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federica · seeker of the clear blue sky · Moderator

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  • (You can get tablets for that.....)
    in MLK Day Comment by federica January 16
  • @Tigger said: @JaySon said: If sharing my experiences helps anyone on here, then I am glad. And thank you for it @JaySon, I truly appreciate you. I notice some people don't have the time or don't bother commenting on …
  • I state again: I never implied you were attacking dhammachick for being a woman or a jew. I do wish you'd read properly instead of going on the defensive. You are not being harassed. You are being brought up for your continued inappropriate com…
  • The classic advice applies: * Do not squabble, argue or score points in the presence of the children; * Do not use the children as a means of scoring points, getting back at or manipulating your ex; * Always be as honest with them and speak t…
  • Happy Birthday @silver!
    in MLK Day Comment by federica January 16
  • Yes, but out only. Not in....
  • Of course it's ok in a General Banter forum. Is 'dishing it out' any different to 'taking it'....?
  • Moderator Posting: @David said: You are seeing what you want to see. I had and still have respect for you, lol. I don't really see where this hostility came from. You've got a funny way of showing it... For a reminder, I said …
  • @David said: No, you pretty much have to believe in the concept of original sin for the blood of the lamb to mean anything, sorry @dhammachick. If people giving an opinion that differs from you is trolling in your eyes, I'm afraid there's …
  • On a side-note, but with reference to he above, it's one of the reasons I left Facebook. I realised it was insidiously turning me into someone I didn't want to be.
  • Yes, I do that a lot. Working with the public as a sales assistant, I meet people of all ages, from all walks of life and each one has a tale to tell, and no-one has any way of knowing what that tale is, or how it has moulded their lives. It is i…
  • Everything we encounter teaches us something. Both about 'it' and about ourselves.
  • Have you stopped to consider that these books are not meant to be read in one chunk, but taken in small doses so that you have time to ponder the 'riddles'....? The mistake you might be making is one of believing you have to read it all, and read …
  • You don't need to meditate to 'wake up from the matrix'. All you need to do is to see things as they really are.
  • It sounds to me as if you're looking for the kinds of 'easy listening' books the sound-bytes of which are easy to swallow and follow. Sometimes, we have to plough through what seems boring and permit the inner wisdom to reach us.... A pearl isn't th…
  • If the recent verifications of the discovered tablets are anything to go by, they clarify Jesus' intentions to re-establish the traditional, Compassionate original 'Order of Things'. He envisioned God as genderless, and upheld the benevolent discipl…
  • In Buddhism, strictly speaking, some differentiate between 'Rebirth' and reincarnation' as the difference is distinct.
  • @silver said: @techie said: @Vastmind said: Oh hell no! Are you drunk posting techie? It's a joke, relax. I am sure the moderator will have a good laugh at this too. pointing out…
  • @Steve_B said: ... I think it's fair to say that some of the violence in the Bible is metaphorical. It's a little risky to say it's ONLY metaphorical, as it still trades on violence. But it's also fair to say it was written in its time, for its time…
  • @techie said: @Vastmind said: Oh hell no! Are you drunk posting techie? It's a joke, relax. I am sure the moderator will have a good laugh at this too. Oh you're 'sure', are you....? There's a fine line between…
  • @Steve_B said: If someone presents ideas in a discussion forum that are different from ours, should we discuss them in the forum? Or should we ridicule them as idiotic fantasy and rubbish? Given the concept is (pardon the pun) an alien on…
  • @IronRabbit said: Not quite.... Well, at the risk of some very weird answers, what are males doing with nipples, then? They're a throwback to when we ran things and they were modelled on us....
  • Actually... strictly speaking....? Not quite.... As early as 1983, the idea of femaleness being merely the absence of maleness was out of date. As Rose, Lewontin and Kamin(1) point out, there is a specific 'feminisation' process. Clearly there…
  • The points of etiquette above (with the exception of the glove-wearing; I'll come back to that in a minute).... In conversation at the table, be careful not to speak while eating a mouthful; it is indecorous in the extreme. Bite not you…
  • @lobster said: @federica said: The first rule of the jhana club is.... Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about F…
  • Yeah well, I've already stated my case. I don't vote. Haven't done for nearly 30 years, so it's pointless me questioning my affiliation or leaning for any political sphere. I've yet to encounter ANY politician I would trust to give my vote to. Ga…
  • Well....yes.... we knew that... The one thing they had in major abundance, which is lacking in today's societies was manpower. Mainly, this was down to slavery and conquest. Men in those days, were dispensable, and easily replaced. Advance…
  • And from this, what do you gather?
  • @silver said: I think my mom was a lady, but when dad made her upset, she'd get pretty hot under the collar but NEVER used foul language that I know of. That would've been against her way. I do remember one time (my dad was cool when he was manipu…
  • We already have clear answers on many things, but you're choosing to not do the research properly but latch onto frankly ludicrous theories. I admire your curiosity, but don't grasp at straws. Read, read, read everything respectable. Wikipedia h…
  • There was a programme about these about 6 months ago which explained it very well. You might find it on BBC iplayer. It's a repeat from 2014, but worth viewing. Oh and it's researched, scientific, verifiable and reliable. Just thought I'd mention…
  • @Namada, please, before succumbing to the influence of such an idiotic fantasy, do some proper research instead, ok? It's utter rubbish, and has absolutely no scientific, verifiable foundation to it at all. It is unquestionably taking the mickey.
  • (Which brings us neatly to @Silver's thread....)
  • Topic moved from 'Meditation' to 'General Banter'. What on earth it was doing there in the first place is beyond me....
  • This Lady was also admirable, and I'm an adoring fan.... She was famous for her one-person 'sketches' which were basically observations of different people and how funny they were... She always wore the same style shot-satin dresses, in various c…
  • Oh please.... you have to be kidding me, right....?
  • Every woman gossips; no Lady does.
  • The epitome of a Lady to me, is of someone with an iron will encased in a classy structure. My personal icon is Audrey Hepburn, who idealised an image of elegant poise, but steely determination. Her life story is incredible. She was not without …
  • Yes. Behind every great man, stands a woman, arms crossed, shaking her head and tapping her foot.... Here in the UK, The Queen's husband is known as 'The Prince Consort' and he does not bear the title 'King'. She reigns supreme. In the USA, Th…
  • Britain's Longest-running magazine. For more info.....
  • Lady Origin Old English hlǣfdīge (denoting a woman to whom homage or obedience is due, such as the wife of a lord, also specifically the Virgin Mary), from hlāf ‘loaf’ + a Germanic base meaning ‘knead’, related to dough. Lord Origin O…
  • I think we can all pretty much go with that ideology even without the test....
  • Because Toronto is an abbreviation. The real name of the city is Torontojohntomicktonicktolarrytoharrytodaytomorrow. It's a dating nightmare because guys never stick around for more than 24 hours.
  • @JaySon , here is an old thread that might be of interest. On reflection, we're probably safer on this forum to discuss such incidents than on others. I mean, when we can discuss being single, politics, sexual preferences and ordination all on t…
  • PM discussion is fine. In my experience here (and elsewhere), it seems to be that openly discussing jhanas can get a bit 'egoic' and defeat the object. I've followed a serious and intense discussion on another forum where three members were act…
  • The first rule of the jhana club is....
  • Don't look at me. It took me years to even get my stickle-bricks to stand up. Well into my teens. I've never confessed that in public before....
  • It's really not pessimistic at all. Everyone chooses life, consciously or otherwise. But every breath you take, is one breath less, and takes you inexorably closer to the moment you will breathe your last. I have confronted Death and made it my fr…