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  1. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    Another by Burne Jones, 'Love Among the Ruins'.
  2. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    @dawei Many thanks for these paintings. Incredibly powerful stuff.
  3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail Blade Runner Apocalypse Now Easy Rider Das Boot
  4. Hmmm Well b/ is wrong for a start. You have no idea what they are thinking. It might be a lust fuelled desire to pounce on you. Nothing says you have to make the first move. Secondly I have to ask what are you really grasping for, girls or the balls to talk to them?
  5. Rebirth????

    Thanks for answering. So far then It would seem, according to this analogy, to be entirely random.
  6. Rebirth????

    Thanks but not really answering my question. In your analogy we would know how and why the new candle got there and how the contact was made. In my question this whole area is (it appears) a complete blank. Any ideas @Cheshire Cat
  7. Rebirth????

    If I have understood this correctly, at the point of death, the skandhas leave the deceased and in some way influence a new life form from it's very beginning. Many introductions to Buddhism have something like this and then move forward. I find this raises a few questions though. Do the skandhas know what they are looking for, or is something drawing them? Or is it entirely random? If rebirth can occur in multiple worlds eg gods or hungry ghosts, do the skandhas exist multi-dimensionally or is one level pre-set (presumably by kharma). I have not come across anything which tackles these issues, any ideas anyone?
  8. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    No, but in her case I can very very forgiving.
  9. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    Aiyana by Keith Stillwagon
  10. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    This is Mystical Mangroves by Keith Stillwagon
  11. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    Stay back - I saw her first
  12. Sensory Metaphor

    I do like this term "sensory metaphor". In one way it does tend to simplify a phenomenon that many of us have experienced whilst simultaneously opening up a whole new area for consideration.