A philosphical question
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Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Running From... on 05/16/2010 19:46:55 MDT Print View

Best way to confront your fears: Get a pet like This One!

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Or even better on 05/16/2010 19:58:12 MDT Print View

Taiwanese man has cockroach up nose for 3 days

Edited by retropump on 05/16/2010 19:59:55 MDT.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Or even better on 05/16/2010 21:23:35 MDT Print View

When Mr Zheng picked his nose, he may have driven the insect further inside.

Gotta love the graphic frankness!

I'm running from all responsibility! You never know when they'll recruit you to actually participate on the weekends, when I just want to be out there, out of range of the cell towers.

Edited by butuki on 05/16/2010 22:21:56 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Or even better on 05/16/2010 21:40:03 MDT Print View

Lynn:

I am not clicking your second link! :)

YAMABUSHI !
(THUNDERHORSE) - F
3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 13:16:17 MDT Print View

Sprinting TOWARD my Kierkegaardian Existential Erfahrung. I would dislike myself greatly if I were even 1% hypocritical or counterfeit. I'd like to be known as "A man living his Ideals."

At times I do feel as though I’m leaving behind those who don't appreciate. Additionally Im leaving behind those who assume that since we speak the same language and look similar that we are the same.

But 75% of the time it is the former.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 13:52:58 MDT Print View

"I'd like to be known as "A man living his Ideals.""


Too easy.

In this case, one must merely pursue ideals that are not too lofty to live.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 14:03:49 MDT Print View

"one must merely pursue ideals that are not too lofty to live."

Hmmm, like Henry David Thoreau??

Moose. Indian.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 14:17:23 MDT Print View

Thoreau sure did have a lot to say about living a life that would've been luxurious (if not simply common)- to most people on Earth at that time.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 14:21:19 MDT Print View

Yama - ""I'd like to be known as "A man living his Ideals."

Craig - "Too easy. In this case, one must merely pursue ideals that are not too lofty to live."


Well, let's take this all the way. Believe that everything is illusory. Zero ideal mean zero disappointment. Buddhist nirvana, anyone?

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 14:30:21 MDT Print View

" Zero ideal mean zero disappointment. Buddhist nirvana, anyone?"

That is not to say that practicing Buddhists do not have ideals that they aim for in their pursuit of nirvana. Compassion, loving kindness, sympathetic joy, tolerance, patience. mindfulness, selflessness, and yes, also equanimity are just some of the many ideals of practicing Buddhists.

At least Buddhists are clear about what they are running from...suffering!

Edit: It just occurred to me you may have been referring to Zen Buddhism, in which case you are correct in that the "ideal" is no ideal.

Edited by retropump on 05/17/2010 14:44:02 MDT.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Re: What am I running away from? on 05/17/2010 15:08:05 MDT Print View

Running away from concrete and sodium vapor lights. Running toward wildflowers and stars.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/17/2010 17:21:09 MDT Print View

"In this case, one must merely pursue ideals that are not too lofty to live."

Isn't an ideal, by definition, like infinity, in that it may be approached but never attained?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Running on 05/18/2010 23:31:58 MDT Print View

I don't run. Not for planes, trains or automobiles. Walking, on the other hand is the way to go. A good sailboat and a fair wind notwithstanding.

Supermax at speed
Supermax at speed.

Edited by redleader on 05/18/2010 23:33:49 MDT.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
Zen (Ch'an) ideal on 05/19/2010 00:46:40 MDT Print View

there is still an ideal, basically the same as other Buddhism: enlightenment. In Zen/Ch'an it's just a different approach and methodology. "Turning the eye inward," a sort of recognition of the innate buddha nature from within, rather than through verbal/external practice and focus, as with most other approaches. It's not getting caught up, like Hamlet, in "words, words, words," not looking for a specific path or way. Koans--the famous "sound of one hand clapping" or "face you had before you were conceived," etc. are intended to aid the practitioner in recognizing the futility of thinking systematically or linguistically and perhaps gaining an objective view of their subjective mind, perhaps leading to a dissolution of the barrier between object and subject (which is a Taoist notion infused in this branch of Buddhism). It's, perhaps, like the empty spaces between the notes that Miles Davis called attention to. I'd like to think there is something of it in the spontaneous "ghee" laugh and smile of an infant.

Edited by cbert on 05/19/2010 00:47:40 MDT.

YAMABUSHI !
(THUNDERHORSE) - F
Re: Re: Re: 3 parts of the whole on 05/19/2010 21:48:02 MDT Print View

precisely.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Beige on 05/19/2010 23:47:57 MDT Print View

Beige? Is that like Kahayki?


I'll ask Julien.

James Patsalides
(james@patsalides.com) - MLife

Locale: New England
re: A philosphical question: BEIGE? on 05/24/2010 11:18:22 MDT Print View

Notwithstanding those who love beige...

Beige is the parent color for the following exciting color choices: "drab", "buff", "tan", "ecru", "khaki", and "sand".

Beige is essentially the average color of the universe (aka "Cosmic Latte").

Who could forget the fascinating and often controversial "Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions", published by the Federal Reserve Board, and known as The Beige Book.

In addition, 75% of the cubicle walls in America are beige in color, since beige wall decoration has been shown to reduce emotions in the workplace. Kind of like elevator music.

Erm, oh yeah, the original IBM PC had a beige box.

So, truth be told, I am running away from beige. :-)

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
HFCS on 05/24/2010 11:23:12 MDT Print View

High-fructose corn syrup

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Beige on 05/24/2010 12:49:50 MDT Print View

Uh oh. My hiking pants and windshirt are beige.

Rakesh Malik
(Tamerlin)

Locale: Cascadia
Cubicles on 05/27/2010 10:32:49 MDT Print View

The worst day in the field is better than the best day in a cubicle.