What if....

Discussion in 'Comparative Studies' started by 17th Angel, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Dondi

    Dondi Active Member

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    All that farting has made you hungry, huh?

    I feel I ought to comment on the idea of looking into yourself for answers. Sure, we have thing ego that believes that we can figure everything out sometimes. We don't like to think that we are wrong. But then again, who are we to be right. With the aforemention "8 billion people", though I think that numbers is only about 6 billion and some change, that is lot of egos farting in the wind (did it just get warmer in here?). We are all searching for the meaning of life. Perhaps there is more than just one meaning.

    That reminds me of a story Paul McCartney told one time about how The Beatles were in India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and at one point the Maharishi was about to take a helicopter ride, but John wanted to go with him and hopped in and they took off. When John got back, he was asked why he wanted to ride in the helo with the Maharishi, and John's reply was "I thought he might slip me the Answer."

    I think one of the benefits of this forum is to explore with others the Answer, or perhaps Answers. Possibilities, really, for no one really knows what is beyond the grave (although NDEs are seemingly compelling). I guess what one should ask is what is the most compelling to me? Should I folow along with a pack of fish and hope it leads somewhere, or should I wander off on my own? What will bring the most satisfaction to my life? Should I live for my self, or in the benefit of others? Or both?

    But life is a series of either/ors. Everything we do is a choice. Is what I'm doing the best for me? Do I stay within the paradigm of my own path or should I try a different road this time? Am I willing to try something different or am I comfortable in the mundane? Should I go on my own instincts or should I follow a moral code? Do I view moral codes as restrictive or as an agent of change and discipline for the betterment of my life?

    I hope for everyone's sake here that you all are willing to explore all the possibilities. If you don't like one thing, try something else. If you don't have conviction about something, find it elsewhere, but have a belief in something, even if it is to have another soda. Don't be content to stay in the cubicle.

    If there is a God, I should think he would be happy is that whatever sect we happen to be in, right or wrong, that if we could learn to live with each other amicably and unselfishly, we'd be doing good. But then, that is the trick, isn't it? How do we all get along?
     
  2. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    Dondi,

    Just like there's a limit to how many threads one can start in one day without attracting the attention of the authorities, there's a limit to how many Questions one can ask in a particular thread. I think we may be about to breach that limit. :)

    s.
     
  3. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    By keeping the windows open (re: the farting):eek::p

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  4. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    OMG Snoopy is right! I just checked and hull integrity is at 30% and dropping quickly! Quick, someone say something stupid!:D
     
  5. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Say something stupid?

    Uhm, I like to dance naked in front of my pets.
     
  6. Snoopy

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    He said stupid, not factual.

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  7. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Oh... How stupid of me!..... (think about that one for a moment....)
     
  8. Snoopy

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    OK, I have.

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  9. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Got you by the short and curleys me lad!
     
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    All the points we bring up and this is what you focus on?
    (hmm didn't realise I had said that out loud :D)


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  12. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Unreal really.... Isn't it? Isn't it? Quite, I'm sure.
     
  13. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I'm not sure exactly what you are intimating.

    Do we agree that there are two decidedly different potentials here?

    There is analyzing, solving problems yourself, utilizing your superior skills to work things out, or ascertain the answer you desire....that would be ego based.

    And then there is looking inside yourself, accessing your higher self, your connection to all knowledge, the ethers, spirit, G!d. Which is a surrendering of the ego control and utilizing prayer, meditation, contemplation whatever you wish to call it.
     
  14. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    I agreed with everything else :)
     
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    Yes, yes, that's what I was kinda getting at. Explore all avenues, all possibilities till you found something. Play the game.

    Thanks for shoring up that hull, wil!
     
  16. earl

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    Wonderful invite Paladin. I know folks from central Kansas commonly go to "the Springs" for vacation. I haven't actually been to Colorado in 30 years but if I ever get out there, I'd love to drop in. Similarly if you're ever in the vacation paradise known as central Kansas:D do drop in. Now, 17th, dancing naked in front of your pets? You do have some strange proclivities.:D earl
     
  17. Dondi

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    Lets's hope that's all he does with his pets.
     
  18. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Once again time for one of my favorite poems: :)

    Poem – The centipede
    by Mrs Edmund Craster (d. 1874)


    A centipede was happy quite,
    Until a toad in fun
    Said ‘Pray which leg moves after which ?
    This raised her doubts to such a pitch
    She fell exhausted in a ditch,
    Not knowing how to run.

    While lying in this plight,
    A ray of sunshine caught her sight;
    She dwelt upon its beauties long,
    Till breaking into happy song,
    Unthinking she began to run,
    And quite forgot the croakers fun.

     
  19. Dondi

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    And how did she feel after the frog ate her?
     
  20. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Don't know. :p
     

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