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#203022 - 11/09/05 10:04 AM The secret of life is...
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...what? (Did you expect an answer?)

What is it...for you?

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#203023 - 11/09/05 10:05 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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To live, laugh, love, and learn.

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#203024 - 11/09/05 01:11 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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my mind is totally blocked at the moment!!

but i gusse spiritual soul, endurance of one's journey of life
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#203025 - 11/09/05 01:26 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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I didn't know there was a secret.
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#203026 - 11/09/05 02:55 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Living.

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#203027 - 11/09/05 03:06 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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#203028 - 11/09/05 03:08 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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...in the practice of it.

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#203029 - 11/09/05 04:07 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: MattJ]
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Dang Oldman, that was cold!!!!! I refreshed my screen like 5 times thinking something would show up!
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#203030 - 11/09/05 04:38 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: MattJ]
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A polar bear in a snow storm...how's that supposed to help with life?

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#203031 - 11/09/05 04:40 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: butterfly]
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it's clearly a white rabbit in headlights...make sense now?

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#203032 - 11/09/05 04:41 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: MattJ]
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Dang Oldman, that was cold!!!!! I refreshed my screen like 5 times thinking something would show up!




Me too You are a wag oldman
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#203033 - 11/09/05 05:42 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Well, theres much debate over the subject. Most notably amoungst some british philosophers. One group is certain that the meaning of life is hats, while a rivel thinker beleives that it is 42.
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#203034 - 11/09/05 06:12 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Not acting your age. I'm 50 going on 38.
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#203035 - 11/09/05 06:16 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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...in the practice of it.




... go forth and multiply? Hmmm....maybe I should keep practising...

There is no secret to life. Life is being present.

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#203036 - 11/09/05 06:18 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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....available for a limited time only.

...constant moments of clarity and appreciation.

... long solitary walks on windy days.

...lucid memories.



Although we all know the secret of life is really......a secret.

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#203037 - 11/09/05 09:19 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: still wadowoman]
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W/O God there is no life IMHO... BUT, I discovered Him and MA at an early age. SO HOORAY. pretty fantabulous for an 18 yr old... i reckon kirby says (9'.')=O see he keeps his hands up too
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#203038 - 11/09/05 09:29 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Who_FlungPoo]
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The secret of death is to reside in the living.

The secret of life is knowing who resides in you.

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#203039 - 11/09/05 10:20 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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There are no secrets.

Just do the horse stance for an hour every day and everything is revealed to you.
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#203040 - 11/10/05 12:24 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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I had a thought about this the other day...maybe the secret/meaning of life is to experience pain, suffering, sadness, loss and death so that when we come to a place in which we have none of those, we can truely appriciate it.

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#203041 - 11/11/05 05:32 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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to fight to live and be happy. love people. make money.

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#203042 - 11/11/05 05:35 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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Ditto.

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#203043 - 11/11/05 05:57 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: KiDoHae]
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The secret of life is to keep breathing, and to avoid eating yellow snow
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#203044 - 11/11/05 06:29 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: RangerG]
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Not acting your age. I'm 50 going on 38.




That's one secret of longevity.

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#203045 - 11/13/05 03:07 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Cord]
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The secret of life is to keep breathing, and to avoid eating yellow snow




They told me it was lemon.
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#203046 - 11/15/05 10:55 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Foolsgold]
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#203047 - 11/15/05 11:08 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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...not found in cynicism or objects.

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#203048 - 11/15/05 11:28 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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de-hydrated water
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#203049 - 11/15/05 11:29 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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The secret of life is... laughing at death.

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#203050 - 11/16/05 05:47 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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....The mastery of headspins......

I'm goin on 3 rotations now, I'll have 20 by next month...not....
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#203051 - 11/16/05 06:26 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Not trying to be morbid or anything, but have you considered that life is really a death sentence with no specific termination date?

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#203052 - 11/16/05 10:38 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: eyrie]
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life is really a death sentence with no specific termination date?




Some would say the termination date is already fixed on the day / hour / minute / second you were born; just that you were not aware or told of it.

Just for general information, the Chinese considers a new born baby to be age one; they consider the time in the womb as the first year and when death comes, they add three years. I am not sure about the reasoning for the latter; perhaps, like everybody else, dying young was culturally abhorrent?
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#203053 - 11/17/05 01:28 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: eyrie]
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life is really a death sentence with no specific termination date?



I hear God doesn't do contracts...so like any good Sensei, God probably doesn't fall for barganing either.

I just figured it out:
The secret of life is... that there are no secrets.

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#203054 - 11/17/05 02:03 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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It's not a secret if you figure it out, now is it?

But it is a secret before you figure it out.

Once you figure it out, it just is.

Right?


PS-What I posted at the beginning, Live Laugh Love and Learn, I guess would be more of my guidelines to life. Is there a difference?
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#203055 - 11/17/05 03:45 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Quote:

there are no secrets.





Hey, I said that first.

Oh, sorry, I didn't realise God is on your side; a 1000 apologies.
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#203056 - 11/17/05 08:54 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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I guess my secret has been to never give up.

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#203057 - 11/17/05 09:11 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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uh-oh,
can I change my secret of life answer again?
Quote:

Hey, I said that first.



{some might say that they didn't hear you when you said that because this is a text-based only forum...but not me, I leave the obvious humor to the novices. MwaHa}

The secret to life version 3.0 is...read what ButterflyPalm 'says'.

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#203058 - 11/17/05 03:06 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Foolsgold]
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Quote:

Quote:

The secret of life is to keep breathing, and to avoid eating yellow snow




They told me it was lemon.




Foolslemon, eh?

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#203059 - 11/17/05 06:57 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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the secret of life... prepare for it to end and die properly? Life, death... only words for a milestones on the path. you come in this world to help others, others come to this world to help you, all people come to this world to die, and everybody will realize that "there is no spoon", it just needs time.

what is time? you are everything and nothing, you are the same as you were when you first come to the world, and will stay true to your ultimate form until you die and after that. if there nothing is changing, including the fact that everything changes, where is the time? no time at all...

(I just put here some crazyness, my brain is already sleeping, it is 2AM here now )
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#203060 - 11/17/05 09:58 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: LastGURU]
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As I said before, thank god you are the LastGURU; apparently nobody hears what I say
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#203061 - 11/17/05 11:40 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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awwww...I sawwee.

I just thought of another angle to attack this...with linguistics! "The secret of life is..."

secret: means 'Dependably discreet'.

in other words, you need 2 minds in order to even HAVE a secret. Therefore, there can be no 'secret'. there literally is no spoon.

There can be a mystery of life...or a wonder of life...but no secret. HA! {immitates Ace Ventura: 'How doya... like... that...., huh?'}

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#203062 - 11/18/05 01:56 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Huh?
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#203063 - 11/18/05 07:34 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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what? oh, my nonsense? it was late, and I'm just recovering from a 3-day flu...make sense now? lol

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#203064 - 11/18/05 08:57 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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in other words, you need 2 minds in order to even HAVE a secret. Therefore, there can be no 'secret'.




James 1:8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.  (ASV)

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#203065 - 11/18/05 09:22 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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Ed 11/18: "A singleminded man, unchallenged in all his ways." (FWIW)


Here's a great irony: 'Gospel of James' - Scholars have established that, based on the style of the language and the theological concerns, and the fact that the author is apparently not aware of contemporary Jewish customs, the work is pseudonymous.
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lol...tell me about "double mind" again, 'James'

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#203066 - 11/18/05 09:58 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Double mind, single mind...no mind.

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#203067 - 11/18/05 10:05 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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The irony is not lost on me. I'm much better at keeping secrets from myself than I am from others.

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#203068 - 11/18/05 11:47 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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Oldman,

Ooooh! I think I like your post.

I used to watch Kookla, Fran, and Ollie when I was a kid. I can settle in for the Mark and Ed Hour.


-B

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#203069 - 11/18/05 12:00 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: butterfly]
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The secret of (eternal) life...is Nickelodean/cable tv. They say nothing ever dies because of cable...but I haven't seen K,F and Ollie resurrected yet.

Quote:

I used to watch Kookla, Fran, and Ollie when I was a kid.




Edited by harlan (11/18/05 12:01 PM)

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#203070 - 11/18/05 02:06 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Harlan,

How about Big Blue Marble? Add that to your Scholastic News collection and you can figure out who isn't a kid...anymore!

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#203071 - 11/18/05 02:11 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: butterfly]
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"The earth's a big blue marble when you see it from out there..."

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#203072 - 11/18/05 02:12 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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some quoted from Tao te Ching:

Quote:

Who accepts nature's flow becomes all-cherishing;
Being all-cherishing he becomes impartial;
Being impartial he becomes magnanimous;
Being magnanimous he becomes natural;
Being natural he becomes one with the Way;
Being one with the Way he becomes immortal:
Though his body will decay, the Way will not.




Quote:

Some are filled with life;
Some are empty with death;
Some hold fast to life, and thereby perish,
For life is an abstraction.

Those who are filled with life
Need not fear tigers and rhinos in the wilds,
Nor wear armour and shields in battle;
The rhinoceros finds no place in them for its horn,
The tiger no place for its claw,
The soldier no place for a weapon,
For death finds no place in them.




Quote:

Endurance is to keep one's place;
Long life it is to die and not perish.


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#203073 - 11/18/05 02:18 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: LastGURU]
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The Cycle Song

...The years flow by with ceaseless turn,
the Ageless die, the young return.
Shadows sprout and grow by day -
Man falls short along the way.
Poets' words on pinion'd wing
outlast the ruin time can bring.
The seeds are sown, they live and die
forgotten as the years flow by...


Edited by harlan (11/18/05 02:22 PM)

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#203074 - 11/18/05 02:24 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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I'm much better at keeping secrets from myself than I am from others.


Good to know. I'll make sure to remember never to tell you any.

The Mark and Ed Show... I'm in, sounds like a good way to meet chicks.

anyway, I think I've got it now, the secret of life is contained within the following quote:
Quote:

What we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One, people are not wearing enough hats. Two, Matter is energy. In the universe, there are many energy fields, which we cannot normally percieve. Some energies have a spiritual source, which act upon a person's soul. However, this soul does not exist automatically, as orthodox Christianity teaches, but has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved due to mankind's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.



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#203075 - 11/18/05 03:27 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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God is in the trivials?

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#203076 - 11/18/05 03:32 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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I couldn't say if the secret to life is in the quote but I'm pretty sure the quote is in the meaning of life.

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#203077 - 11/18/05 03:43 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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I think this one is at least...

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

Eleanor Roosevelt
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#203078 - 11/18/05 04:55 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Quote:

Double mind, single mind...no mind.





What is mind?

~No matter....

What is matter?

~Nevermind....

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#203079 - 11/18/05 04:58 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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so...maybe the secret to life is it's meaning?...no wait, the secret to life is giving life meaning? hmmm, sounds awkward...life...secret...meaning...
{Ed gets stuck in a repeating logic loop sometimes, and usually snaps out of it after being clonked in the head...luckily, he is training tonight and should be fine by morning.}

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#203080 - 11/18/05 07:16 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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I meant the Monty Python movie. The Meaning of life.

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#203081 - 11/18/05 08:26 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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oh. yes, you are correct.
I thought it was a double-meaning, so was just going with it. still, I needed that hit to the head.

lets see if I can stop being rediculus for 5 minutes...

The secret of life is...asking the right questions.

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#203082 - 11/18/05 08:47 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: oldman]
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You always have to look on the Bright Side of life. *Whistles away*

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#203083 - 11/18/05 10:07 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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A Secret Each

Round and about,
Other things exist,
Inside and within,
A secret sleeps;
Of a life by itself,
By itself, a life unique;
And yet to all life,
A secret each.
To be held within,
But never doubting,
The stranger and his secret,
The sea and the beaches,
The baker and his bread,
The graveyard and the graves.
All these and more,
All we hold in awe,
Tells us the parts,
That make the whole,
But the whole itself asleep,
For the parts,
A secret each,
Are by themselves,
Unique.


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#203084 - 11/19/05 11:07 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." -Robert Byrne
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#203085 - 11/23/05 12:21 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: chakuy]
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...making a good apple pie.

(Shhhhh...actually, the secret is in the crust.)


Edited by harlan (11/23/05 12:22 PM)

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#203086 - 11/23/05 11:53 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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...making a good apple pie.

(Shhhhh...actually, the secret is in the crust.)




It is an open secret among bakers and masseurs that the secret is in the kneading
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#203087 - 11/24/05 09:20 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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No kneading (needing? ) in pie crust. You cut. It is about mixing, and cutting, ingredients at the right temperature. Then, adding water to just the right texture...it has to be felt to know.

One can experiment, one can get a cookbook and try to learn on one's own...but the best way is to have a teacher who can point out the right way and feel.

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#203088 - 11/24/05 01:31 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Apple Pie....did someone say, Apple Pie?

I think I could live off of Applie Pie alone. Far better than most cakes, better than pumkin for sure. And in a pinch, a slice of cold apple pie with a cup of hot, black coffee is a great breakfast....

Man, I miss home made apple pie! Had to buy mine at a bakery.

Good, but just lacking that je nais se quoi.

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#203089 - 11/24/05 01:32 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: butterfly]
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Well...if we have another Hoodat...I might be inclined to donate one. Of course, you would have to win.

Ah...the secret to life...is winning.

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#203090 - 11/24/05 01:40 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Hmmm, I wonder if oldman accepts bribes. Half of an apple pie maybe?
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#203091 - 11/24/05 01:47 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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hey...why can't *I* get an apple pie...

wait I miss-read that-I thought you said the secret to life is whining.

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#203092 - 11/24/05 02:40 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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#203093 - 11/29/05 11:48 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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#203094 - 12/02/05 10:10 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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The secret of life is... still a secret.

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#203095 - 12/02/05 10:14 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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The secret of life is... still a secret.




And a secret it should remain..

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#203096 - 12/03/05 12:29 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Ed 11/18: "A singleminded man, unchallenged in all his ways." (FWIW)


Here's a great irony: 'Gospel of James' - Scholars have established that, based on the style of the language and the theological concerns, and the fact that the author is apparently not aware of contemporary Jewish customs, the work is pseudonymous.
Source
lol...tell me about "double mind" again, 'James'




Same with the other Gnostic gospels (including Thomas and Philip). This is the James that oldman referred to. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=66&chapter=1&version=31

Definitely not a gospel.
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#203097 - 12/03/05 12:33 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Foolsgold]
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Oops, missed the lighthearted tone. I should definitely get out more!
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#203098 - 12/03/05 06:56 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Foolsgold]
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Oops, missed the lighthearted tone. I should definitely get out more!




That's Goodnews.
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#203099 - 12/03/05 07:52 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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"No matter, never mind."

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#203100 - 12/03/05 11:06 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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#203101 - 12/03/05 12:18 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Foolsgold]
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hence the qualifier 'Gnostic gospels'.
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"The secret of life is...not losing."
-Onaga, Yoshimitsu

This is similar to Funakoshi's quote:
"Do not think about winning; think about not losing."

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#203102 - 12/03/05 09:40 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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hence the qualifier 'Gnostic gospels'.
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"The secret of life is...not losing."
-Onaga, Yoshimitsu




He actually said:-

"The secret of life is...not losing it"
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#203103 - 12/18/05 01:01 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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the secret of life....survival.

and understanding that "life feeds on life"...life is predatory...all life, and that is the reason for what we call "death".
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#203104 - 12/18/05 01:58 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: WildBill]
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Wildbill,

While that is a pragmatic explanation and true...it is still not a consideration of living life well....and being happy.

Mere survival can be equated with minimum brain function, a feeding tube, and a coma. Not necessarily the most competent platform from which to view the whole expanse of life.

-B

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#203105 - 12/18/05 02:11 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: butterfly]
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In an article I had to read, the Cybernetics of Life by Holmes Rolston, for my Religion, Science & Philosophy I class, Rolston asserts that "[t]he secret of life is that it is a passion play" and that we are give "the power to suffer through to something higher."

Just a point to ponder...

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#203106 - 12/18/05 02:23 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: harlan]
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Life hasn't told me yet...
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#203107 - 12/18/05 02:59 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: trevek]
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Life hasn't told me yet...



when did you ask her last time?
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#203108 - 12/18/05 03:01 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: Christie]
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#203109 - 12/18/05 03:36 PM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: LastGURU]
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Quote:

Quote:

Life hasn't told me yet...



when did you ask her last time?




Can't recall, but like most women she doesn't listen when I do... I just have to wait.
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#203110 - 12/21/05 03:19 AM Re: The secret of life is... [Re: trevek]
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Butterfly:

lol....believe me, pretty much every day that I survive I am happy. Even if I have little else, I have gratitude for the life I have been given.


Edited by WildBill (12/21/05 03:21 AM)
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