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head shaving

SystemSystem Moderator
edited June 19 in General Banter
This discussion was created from comments split from: Head Shaving. Previous discussion is 8 years old. None of the participants there are on site any longer....
Hence the split. :)

Comments

  • billjmbilljm norwich New

    Hi i shave my head all the time as you can see from my photo it's a great feeling when the razor goes over your head and i have had it shaved bald for ten years now there' nothing like it.

    Bunks
  • ScottPenScottPen Maryland Veteran

    @Marcus- I'm almost 41 and I started buzzing my hair off when I was 26 or 27. I did it because I wanted my appearance to be consistent and unpredictable with zero effort. My hair was pretty short already, and I still spent too much time paying attention to it. Paying attention to my hair made me feel vain- and although I hadn't started thinking about Buddhism, I was already aware that vanity is a prison.
    My friends didn't care. My wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, didn't really like it and still doesn't... but we've been married 8 years as of yesterday.
    It had the exact desired effect. I tried to grow it out to a normal length earlier this year to be nice to my wife, but I had no idea how dramatic my bald spot is!! Insecurity came back, and I shaved it right off again.
    I recommend that anyone tries it. You might benefit from it. If not, hair is a renewable resource, so why sweat it?

  • ScottPenScottPen Maryland Veteran

    @System said:
    This discussion was created from comments split from: Head Shaving. Previous discussion is 8 years old. None of the participants there are on site any longer....
    Hence the split. :)

    oops

    I guess you can't fight the system

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Of course you can!

    (You'd lose, but of course you can! :D :D )

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    It’s interesting, for many people who are now getting a bit older there was a tendency to not cut their hair for spiritual reasons. For example my stepfather walks around with a topknot. I guess these things vary with the generations.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Yes! My ex mother in law commented a few years ago that she didn't like the look of my shaved head and I should have a comb over.

    😳

    herbertoScottPen
  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Explorer
    edited June 20

    I haven't had hair in so long I wouldn't actually know what to say if I went into a barber's.

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

  • herbertoherberto Arizona Explorer

    I've been shaving my head for over 23 years and love it. I do have a pretty long beard so you might say that my hair has been lowered.

  • ScottPenScottPen Maryland Veteran

    @Vimalajāti said:

    I haven't had hair in so long I wouldn't actually know what to say if I went into a barber's.

    If I went into a barbershop the only thing I would say is "oops, wrong door"

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Hi i shave my head all the time as you can see from my photo it's a great feeling when the razor goes over your head and i have had it shaved bald for ten years now there' nothing like it.

    Welcome to newbuddhist, B)
    hairstyling tips now available ;)

    Also available in the Xtian Sutras:

    2 Vanity[b] of vanities, says the Preacher,
    vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
    3 What does man gain by all the toil
    at which he toils under the sun?
    4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,
    but the earth remains forever.
    5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
    and hastens[c] to the place where it rises.
    6 The wind blows to the south
    and goes around to the north;
    around and around goes the wind,
    and on its circuits the wind returns.
    7 All streams run to the sea,
    but the sea is not full;
    to the place where the streams flow,
    there they flow again.
    8 All things are full of weariness;
    a man cannot utter it;
    the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
    nor the ear filled with hearing.
    9 What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done,
    and there is nothing new under the sun.
    10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
    “See, this is new”?
    It has been already
    in the ages before us.
    11 There is no remembrance of former things,[d]
    nor will there be any remembrance
    of later things[e] yet to be
    among those who come after.

    Ecclesiastes 1

    Personally being attached to ones little mound with a Brazilian Head, is no different to being a hair freak. Who shaves their eyebrows? Me neither. Fail. :3

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