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  • Re: Contemporary Bodhisattvas: Kurt Cobain

    I'm going to bite, as usual.

    @mindatrisk, you could side-step a lot of controversy here by leaving out the mystery of whether "Kurt was a Boddhisatva" or not.

    Instead you could say that Kurt was a cultural icon and a tortured musical genius. Through that he touched and moved many teenagers. But that's no different to any musical genius or such icon throughout history. You could say the same as Jim Morrison of The Doors. Go back further, and there are thousands of descriptions of composers moving audiences to tears in classical concerts.

    Why go beyond that? Why go conjuring up very debatable descriptions of reality which, from the above, are not agreed by everyone.

    I think most people would agree though that Kurt was a cultural icon. That's not really controversial.

    btw I never thought much of his music and he is right in my generation, I was about 13 when they came out and boy they were huge. I preferred listening to music about girls, parties and cars myself. Go Beach Boys!
    robot
  • Re: Avoid all Sexual Abuse..

    The fact that there is a lot of debate about these things would suggest to me that a good course of action is to keep things simple. The fewer the complications the better. For me anyway.
    MaryAnneDennis1
  • Re: Lobsters Guide to Religions

    Sir,

    I extend my most humble gratitude for your posting of the results of your empiricial and impartial scholastic enquiry. The wise thoughts you post in this thread are most enlightening and engaging from an intellectual standpoint.

    With utmost respect, I offer you my felicitations and hope this message finds you in the very best of mental, physical and spiritual health.

    I beg to remain your most humble and obedient servant,

    ThePensum
    Nirvanalobstercvalueriverflow
  • Re: Lobsters Guide to Religions

    err I got as far as "The first religion was invented by the Pharaohs and was called Paganism".
    Chaz
  • Re: Celibacy


    This reminds me of when I've heard men completely taken aback just seeing a woman without her makeup for the first time, lol.
    Which reminds me of the famous Victorian-era English art critic John Ruskin, who allegedly rejected his wife after discovering that she was not up to the exacting standards of Greek/Roman sculpture.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ruskin#Sexuality
    riverflow