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Let's see.. interesting things lately..

 

I can make apple juice into wine,

I can turn  apfelwein into Apple Jack w/ cold distilling in the winter.

& Apple Jack into a party.

 

I can turn brown rice into a psychedelic drug

and the drug into a strong helpful medicine.

 

I can take cold showers

I can hold my breath after exhaling over 2 minutes

 

I can make a damn good pot of Southwest Chili

I can whip up a warming soul food cassoulet

 

I can do long breath rhythms

25in- 25out

10in-40hols-10our

10in-10hold-10out-10hold

this youtube channel is filled with various 30 minute breath cycles.  Start short and its amazing how by the end of the month you've doubled and tripled your length- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnGh6CcWVAv2GpiiOj3nGYQ

 

I can write tight short stories in 15 minutes

 

 

How bout you?  What interesting things can you do?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Welcomer said:

I can do long breath rhythms

 

I can breathe with a smile ~ rhythmically with the falling rain...

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Welcomer said:

I can write tight short stories in 15 minutes

 

Hi Welcomer,

 

Good job ~ thank you.

 

But I can paint a long story with brevity in less than 15 minutes...

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A picture paints more than a 1000 words...

 

- Anand

 

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2 hours ago, Welcomer said:

Let's see.. interesting things lately..

 

Hi Welcomer,

 

Thank you ~ I just received this message from you...

 

34 minutes ago, Welcomer said:

You've spammed two of the messages.  That's sucks but liveable, please spam the whole thing like you did my Burning Man thread.  It's spam and trolling. 

 

Please elaborate. I don't know what spam and trolling mean. Please advise so that I can understand your message better.

 

I responded to this ~ your thread re its wit. Have I responded negatively to something positive?

 

Burning Man? I cannot recall this thread ~ but had I responded negatively there? Please advise so that I can delete it if deem fit.

 

I am not violating confidentiality as I believe in upholding transparency,

 

- Anand

 

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Since the pandemic? I started baking delicious cakes. I then had to start giving most of them away because I live alone and indulged a little too much.

 

Now I make Chapatis 😋

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1 hour ago, Limahong said:

 

Hi Welcomer,

 

Thank you ~ I just received this message from you...

Please elaborate. I don't know what spam and trolling mean. Please advise so that I can understand your message better.

I responded to this ~ your thread re its wit. Have I responded negatively to something positive?

 

Burning Man? I cannot recall this thread ~ but had I responded negatively there? Please advise so that I can delete it if deem fit.

I am not violating confidentiality as I believe in upholding transparency,

- Anand

 

I apologize if I came on too strong and I know you don't do it maliciously but on the Burning Man thread you made 8 picture posts in a row, each more and more irrelevant.  Another person posted, then you made 2 more:

 

A few aren't bad, but when you do it multiple times, in a row, it feels like spam to those who created the thread.  It'd be different if it was an art thread or about photo's or if you shrunk the size of your pictures.  

 

In truth you haven't been doing it as much these days.  I didn't want to see 7 or 8 large photos in a row on this thread so I PM'd you. 

-Michael

 

P.S I think I'll retire Welcomer and keep to thelerner from now on.  Having to switch accounts is a pain and could be construed as misleading.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Welcomer said:

Burning Man thread you made 8 picture posts in a row, each more and more irrelevant. 

 

Hi Welcomer,

 

Now that I am not misled ~ the Burning Man has returned to my mental front.

 

I chanced upon it as a thread seeded in 2010 and I responded to it as a good one that perhaps its reincarnation might be in order.

 

But its words went on and on  for miles and kilometres...

 

To attract others to (re)read it ~ I then thought that some visualization might help.

 

Those pictures I had added pertained to the milestones of the Burning Man's journey... e.g. the casinos.

 

2 hours ago, Welcomer said:

In truth you haven't been doing it as much these days.

 

I have not changed and I am still a pain in the Fifth chakra and a proximity near the First chakra.

 

5 hours ago, Welcomer said:

I can do long breath rhythms

25in- 25out

10in-40hols-10our

10in-10hold-10out-10hold

 

I cannot and I am dying breathless...

 

Good night or day (it is now 8:30 am at my end).

 

- Anand

 

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1 hour ago, Nungali said:

Hudjan mas.

 

Hi Nun,

 

Thank you for hudjan (rain) mas (gold) from Indonesia ~ very calming.

 

- Anand

 

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10 hours ago, Nungali said:

 

In a thread a bout 'things you can do ' .....  your contribution is a nice one .

Keep breathing  -  keep smiling   

 

.... the rhythm of the falling rain ;

 

Nungali, you miss the point.  The PM sent was a reminder to Limahong not to make 7 or 8 picture posts in a row.  In the past when he's done that its been reported as Spam.  These days it could get him a warning point.  I wanted to warn him about it.

 

Speaking as moderator, since my post here is about not spamming a thread with pictures.  You reposted more pictures for some reason.  Since the whole lesson here is about picture spam, I'll ask you as a moderator to remove them from your post.  You got a ban last month and this week picked up a couple more disciplinary points.  Kould I simply suggest my assessment is to remove the pictures in your post for the reason stated above. Thank you.

 

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10 hours ago, Limahong said:

 

Hi Welcomer,

Now that I am not misled ~ the Burning Man has returned to my mental front.

 

Its not about the Burning Man thread, that was an example.  You get Reported alot, which has led to discipline, suspension and bans.  For a long time we didn't have active moderators so lately reports went unseen.  Now that we do, please be careful about making multiple picture threads in a row.  That's what my PM to you was about. 

 

You're a visual guy and I respect that.  I don't think most people have a problem with 1 or 2, or even 3 in a row, especially if they're on the subject.  But when they stretch beyond that, members consider them spam and Report you.

 

I am hoping you can ease up on the longer multi-picture threads in a row to keep yourself from being reported.  It is your choice and consequences.

 

Again, you're free to make the picture and songs posts.  Most of them are quite good, but when they come one after another, some considered them spam and you get Reported.   

 

 

P.S hopefully back to our regularly scheduled OP.

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14 hours ago, Limahong said:
Welcomer said:

I can do long breath rhythms

25in- 25out

10in-40hols-10our

10in-10hold-10out-10hold

 

I cannot and I am dying breathless...

Good night or day (it is now 8:30 am at my end).

- Anand

 

Nothing is more important than breath.  I think there was a zen fable about it..  A young monk said he knew the most important thing and began to repeat a long sermon.  Hearing it, the master grabbed him and dunked him under water.  Kept him there a long time.  When he let him up he asked the monk 'Now what's the most important thing?'  Still gasping the young monk said 'Air!' and old master nodded sagely. 

 

Anyhow, few or no one does long breath holds off the bat.  They're trained for.  In Aikido we'd sit in seiza and do long one minute breath cycles.  It took me a year and a half to get it.  The good news is increases come pretty fast.  The better news is slow breath, slow relaxed mind.  Its very valuable in everyday life and makes meditation better.

 

If anyone's interested here's an easy 5-5-5 breathe to tones  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4-uVcQwWYs

Once its comfortable- here's 7-7-7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0NORdNNI6Y&t=93s

at 7-7-7 one is breathing 3 times a minute instead of the usual 12 to 15.  It does a body good and the tones are 30 minutes long, a nice amount. 

 

Course, that's what I like.  I expect everyone has some interesting things, spiritual and otherwise that they do. 

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I'm not often serious any longer in this life, but I'm sincere.

Kind of like my friend @Limahong

Whom I dearly appreciate.

 

One interesting thing I do, is play

Seriously... I love to play, sincerely.

When used sincerely, play transforms a mundane task into a joyful one.

 

These daze, a lot of folks seem to mistake lack of seriousness with lack of sincerity.

The two are not mutually exclusive...

 

At work, when things are crazy, I'll often make a paper airplane and toss it from the perms (40' high floating platforms above stage floors, used for lighting rigging). 

 

I'm expanding my retinue of paper airplanes lately... mostly adding new models to my skill set.

 

I make them while I listen to satsang (daily), or watch a film (once in a while), fold em flat and store em in a bag.  Once I've made a thousand of them, I'm going to rent a top floor room in a nearby hotel for a couple nights of play.  On each plane a poem, or quote is written on the wings.  Either one of my own, or one I've encountered that inspires me with joy, compassion, hope, etc.  My son and I will then launch them into the surrounding community and see how far they fly from the 16th floor, which is seriously an act of littering, but with the sincerity of sharing a bit of joyful playful poetry and love with my neighbors.  This may irk a few folks (the serious ones).  I'm ok with this, sincerely. 

 

I suspect a few will also find moments of insight and joy and they may also play a bit.

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, thelerner said:

Nungali, you miss the point.  The PM sent was a reminder to Limahong not to make 7 or 8 picture posts in a row.  In the past when he's done that its been reported as Spam.  These days it could get him a warning point.  I wanted to warn him about it.

 

Speaking as moderator, since my post here is about not spamming a thread with pictures.  You reposted more pictures for some reason.  Since the whole lesson here is about picture spam, I'll ask you as a moderator to remove them from your post.  You got a ban last month and this week picked up a couple more disciplinary points.  Kould I simply suggest my assessment is to remove the pictures in your post for the reason stated above. Thank you.

 

 

 

  Pictures?

 

I guess you mean the video I posted . When I quoted  Limi . his video also got quoted . I didnt post any pictures , just a video

 

I often respond to Limi  in like manner and communicate via song and images   .But I won't any more if its causing  a problem .  I have removed my post, it wasnt important .

 

 

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On 7/27/2020 at 5:38 PM, Nungali said:

  I have removed my post, it wasnt important .

 

Thanks, you must doing some interesting things.   Anything in particular?

 

I just received an Occular Quest, a cheap Android based virtual reality headset.  I'm looking forward to unboxing it.  

Except for occasional trips to the kitchen and washroom, my son is living in the Matrix or maybe Player One universe.

 

<and sorry for coming across so anal.  Tomorrow I'm off to the doctor to get the stick out of my butt>

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Nothing much .  Just a bit of black magick and Satanism . 

 

 

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