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DhammaDragon · Carpe Diem · Veteran


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  • Re: The first lines of the Dhammapada

    @Nirvana said:

    @DhammaDragon said:
    Fronsdal's is a pretty good version, Fede.
    But I do love my Max Müller and Bhikkhu Silacara versions beyond reason.... <3

    I like the way the men in Jane Austen (who will not say they love inanimate things) express their strong affinities: "I am excessively fond of [cottages].

    I adore Jane Austen's books.
    And I do love inanimate things too.
    Though in this case, Max Müller and Bhikkhu Silacara are more like dear old friends to me.
    Let's say I love them as well as the books they translated <3

  • Re: The first lines of the Dhammapada

    Fronsdal's is a pretty good version, Fede.
    But I do love my Max Müller and Bhikkhu Silacara versions beyond reason.... <3

  • Re: Just for fun: the random, useless announcements thread!

    @Bunks said:
    Question - is that your actual cake? =) =) =) =) =)

    I wish it were, @Bunks!!
    But no, just my dream cake.... ;)

    Thank you, @silver, @Shoshin, @federica, @Bunks, @lobster...
    Moderation moi, @lobster???
    Least of all on my birthday...

  • Re: 101 Koans/Stories

    I very much like these 22 sarcastic Zen phrases, which circulate all over the net...
    Much wisdom and truth behind the recognizable gallows zen humour <3

    1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.

    2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.

    3. It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

    4. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.

    5. Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

    6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

    7. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

    8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

    9. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

    10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

    11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

    12. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

    13. Some days you’re the bug; some days you’re the windshield.

    14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

    15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

    16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

    17. Duct tape is like ‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

    18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

    19. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

    20. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

    21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

    22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

  • Re: Picnic in Hell - All Welcome

    Fede: please!!!!
    I bet you would look great in a beautiful Halloween costume...