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#274402 - 08/05/06 01:16 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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What is desire?

Is it the thing that gives zest to life? The fire to burn a little brighter in love and friendship?

Is it different that the want for more, for wanting's sake?

I desire food for health and enjoyment....and though less healthy than a platter of cold tofu, a piece of apple pie goes a long way to fulfill what I want, and perhaps more than what I need. But it is nice to occasionally get what you want just because you desire it.

I am, after all, only human.

-B

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#274403 - 08/07/06 08:51 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: butterfly]
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Aug. 7:

To enter one’s own self, it is necessary to go armed to the teeth.

PAUL VALÉRY

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#274404 - 08/07/06 04:17 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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Better to go more than just armed. In the slimey abode of my consciousness, I need someone's hand to hold!

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#274405 - 08/07/06 04:18 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
nenipp Offline
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I desire too free myself from desire.

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#274406 - 08/07/06 04:43 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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going to war with yourself doesn't work. the only long-term way is to make peace with yourself...unarmed.

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#274407 - 08/08/06 07:44 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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What day is it? Anyway, today's quote:

I should never have made my success in life if I had not bestowed upon the least thing I have ever undertaken the same attention and care I have bestowed upon the greatest.

CHARLES DICKENS

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#274408 - 08/09/06 12:12 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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Ok..you scored with this one. No bad puns or counter quotes. This is a good one!

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#274409 - 08/09/06 02:57 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: butterfly]
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Quote:

Better to go more than just armed. In the slimey abode of my consciousness, I need someone's hand to hold!




Will they let go of your hand in fear and disgust? Can I have someone to provide covering fire for me? Is that an acceptable compromise?
_________________________
patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

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#274410 - 08/09/06 03:01 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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Perhaps that is the role of 'spiritual friend'...the sensei of the psyche.

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#274411 - 08/10/06 07:25 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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Space and Time! now I see it is true,
what I guess’d at,
What I guess’d when I loaf’d on the grass,
What I guess’d while I lay alone in my bed,
And again as I walk’d the beach under
the paling stars of the morning.

WALT WHITMAN

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