming the question was a reaction,  was trying to help, and that there's an "anyone" and "yourself" which can be helped

 

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Jan.23.2009
08:57AM EDT 
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Reply from lehish
Jan.23.2009
10:14AM EDT 
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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.23.2009
02:56PM EDT 
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Something happens and all Zen seems blown away....or maybe a test of where youre at and another opportunity to experience the expression of all....personified in this all too human self. Whatever the case, beautiful moments morph into looming goodbyes on the horizon and then awarness of an external stimulus for that joy/ bliss.How to be in just the moment, and let it go and really accept all that is understood.Obiously,I dont get it. I ll happily jump off into oblivion with a kindered,forgetting at first that when you hit bottom,you are alone.

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Reply from -----0
Jan.23.2009
03:26PM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Jan.24.2009
06:35AM EDT 
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

"
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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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I did not expect to get a reaction from you, #9999999,

From Philosophy class I recall the discussion of The Doctrine of Self Interest.  Its basic premise is that everything and everyone has inherently the same two priorities, to survive and to grow.  Each will to the extent that it can. 

Even inanimate objects struggle to survive.  Drop a ceramic cup and see as it resists breaking.  It may bounce several times before succumbing to the stress of impact.  Plants and animals, even crystals, stalagtites and stalagmites, will struggle to grow when not occupied with struggling to survive. 

Everything is alive in its own way.  Which makes sense since Buddha is alive, and everything is a part of Buddha.  Logically, for example, your ass hole is alive because you are alive, and similarly you are alive because Buddha is alive.  It only follows, logically.

I do no expect anything more or less than The Doctrine of Self Interest from Buddha either, and am just glad to be a part of it.

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An attempt at a joke based on a racial stereotype - the belief that a Nigerian has an unfeasibly large penis. Maybe you recall from your psychology class, if you had one, you could auto fellate.  Later, lehish and zen-zen could blow smoke up your arse. 
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Reply from lehish
Jan.24.2009
10:23AM EDT 
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wwiiiiiiiiiiiipppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Jan.24.2009
12:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Just looking to spice my life up a bit.

What can I say? I'm a greedy man.


All to no avail; again and again.


hhehehehe hohoho ehhehe hoohoh heheh hohoohohoho 



"Me.....me.....me....."
".........me too."
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Jan.24.2009
12:08PM EDT 
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maybe clearer wording:

what are you referring to as  though there's a who ?

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Was I?

I don't think so. 

I mean, I wasn't referring to anything.  Did you assume I was?  Or am I assuming that you assumed I was?
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Jan.24.2009
12:09PM EDT 
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Quote: "I wish I had a penis like a Nigerian. "
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

"
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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
"
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
"
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"
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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

"
.........

Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
"
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You're always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you're not trying to help anyone but yourself!
"
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you posted assuming the question was a reaction,trying, was trying to help, and that there's an "anyone" and "yourself" which can be helped

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>>you posted assuming the question was a reaction<<

That is your assumption...right?  Am I wrong?

Were you trying to help as if there was someone to help?

I'm not trying to grill you, I'm just asking.



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Jan.24.2009
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The phrase “blowing smoke up your arse” originates from a technique used in the 16th century to establish death by blowing tobacco smoke into someone’s anus. A reaction indicated that the ass hole or person [depending on your perspective, as in the idea if a Buddhist, non-Buddhist, Nut, perspective], was still alive. Interestingly, the word ‘person’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘mask’, so maybe the terms are interchangeable, depending on your perspective.

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Jan.24.2009
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maybe clearer wording:

what are you referring to as  though there&apos;s a who ?

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Was I?

I don&apos;t think so. 

I mean, I wasn&apos;t referring to anything.  Did you assume I was?  Or am I assuming that you assumed I was?
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Was I?

I don&apos;t think so. 

I mean, I wasn&apos;t referring to anything.  Did you assume I was?  Or am I assuming that you assumed I was?
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lol

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Jan.24.2009
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what for ?

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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You&apos;re always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you&apos;re not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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(LOL WHO SAID THAT)

To manipulate others to get what he wants to gratify his greedy desires.

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Which could very well include getting a reaction from you.
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And, of course.  You just keep giving him what he wants.  You&apos;re always trying to give people what they want, always trying to help--but you&apos;re not trying to help anyone but yourself!
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you posted assuming the question was a reaction,trying, was trying to help, and that there&apos;s an "anyone" and "yourself" which can be helped

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>>you posted assuming the question was a reaction<<

That is your assumption...right?  Am I wrong?

Were you trying to help as if there was someone to help?

I&apos;m not trying to grill you, I&apos;m just asking.



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>>you posted assuming the question was a reaction<<

That is your assumption...right?  Am I wrong?

Were you trying to help as if there was someone to help?

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your still assuming there was "trying to help"

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Jan.24.2009
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Quote: "Quote: "Everything is alive in its own way. Which makes sense since Buddha is alive, and everything is a part of Buddha. Logically, for example, your ass hole is alive because you are alive, and similarly you are alive because Buddha is alive. It only follows, logically.
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The phrase “blowing smoke up your arse” originates from a technique used in the 16th century to establish death by blowing tobacco smoke into someone’s anus. A reaction indicated that the ass hole or person [depending on your perspective, as in the idea if a Buddhist, non-Buddhist, Nut, perspective], was still alive. Interestingly, the word ‘person’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘mask’, so maybe the terms are interchangeable, depending on your perspective.

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hehe...but the body isn't a "person"

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Jan.24.2009
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Jan.24.2009
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Jan.24.2009
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Jan.24.2009
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Quote: ">>you posted assuming the question was a reaction,  was trying to help, and that there&apos;s an "anyone" and "yourself" which can be helped<<


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Jan.24.2009
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Jan.24.2009
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Jan.24.2009
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