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  1. Whose will be done?
  2. I like how the principles of lift and buoyancy are explored in the first chapter. Naturalistic.
  3. Faith in humanity may be misplaced. So what else?
  4. A Field in England
  5. UG Krishnamurti and David Bohm Full Talk
  6. The profession of shaman has many advantages. It offers high status with a safe livelihood free of work in the dreary, sweaty sense. In most societies it offers legal privileges and immunities not granted to other men. But it is hard to see how a man who has been given a mandate from on High to spread tidings of joy to all mankind can be seriously interested in taking up a collection to pay his salary; it causes one to suspect that the shaman is on the moral level of any other con man.But it's lovely work if you can stomach it. - Robert Heinlein
  7. The most inhuman acts are always carried out in the name of humanity. Don't feed me that sentimental nonsense, stop gorging yourself on it. This is not an attack, but I can't say it in a kinder way.
  8. LimA, It seems to me that struggle becomes another attachment. Struggle has its place, life can be said to be a struggle - but seen in another (inhuman) perspective it becomes a cooperative system - a kind of dance - graceful and terrible.
  9. But what happens when we stop struggling?
  10. Lima, Thank you, I feel warmly toward you, also. All this talk of struggle makes me think of The Greater Jihad, spiritualizing the internal struggle.
  11. Delegating responsibility?
  12. I paraphrase badly: Once, there was a master who traveled with three disciples. In their travels, they crossed the country, and came to a great series of rice paddies. Somewhere along the line, they came to a disputed territory which had been allowed to be overgrown with weeds. The farmers, annoyed by The weeds that spread from this unclaimed patch were willing to offer a reward to anyone who could clear The weeds. A poor man, lacking sense or ability, but seeing The potential profit waylaid our four pilgrims. He asked their advice on how to best clear these weeds. The master turned to his disciples and said "How shall we accomplish this clearing." The first disciple, called T, said "The weeds must be uprooted by hand, only in being thorough can the field be made ready." The second, called N, said "that will take too long, use the hoe, the plow, and beasts of burden to make your work easier. " The third student, called V said, "I know a way that is better still. Board up the parcel, and let fire do the job. " The master praised each disciple for his method, and then admonished them: "If you do not quickly plant something beneficial once you have cleared the parcel, what was the point of clearing it? For weeds tend to fill empty spaces left alone. "
  13. I was trying to be funny by posting an image that was tangentially related and over the top. I failed.
  14. You're a better nobody than me