Patrick Brown

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  1. Valentine's Day Sucks!!!

    If you're lucky!!!
  2. Year of the Pig

    We want a Piglet, We want a Piglet, We want a Piglet! Down with Boars!
  3. OK, so back to the question. Q. Why do people fall in love? A. We have become more and more polarised due to our desire for sensation as we have come into being through consecutive rounds and cycles of existence. We differentiated into male and female thereby accentuating aspects of the one into a dualism. What we gained from the sensation of physical being we have lost from the view of wholeness and peace as confusion reigns and we seek peace in 'the-other'. The attraction to 'the-other' is the mortals attempt to again become complete but is an absurdity as 'they' are already whole but have simply become polarised. When one realises the error of imbalance one begins to rediscover that aspect of hidden self and in so rediscovers the path to wholeness. peace and bliss. Notes: Of course as all things are relative the coming into being was experiential bliss but when there is no longer anything to be gained the egoic consciousness returns to a state of non-being drawn to the bliss of peace and the dissolution of 'the other'. Such is the eternal cycle. Screaming in the void we reach out and holding branch and root return and return for evermore. So it is called the eternal return. So let the Dao be your guide and teacher that you may always find bliss NOW
  4. If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have bliss, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have bliss, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have bliss, I gain nothing. Bliss is patient, bliss is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Bliss does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Bliss never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and bliss. But the greatest of these is bliss.
  5. I wish people would stop using the word love as most have concluded the definition is extremely vague. Desire is a fundamental aspect of sex but strongly akin to animal activities i.e. Fornication and breeding perhaps to grow our desire for ever greater sensation. Care means you keep an eye on someone/something as you see it as having value i.e. So humans see themselves in their offspring and so wish help them grow to a perceived greatness. Bliss is the state of uninhibited, dynamic, eternally flowing ecstasy i.e. Being at one with all things yet attached to nothing, desire tempered (transmuted) to the hearts passion and yearning, caring for all things but never wanting for oneself. The whole idea of love has been tainted by ignorance and shouldn't be used unless you wish to perpetuate ignorance! Better to say what love isn't perhaps!
  6. Current Global Hacking of Banks

    I think it goes on a lot more than we're told as banks don't want the pubic to loose confidence in them and withdraw all their money.
  7. Care, consideration, gentleness etc. I think the term 'Love' is too broad and too general to have any real meaning. Love is a catchall word which if it was a sacred word would have great power but it's not sacred and therefore is ultimately meaningless. As they say actions speak louder than words!
  8. I am officially jaw dropped amazed.

    This happens to me a lot!!
  9. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    Yep "a wise man knows when enough is enough therefore he always has enough". Perfection probably isn't the best word.
  10. I am officially jaw dropped amazed.

    Although I respect others and their scientific view of meditation I see it the same as you Pig. Keep it spontaneous and undefined then it may be possible to truly be, or not to be, doing ZaZen, yep even when running for the bus or quoting Shakespeare!
  11. Current Global Hacking of Banks

    OK so we had Wells Fargo in American going off-line the other day and currently Lloyds in the UK is down so what's going on? Is there a spate of high level global hacking going on? Of course the banks never admit to being hacked they just say they're having 'technical difficulties'! This from the 7th February
  12. Year of the Pig

    That wild boar is really beginning to grate on my soul! It's like a negative resonance for this place.
  13. I am officially jaw dropped amazed.

    Nothing wrong with learning new tricks!