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About ilumairen

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  1. Haiku Chain

    looking like green lace slowly wilting and browning then falling to dirt
  2. Writing only as a member, the words eventually and quickly are not often used in conjunction, and a little careful editing could avoid the confusion this oxymoron could potentially cause. And maybe avoiding the sarcasm “a really hard and taxing job” seems to imply would show a bit more good faith in communication to a team of moderators who took time out of their own lives to facilitate your early return from the lengthy suspension you had been given.
  3. Most articles these days seem misleading to me - in one way or another. This at least provided some food for thought. And I found myself singing “baby it’s cold outside,” remembering how it had been a holiday favorite of mine. Then came the day someone questioned the lyrics, and made some noise. Back home the station that played seasonal tunes had a listener vote, and the song stayed in rotation. I don’t think it did here, and at least haven’t heard it when the holidays come around unless I played it myself.
  4. Apech was removed from the moderation team at admin discretion. Bindi has resigned. We appreciate both stepping into the role of moderator and thank them for their service. (This thread replaces the other, now pitted, thread.)
  5. simplify

  6. Name change request

    @steve, would you be able to expedite this request?
  7. Is truth relative?

    No, I’m not Buddhist, although there are aspects I resonate with, and I do a number of Bön practices which I find beneficial.
  8. Is truth relative?

    To my way of thinking, it is a Buddhist way of pointing to the inseparability of mystery and manifest. I quite like this “map is not the territory,” so very much like words are not the experience they are utilized to express.
  9. Is truth relative?

    Back to chapter 1, eh? The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things. Ever desireless, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations. These two spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery.
  10. Is truth relative?

    Playing along, I would name it “change.” And if Truth is the dynamic, potential for, and (to the extent one is able) understanding of change, would this still be irrelevant in the manifest world? Going Buddhist on you, do you have any particular thoughts on, or understanding of, “emptiness is form; form is emptiness?”
  11. testing 

  12. Personal Practice Discussion Thread Request

    I think it would be worth noting as well, this present action was a member request (made in the new mod team thread). And the sleeping ppd area isn’t something just now being created, but already existing and now being utilized again.
  13. Is truth relative?

    Not really as the cultural biases and relative truths are karma, in my understanding. :shrug:
  14. are there evil cookies?

    Evil cookies, luring the unwary into ill health one sweet whisper at a time. The worst are the saccharine sweet, with their false sense of healthiness, and promises not to spike blood sugar or add inches to waistlines.. indulge, indulge they whisper.
  15. Haiku Chain

    In calm smooth water A reflection shines, until A splash! It is gone.