I am just curious, as your thoughts really don't address anything, do you smoke a lot of weed??
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <anartaxius@...> wrote : I am reattaching that image of the barrel with the TM thought bubbles. Maharishi said, concerning a 'bad' thought that 'they are rotten to the core'. That could give one pause as to the ultimate origin of rottenness. Also if one reacts to a 'bad' thought someone expresses, from where does the 'bad' arise, with the person who expresses the thought, or the person who interprets the thought. Think of ISIS (or ISIL), a group of people who seem utterly in the thrall of certain thought forms. They seem to think what they are doing is good, while in the West we tend to think of them as deranged and horrifying, so who is right? If we do not like those thoughts they have, we can label them as dangerous to our way of life and attempt to destroy the containers of those thoughts as a practical measure without considering their ultimate character as good or bad, much in the way chemotherapy can destroy cancer, which is a naturally occurring process that brings ill health to the body. All individual beings die from one thing or another as a result of the flow of natural processes. Good health and ill health are equally a part of nature. Naturally we want good health for the body, but nature ultimately never complies with that wish. Ultimately all thoughts spring from processes occurring naturally, and if one conceptualises the world as emerging from being according to natural law, the rottenness of thoughts that we encounter have a more overreaching source than an individual body. So if we do not like something, certainly there is something out there beyond our individual body that we react to, but the reaction springs wholly from within our body, so as our thoughts measure the world that our mind interprets. From the Tao Te Ching: When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises When it knows good as good, evil arises Thus being and non-being produce each other Difficult and easy bring about each other Long and short reveal each other High and low support each other Music and voice harmonize each other Front and back follow each other Therefore the sages: Manage the work of detached actions Conduct the teaching of no words They work with myriad things but do not control They create but do not possess They act but do not presume They succeed but do not dwell on success It is because they do not dwell on success That it never goes away =================== ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : "What might lie at the bottom of Barry's barrel?" Obviously, he does, and calls it home. I have *another* name for it. :-) ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <anartaxius@...> wrote : What might lie at the bottom of Barry's barrel? Barry just made an offer that would, if accepted by John, would put Jim up one notch on the ladder of intelligence, per Barry's classification. Disclaimer: This post is not meant to impune the intelligence of anyone, whether they be highly intelligent or highly unintelligent. After all, only the enlightened are aware of the nature of the intelligence of the universe, how it works, and what has it, and where it is actually located. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : Barry is in a race with himself, to the bottom of the barrel. And look, he's winning! LOL ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote : From: "jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Hey Barry, Speaking of lying, you've started this thread with a lie dude. THAT is what's put a bug up your ass? My Subject line for this thread? No problemo. I didn't mean to start a dick-size contest between you and Jimbo. If you are offended at being considered less dumb than Jim Flanegin, I retract the statement. You can be the dumbest.