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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: ZEN SARCASM
vertical line Posted on Sep.20.2012 @ 03:43AM EDT by starduster

Got this in an email today.  Thought I would share it:

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.
 
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
 
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
 
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
 
5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
 
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
 
7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
 
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
 
9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
 
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
 
11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
 
12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
 
13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
 
14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
 
15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
 
16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
 
17. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
 
18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
 
19. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
 
20. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
 
21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
 
22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.


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Reply from football
Sep.20.2012
06:17AM EDT 
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"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

like this one.

May be what comes around in zazen is the past lies that we made.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.20.2012
06:58AM EDT 
vertical line Dramatic irony, pathos, puns and parody - a Zen Masturbation Phallusy.
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Reply from starduster
Sep.20.2012
08:43AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

like this one.

May be what comes around in zazen is the past lies that we made.

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Usually when things go horribly wrong, I comment to myself, *Theres another payment on my karmic debt.*

Sometimes something bad has to happen in order for something good to happen.

It all fits together in the long run, which is the concept of *dependent arising*.

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Reply from football
Sep.23.2012
07:44AM EDT 
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dirty gray candle that very little light.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.23.2012
07:52AM EDT 
vertical line Code from the chaos of shuffle - eat a juggernaut, suffocate on a gnat.
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Reply from football
Sep.23.2012
08:16AM EDT 
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spacecraft control room

(may be because of my english:)

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Reply from football
Sep.23.2012
08:29AM EDT 
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Reply from starduster
Sep.24.2012
07:00AM EDT 
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English is hard for the same reason it is beautiful,

because there are so many different ways to say the same thing.

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Reply from football
Sep.24.2012
11:30AM EDT 
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A tree, with white branches and black leaves.

My english is not good.I dont understand %30 of what has been said and comment from my head. :)

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Reply from frozenaomi
Sep.24.2012
10:54PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Dramatic irony, pathos, puns and parody - a Zen Masturbation Phallusy."
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Ah well. The character is almost always ignorant if what the audience knows anyway - dramatic irony.
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Reply from starduster
Sep.25.2012
06:15AM EDT 
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A tree, with white branches and black leaves.

My english is not good.I dont understand %30 of what has been said and comment from my head. :)

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Most people, except here of course, who have English as their only language,

arent good at it either.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.25.2012
06:56AM EDT 
vertical line Don't mention the play.
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