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I love Robert W Chambers' King in Yellow stories. The other stuff I've seen by him inclines me to agree with the assessment that he did not nurture his talent nearly as much as he could have.

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Most of the Eastern traditions share common metaphysical principles; above all, the concepts of Non-duality and Universal Man can be traced in all authentic traditions of the East.-- Radpour

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 Good health to you. ... Peace on your hand and health to all who shake it.

 

                                         Old Irish blessing

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And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

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Wisdom
of the
Great Round Mirror

First
A mirror will reflect absolutely any object which comes before its surface,
it will not refuse any object, all are equally accepted. 

Second
There exists no distinction between good and evil, big and small, beauty and ugliness for the mirror.
The mirror reflects things as mountains and oceans, in the same way it will reflect a tiny insect.
This is equality of acceptance, there exists no value judgment,
definition or concept, only the object is reflected.

Third
The mirror reflects the mountain as a mountain, and the ocean as an ocean,
it accepts things as they are without changing them.

Fourth
The mirror never keeps or sticks to a reflection after the object is removed.
It returns to its peaceful state ready to reflect anything that comes up,
not attached to anything.

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Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

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"When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience leaves with money and the man with money leaves with experience." - Unknown

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16 hours ago, sagebrush said:

run the opposite direction from the man  who thinks he has all the answers. 

 

Two men were trying to run away from a lion. While doing so one turned to the other and said - why are you trying to out run this lion, you can't out run a lion.

 

The other replied - I don't need to out run the lion, I just need to out run you.

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“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.”
 Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.”
― George Carlin

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On 1/17/2020 at 9:14 AM, Miffymog said:

 

Two men were trying to run away from a lion. While doing so one turned to the other and said - why are you trying to out run this lion, you can't out run a lion.

 

The other replied - I don't need to out run the lion, I just need to out run you.

Me, camping with a buddy in Grizzly country.

 

Him:  So, what's your like... bear strategy?  Play dead?  Get big and yell?

 

Me:   ...  nope... very simple.

         Always camp with a slow friend.

 

Him:  ... :lol: dude!  you suck! 

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1 hour ago, moment said:

Cats and owls seem soooo alike!

Ha, our most recent feline family member, Tara... we call her our Owl Cat. 

 

She's a Nordic Forest Longhair but i swear in varying lights, varying times of day...

She's 33%Owl, 34%Fox, 33%Feline and 39%Shadow/Mist.

 

 

 

 

 

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That's 139% all cat.  Can you get her weight down?

 

 

 

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I have lived with several zen masters... all of them feline.  ~anon

Cats above most animals I've spent time with seem to be innate masters of zen, in both their innate emptiness when not engaged, and their unbreakable focused mindfulness when in action.

 

True Masters.

 

As for Tara:  She's the quietest in spirit and presence of any I've shared time with.

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she's about nine months in these pics.

Now Three (and still growing to about five vet says), She's very light, though nearly three feet long now, her mane has come in, her tail is even thicker and the hair between her toes is several inches long.

She slides across travertine like it's ice.

 

 

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33 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

I have lived with several zen masters... all of them feline.  ~anon

Cats above most animals I've spent time with seem to be innate masters of zen, in both their innate emptiness when not engaged, and their unbreakable focused mindfulness when in action.

 

True Masters.

 

As for Tara:  She's the quietest in spirit and presence of any I've shared time with.

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she's about nine months in these pics.

Now Three (and still growing to about five vet says), She's very light, though nearly three feet long now, her mane has come in, her tail is even thicker and the hair between her toes is several inches long.

She slides across travertine like it's ice.

 

 

 

She does look like a Zen master, although her pillow says Om.  

 

My cat Haomao is no zen master.  He is a control freak.  

 

'My cat is in control'

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Mencius said, "Instruction makes use of many techniques. When I do not deign to instruct someone, that too is a form of instruction."

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11 hours ago, SirPalomides said:

Mencius said, "Instruction makes use of many techniques. When I do not deign to instruct someone, that too is a form of instruction."

 

 

Dangerously close to not-doing.

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Meditation is a lot like marriage: You begin in pursuit of ecstasy and eventually settle for mild contentment. After twenty years you realize that contentment itself is a kind of ecstasy.

 

From "Sparrow´s Guide to Meditation,"  The Sun Magazine

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