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Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:14:50 PM »
Yes, YES! I went back and checked.
The distracted person cannot tell the difference between the world, and perception of the world.
That, my friend, is a revelation.
There is more in that than in 10,000 words.

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Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:01:15 PM »
Were you 'parading' anything? It didn't appear so.
Besides: you don't get to embody anything subtle without sometimes missing the target, en-route to accuracy.

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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:58:48 PM »
This is the removal of ego. It results in what you see. Whatever that is.
Strangely, it screams ego to those who are chained to their own.
While whispering beguiling mystery to those in-between.
And a cool breath of oxygen to those few who thirst for true communication.


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Interzone / Re: Flatline
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:54:45 PM »
Indeed. Bliss is something that sounds a bit vapid, and few have any real notion of what it might be.
My experience of bliss is a state beyond happiness: one that has no addictive nature, no overtones, no aftertaste.
It is, to all intents, transparent, in that it does not get in the way of experience.
One simply becomes whatever one is experiencing.
Like a crow, by a pond.

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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:01:11 AM »
A 'Zen teacher' does not necessarily know anything about Zen.
In fact, it is likely that if he did, he would not be teaching it.

Curiosity can mean keen observation, as in focused interest.
This can exist without the addition of destructive testing, to discover the workings of what is being observed.

I am keenly interested in many, many things, by way of being a practiced observer of detail.
Yet I have never met anyone more able to maintain a Zen state, no matter what.
Well: no human, anyway...

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Interzone / Re: A better insanity than neurosis
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:21:04 AM »
I recently shot a raccoon with my bow.
This is something rare for me: I don't kill wasps, mosquitoes, anything.
But this was an insane raccoon, and posed a danger to me, my wife, cats, rabbits, other raccoons...
It had to go.
So, responsible people do what they have to, even if they hate doing it.
This is probably quite different, though, to being emotionally motivated.


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Interzone / Re: United States: World Babysitter
« on: August 31, 2013, 07:40:23 PM »
That seems a reasonable view. You're probably right.

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Interzone / Re: A way to save endangered European tribes.
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:59:07 AM »
The Celts are a different bunch, overall. Independent individuals but generally without the ego burden.
This is, obviously, not always true, but more often than not it is.
Give an Irishman a potato and a Guinness and he's happy enough.
That's Neolithic.
He'd be overjoyed if, on top of that, he had a stone axe to dig holes with.
What's not to admire?


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Interzone / Re: A way to save endangered European tribes.
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:07:48 AM »
It's good to see someone who doesn't care about being taken seriously.
As for the Irish: Brett Stevens said it best: they are Neolithic.
Not a bad thing, really. Beats the crap out of what I've seen of 'modern'.

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Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:05:28 AM »
Experience indicates that there are many people who will never overcome the rule of ego.
In this lifetime, anyway, if you subscribe to the idea of reincarnation.

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Interzone / Re: Tattoos
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:53:49 PM »
I never did like tattoos; certainly was never tempted to indulge.

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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:48:15 PM »
Intellect is a man's worst enemy, if it is exalted over all else.
I see, Dead Last, you have discovered this.
Exciting, to my wife and I, to read about it.


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Interzone / Re: Head in the clouds
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:34:31 PM »
When your life is right on the line, through whatever external stimuli, you become able to disregard all the mundane dross that stops you from being fully alive. And focus exclusively on survival.
The very idea of survival is one rarely even considered in our modern non-society. People get completely out of touch with the reality of it being the single most important thing there is.
Even to the point of contemplating - even going with - suicide.


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Interzone / Re: Head in the clouds
« on: August 29, 2013, 08:50:57 PM »
Whoa! CB900F? That would do it.

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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 29, 2013, 07:25:50 PM »
That's the spirit! It really, really is.

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