Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread turquoiseb
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote:

  Iranitea wrote:
   
   Ann wrote:
   Of course Barry claims I'm a Mean Girl which I take 
   as a personal badge of honour coming from him.
  
  You should do so, it certainly is. Actually it's just 
  satirizing a certain type of piling on behavior. No 
  need to take it absolutely serious. 
 
 Especially since Barry himself does far more piling 
 on than anyone else here.

Ahem. 

Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
him and revive their long-held grudges against him
is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

Ann started it, and then Judy piled on. End of story. 

WHAT on earth do you think makes them act like this? 
Is it that both of their lives are so devoid of 
anything interesting that they have to *start* 
arguments and disagreements just to get some action?
Or are they *addicted* to getting their chosen
enemies, much less having enemies in the first 
place?

Pretty sad, if you ask me, especially coming from
those who claim that the term grudge-holders 
doesn't apply to them. What else could one ascribe
this attempt to restart their petty flame wars 
when they'd died down *TO* other than holding a 
grudge, addiction to conflict, or...uh...just
being a bitch?  :-) :-) :-)

I now retire from the petty wars that are going
on only inside their otherwise-empty heads, and
allow them to fight them all by themselves...





[FairfieldLife] Things that made me smile today in Paris

2013-10-13 Thread turquoiseb

* On the way to an old favorite writing cafe, Le Saint-Medard at the
foot of rue Mouffetard, I spotted a classic Citroen 2CV, the kind with
the canvas sunroof that slides all the way back.

  [http://img.getyourguide.com/img/tour_img-10957-48.jpg]

http://img.getyourguide.com/img/tour_img-10957-48.jpg
http://img.getyourguide.com/img/tour_img-10957-48.jpg

It was white, but painted all up in the colors of the French flag, with
a logo that said, Paris Authentic. Inside was a driver -- all bundled
up against the cold -- and a couple in the back (similarly garbed),
riding around with the top pulled back, on their guided tour of Paris.
Really cool idea. Cooler (so to speak) on a day like this, but still
cool...

* A family -- mother and two teenaged kids -- on the Metro, rolling
their suitcases, obviously on their way to the train station after a
pleasant journey to Paris. What caught my eye at first was how
*beautiful* they all were; both mother and kids got extra doses of the
already-enhanced French gene pool. But then I noticed how *happy* they
were -- both to be here in Paris, and to be in each others' company. Who
knows what they're like at home, or in any other circumstances, but for
the time/space of three Metro stops, they personified the perfect French
family...

* The church bells tolling at a few minutes before 11:00 from the church
across the street. No one seems to be paying much attention to them, or
rushing to mass, but they toll anyway. Somewhere in that church is the
modern-day counterpart of Quasimodo, still yanking that chain, still
hopeful...

* Watching French families, hand-in-hand with their children, ignore the
bells and walk past the church doors to the playground in the church
courtyard. Priorities...

* Finding out that zombies are now street legal in the United States...

http://gawker.com/living-man-told-he-is-legally-dead-by-court-1444328116
 
http://gawker.com/living-man-told-he-is-legally-dead-by-court-144432811\
6
* A surge of gratitude washing over me towards the person who invented
propane heaters for sidewalk cafes. I hereby nominate that person for
the Nobel Prize in Physics, because he or she deserves it far more than
those slackers who just won for theorizing about a particle that has far
less to do with God than his/her invention does...

* Chatting with some visiting Americans, hearing them all say, We just
*love* Europe...we wish we could live here, and then seeing their
reaction to the news that I've been doing just that for ten years. It
was a satori moment for them, literally the first time they'd ever
allowed themselves to think, Shit, I *could* live here. If this bozo
did it, so can I. They were all nice people...I hope I planted a seed
that grows...

* The sound of the accordionist in the square across the street. He is
playing mainly French cabaret ballads, but every so often he slips in
something from the soundtrack to Amelie, and everyone smiles.
Everyone. My waiter actually paused in mid-drink-delivery, dancing to
the tune for a few moments, spinning his tray full of drinks like a
dance partner...

* The remembrance that when I'm finished writing in this cafe I can walk
a few hundred meters to a cafe called Mouffe Tard, Mouffe Tot (a clever
pun, if you know French), and watch the patrons dance the Tango. There's
a regular group that gathers there every Sunday to do just that.
Sometimes I actually join in, having learned the Tango in a previous
incarnation...

* Discovering that I'd accumulated so many coins in my left pants pocket
over the last few days that I was starting to list to one side from the
weight of them, and deciding to relieve myself of this burden by giving
some of them to every beggar I meet today...

* Surfing the Net and discovering that just when I was starting to think
that Fairfield Life is the weirdest group of people in the world, I was
wrong...again...

http://www.kernelmag.com/kernel-guide-to-the-internet/6047/f-is-for-furr\
ies/
 
http://www.kernelmag.com/kernel-guide-to-the-internet/6047/f-is-for-fur\
ries/
* Older people sitting at tables by themselves this Sunday morning. Some
are having coffee, some a glass of wine. Some are reading newspapers,
some are just sitting and watching the passers-by. Not one of them looks
lonely, or as if they wished for company. They are self-contained,
content, enjoying what for them is a Sunday morning ritual that they
look forward to, and with anticipation. It reminds me that for the
French, sitting in a cafe can be a very Zen experience...

 
[http://www.davidyerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/3710957239_77543c1\
ba5.jpg]
http://www.davidyerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/3710957239_77543c1b\
a5.jpg
 
http://www.davidyerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/3710957239_77543c1\
ba5.jpg



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Rent is Too Damn High!

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
Bhairitu, about the good idea of a maximum wage, I'd like to also suggest that 
for actors. I would also include athletes but their shelf life is shorter and 
they are much more susceptible to injuries. What will it take to bring the 
economy more into balance?





On Friday, October 11, 2013 11:28 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
 
  
Okay, I have a Google Nexus phone, but  it wasn't free but I didn't pay what 
the telcos say it costs when they offered it as a contract phone.  I bought it 
direct from Google Play and they update the phone OS when the latest OS comes 
out (eat your heart out Alex).

But I don't chatter much on phones.  I mainly communicate via
  email.  BTW, I owned my first cellphone back in the early 1990s. 
  I paid $20 a month for 60 minutes of talk.  Today I pay $30 a
  month for 100 minutes of talk, unlimited texting (which I rarely
  do) and 5 GB of 4G data which I use though only around 1/2 GB a
  month.  Go figure.  The plan is a prepay too (no contract).  

The Nexus is GSM so if I want to move to another GSM carrier I
  just get their SIM card and install it.  And the phone acts as a
  remote for the Chromecast.

I have Medicare Part A only.  I won't pay for the B part nor for
  supplemental.  If I have a medical emergency I figure I'll
  negotiate a lower fee from the provider (you can do that BTW).  

Look into what Uninted Health Care pays their CEO BTW.  His salary
  is too damn high!  We not only need a minimum wage but a maximum
  wage too.

On 10/11/2013 07:11 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

  
There's an old guy I know who lives up in Austin - he has a Virgin Mobile 'pay 
as you go' cell phone. It's a Samsung flip phone - simple operation and it was 
free. Now that's better!

When he needs to talk he can buy some minutes at the store
  - he can buy a $10 or $20 top-up card. The old guy is only
  spending a few dollars every three months on his phone!
  Now this is really funny - the guy doesn't have anyone to
  talk to much, but he can pay for his phone as he goes.
  LoL!

The big problem is that the rent's too damn high!

The old guy is on Medicare, Part A and Part B, and he's
  got UnitedHealth Care as a supplement. 

'Thousands of doctors fired by United HealthCare'
News8:
http://www.wtnh.com/news/health/thousands-of-doctors-fired-by-united-healthcare

On 10/10/2013 10:14 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

The rent is just too damn high! The rent bill is up; the electric bill is up; 
the water bill is up; the cable TV bill is up. These days it costs forty bucks 
just to take a date out for a drink and dinner at Sam's Burger Joint! Go 
figure.

Now, the medical insurance bill is going up?

Not to mention fixing the price - so that younger people
pay more to keep the premiums down for the older folks. 

If we had a single payer system for medical care, the
federal government would pay all medical expenses for
everyone. So, how much would the rent go up with a
government paid health care system?  

Go figure.

If I am elected, I promise a job for everyone so they
can make a decent living wage and pay their own medical
insurance bills. That's my ticket - to create jobs to
make money and lower medical care expenses.

The trouble is that loss aversion also militates
against buying insurance. Especially if you don't make a
lot of money--and many young people don't--writing that
premium check is painful if not prohibitive.

'The Young and the Clueless'
Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article

On 10/10/2013 7:41 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

It looks like New York and New Jersey have some of the highest taxes in the 
U.S. 

And, the rent is too damn high!

...six of the top 10 states with the best business
  climate are western states, bolstered at least in part
  by new revenues from energy production that allows
  them to reduce other types of taxes.

'Western U.S. best for business, Tax Foundation says'
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/

On 10/4/2013 9:27 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

So, when I returned the two cable boxes to Time-Warner and to terminate the 
HD and DVR service, I asked them how much would it cost just to have basic 
cable. The guy said they would have to send out a technician to put a 'trap' 
on the line to filter out the other channels, so I told them to close the 
account. It's Friday and the cable is still active, but I have powered 
antennas from the Shack anyway. Go figure. 

The rent is too damn high! 

This week I took my daughter's PT Cruiser in to the
  dealership because she said the front was 'wobbling'
  at 35-40 mph. The service manager called back and said
  

[FairfieldLife] Russia#39;s new weapon against Amerika??

2013-10-13 Thread cardemaister
http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvuutiset/20131012031327168_v0.shtml 
http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvuutiset/20131012031327168_v0.shtml

[FairfieldLife] One for Alex...

2013-10-13 Thread TurquoiseB
...just because he's the only person here who has admitted
to watching Person Of Interest. 

Isn't the character of Root a gas? I am *so* happy that
Johnathon Nolan and the writers of this series realized
what a resource they had on their hands, and gave Amy
Acker a role she could sink her teeth into. 

She was my favorite actress on Dollhouse, and for 
similar reasons -- she could play seemingly normal one
minute, and beyond demented the next, seamlessly. Root
is crazier than a bedbug, but the voices really *are*
talking to her. How do you explain that to your shrink
in the mental hospital they've committed you to *except*
to do what she did in episode three of this season? 

I'm hoping that they keep her front and center throughout
the rest of the series...





RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Barry wrote:
 (snip)
  Ahem. 
  
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 


 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 

 




[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread awoelflebater
 
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Iranitea wrote:
   
Ann wrote:
Of course Barry claims I'm a Mean Girl which I take 
as a personal badge of honour coming from him.
   
   You should do so, it certainly is. Actually it's just 
   satirizing a certain type of piling on behavior. No 
   need to take it absolutely serious. 
  
  Especially since Barry himself does far more piling 
  on than anyone else here.
 
 Ahem. 
 
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 
 
 Ann started it, and then Judy piled on. End of story. 
 
 WHAT on earth do you think makes them act like this? 
 Is it that both of their lives are so devoid of 
 anything interesting that they have to *start* 
 arguments and disagreements just to get some action?
 Or are they *addicted* to getting their chosen
 enemies, much less having enemies in the first 
 place?
 
 Pretty sad, if you ask me, especially coming from
 those who claim that the term grudge-holders 
 doesn't apply to them. What else could one ascribe
 this attempt to restart their petty flame wars 
 when they'd died down *TO* other than holding a 
 grudge, addiction to conflict, or...uh...just
 being a bitch? :-) :-) :-)
 
 I now retire from the petty wars that are going
 on only inside their otherwise-empty heads, and
 allow them to fight them all by themselves...
 

 You are such a funny one Barry, a real freak of nature. So, in your statement 
regarding your retirement from the petty wars you engage and incite a petty 
war. I wasn't even talking to you as I was having a perfectly pleasant 
conversation with Tea and we were joking about MGs. You're the only one who 
takes this mean girl thing seriously (and that's only because you'll never rate 
as a member of our friendly little group, although certain men are allowed as 
honorary members).
 

 I can only chalk up this latest screed of yours to disgruntlement at our 
current lack of interest in you and all that you do (except when you make 
stupid, boorish posts). It is like your cry in the darkness of a small child, 
What about me? Why aren't you talking to me? Do I have to say something really 
false and irrelevant (have a tantrum) to get anyone's attention around here? 
Well, I guess maybe you do because here I am talkin' to you again but only 
because you are so freaking weird. Do you realize that this post of yours had 
no relevance to anything?
 

 Now be a good boy and go practice your usual voyeuristic tendencies and 
examine some French mother climbing into a low slung Citroen but keep your eyes 
off her short skirt and don't let her children notice you're watching - they 
might call the gendarme and have the silly old American fuck hauled off to jail 
- and I'm pretty sure they don't have WiFi or serve lattes there.
 


[FairfieldLife] Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread srijau
what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, the effective 
technique, not for me to spell out better  to just connect dots please and 
than-you

[FairfieldLife] Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, srijau@...  wrote:

 what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched,
 the effective technique, not for me to spell out better  to just
 connect dots please and than-you

If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices
TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html





RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread sharelong60
Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
have to turn into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?
 
 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - 
just one minute- without you butting in to start another fight. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Barry wrote:
 (snip)
  Ahem. 
  
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 

 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread srijau
I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, srijau@... wrote:
 
 what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
 the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
 connect dots please and than-you

 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 






RE: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 
Share wrote:
 
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?
 
 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - 
 just one minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight.

 

 Barry wrote:
 (snip)
  Ahem. 
  
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 

 







[FairfieldLife] Pentagon fakes repatriation of fallen soldiers

2013-10-13 Thread s3raphita
Something a bit creepy about this. For seven years, the Department of Defense 
has faked repatriations where military personnel carry honored dead soldiers 
off of planes as part of their ceremonial return to the U.S.  While the 
Pentagon insists the coffins indeed contain the remains of MIA soldiers 
returned to America from foreign wars, it now admits that the Hawaii arrival 
ceremonies, often attended by a tearful audience, aren’t actually arrivals at 
all.  In fact, the coffins are toted out of planes that can no longer even fly, 
but must be towed onto the runway for the phony ceremonies and the remains have 
sometimes been back in the country for months. Read more here:- 
http://tinyurl.com/mq7nksq http://tinyurl.com/mq7nksq


 



Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.

Share wrote:


 Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
 have to turn
 into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?

 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation
  with Share - just one minute- 
 without you butting in to start another fight.


Barry wrote:

(snip)

 Ahem. 
 
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 


Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.




[FairfieldLife] RE: Things that made me smile today in Paris

2013-10-13 Thread doctordumbass
You spend a day in Paris, collect and share all these images, but you never 
leave your head. All your conclusions, based on your observances, are lame. You 
aren't even there. You should move back to Ithica, NY or wherever you are from, 
and learn to be present. Barry's European Adventure: FAIL.

 

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 
* On the way to an old favorite writing cafe, Le Saint-Medard at the foot of 
rue Mouffetard, I spotted a classic Citroen 2CV, the kind with the canvas 
sunroof that slides all the way back. 

 

http://img.getyourguide.com/img/tour_img-10957-48.jpg 
http://img.getyourguide.com/img/tour_img-10957-48.jpg 


It was white, but painted all up in the colors of the French flag, with a logo 
that said, Paris Authentic. Inside was a driver -- all bundled up against the 
cold -- and a couple in the back (similarly garbed), riding around with the top 
pulled back, on their guided tour of Paris. Really cool idea. Cooler (so to 
speak) on a day like this, but still cool...

* A family -- mother and two teenaged kids -- on the Metro, rolling their 
suitcases, obviously on their way to the train station after a pleasant journey 
to Paris. What caught my eye at first was how *beautiful* they all were; both 
mother and kids got extra doses of the already-enhanced French gene pool. But 
then I noticed how *happy* they were -- both to be here in Paris, and to be in 
each others' company. Who knows what they're like at home, or in any other 
circumstances, but for the time/space of three Metro stops, they personified 
the perfect French family...

* The church bells tolling at a few minutes before 11:00 from the church across 
the street. No one seems to be paying much attention to them, or rushing to 
mass, but they toll anyway. Somewhere in that church is the modern-day 
counterpart of Quasimodo, still yanking that chain, still hopeful...

* Watching French families, hand-in-hand with their children, ignore the bells 
and walk past the church doors to the playground in the church courtyard. 
Priorities...

* Finding out that zombies are now street legal in the United States...

 
 http://gawker.com/living-man-told-he-is-legally-dead-by-court-1444328116 
http://gawker.com/living-man-told-he-is-legally-dead-by-court-1444328116 
* A surge of gratitude washing over me towards the person who invented propane 
heaters for sidewalk cafes. I hereby nominate that person for the Nobel Prize 
in Physics, because he or she deserves it far more than those slackers who just 
won for theorizing about a particle that has far less to do with God than 
his/her invention does...

* Chatting with some visiting Americans, hearing them all say, We just *love* 
Europe...we wish we could live here, and then seeing their reaction to the 
news that I've been doing just that for ten years. It was a satori moment for 
them, literally the first time they'd ever allowed themselves to think, Shit, 
I *could* live here. If this bozo did it, so can I. They were all nice 
people...I hope I planted a seed that grows...

* The sound of the accordionist in the square across the street. He is playing 
mainly French cabaret ballads, but every so often he slips in something from 
the soundtrack to Amelie, and everyone smiles. Everyone. My waiter actually 
paused in mid-drink-delivery, dancing to the tune for a few moments, spinning 
his tray full of drinks like a dance partner...

* The remembrance that when I'm finished writing in this cafe I can walk a few 
hundred meters to a cafe called Mouffe Tard, Mouffe Tot (a clever pun, if you 
know French), and watch the patrons dance the Tango. There's a regular group 
that gathers there every Sunday to do just that. Sometimes I actually join in, 
having learned the Tango in a previous incarnation...

* Discovering that I'd accumulated so many coins in my left pants pocket over 
the last few days that I was starting to list to one side from the weight of 
them, and deciding to relieve myself of this burden by giving some of them to 
every beggar I meet today...

* Surfing the Net and discovering that just when I was starting to think that 
Fairfield Life is the weirdest group of people in the world, I was 
wrong...again...

 
 http://www.kernelmag.com/kernel-guide-to-the-internet/6047/f-is-for-furries/ 
http://www.kernelmag.com/kernel-guide-to-the-internet/6047/f-is-for-furries/ 
* Older people sitting at tables by themselves this Sunday morning. Some are 
having coffee, some a glass of wine. Some are reading newspapers, some are just 
sitting and watching the passers-by. Not one of them looks lonely, or as if 
they wished for company. They are self-contained, content, enjoying what for 
them is a Sunday morning ritual that they look forward to, and with 
anticipation. It reminds me that for the French, sitting in a cafe can be a 
very Zen experience...

 
 

 http://www.davidyerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/3710957239_77543c1ba5.jpg 

[FairfieldLife] Ramana and Aurobindo

2013-10-13 Thread emptybill
Ram:  What I find interesting is that Ramana does not actually use his own 
words to answer this fellow.  He is using the Upanishadic words. Or he is so 
steeped in the tradition that the Upanishadic words have become his words.  He 
might be doing this because he knows the difference between smriti and sruti 
and he wants the words he uses to have the weight of the Upanishad.  It shows 
the great respect he had for the tradition.  That he was a great personality is 
undeniable, but he was not a ‘personality’ in the conventional sense, like 
Aurobindo, who may have realized the Self but who felt the need to convince the 
world of his greatness by redefining and attempting to more or less rewrite the 
Vedas according to his own personal vision…which included the whole notion of 
human evolution.  This notion is definitely outside the Upanishadic tradition 
which is concerned only with removing ignorance of one’s limitless nature.  
Ramana wasn’t a do-gooder, trying to change the world with some sort of 
messianic vision.  He saw the truth clearly and he expressed it in a 
straightforward manner…just as it is expressed in the Upanishad.


[FairfieldLife] Celebrating Spirituality Today

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
12:45 pm Outdoors: Flag Raising Ceremony next to the Maharishi Tower of 
Invincibility
 

 
Sunday afternoon, October 13th

 Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome
 Fairfield, Iowa 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Public Transportation

2013-10-13 Thread Mike Dixon
Right... bumper to bumper from Austin to San Antonio.85 MPH!


From: Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com
To: Richard J. Williams FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Public Transportation

  
This is what I mean when I say get out of town quick:

 

http://www.vosizneias.com/113118/2012/09/06/austin-tx-texas-to-open-fastest-us-highway-with-85-mph-limit/

My Project Car:

http://www.rwilliams.us/cad/index.htm

1995 Cadillac Eldorado inherited from my late mother. I couldn't get anything 
for it, so I started to use it as a daily driver several years ago. It's a 
sweet ride - 22 mpg on Premium fuel. I'm sure it would do 100 easy, with the 32 
valve V8 under the hood. I'll probably put it on Craig's List when I do the 
downshifting.
On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote: 
  
I drive to the Dome in my 2006 Honda Civic which was #1 in its class that 
year. She has manual transmission, a sunroof and no GPS, all at my request (-:
Hmmm, in the movies, such limos have well stocked refrigerators...

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 2:17 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:

  
Do you take the bike or ride in the car to get to the dome? 




On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote: 
  
Very colorful, Richard. FF could definitely use something like that to 
continue its efforts in becoming a tourist destination. But I like your car 
too.

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:56 PM, Richard Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

  
Last week I rode downtown on one of these: 




On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote: 
  
About 50 years ago, I traveled from Frostburg, MD in the mountains to DC 
Union Station. Lots of trees at the beginning. Lots of govt buildings at the 
end. But Union Station is quite beautiful as are some other parts of DC. 


The passenger trains traveling east that go through FF end up in Chicago. 
They are not reliable time-wise so if one has a plane to catch out of 
O'Hara, it's better to take the bus. And at least the bus stops in FF. The 
closest train stops are 30 minutes away, Ottumwa to the west and Mt. 
Pleasant to the east. Friends have taken that train, the California Zephyr, 
to Denver, and then all the way to the Pacific Northwest. I think it's an 
all night journey. I don't think it's the Orient Express!

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:50 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net 
wrote:

  
We have an Amtrak station here.  I looked into traveling up to Seattle that 
way but it was actually more expensive than taking a plane.  When I was a 
kid I traveled from here back up to Portland on a train.  I would bet the 
route has not changed much.  I got to see a lot of fir trees.On 10/12/2013 
09:28 AM, Share Long wrote:
  
I admit I've long wished the US had a coast to coast fast train and a car 
train at that, maybe making 3 or so stops along the way. I've traveled in 
train a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it. 


On Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:17 AM, Bhairitu 
mailto:noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:

  
As I've posted before, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) ain't so rapid.  Right 
now there is a possibility of another strike which will make things really 
worse.  Much at issue aren't so much union wages but safety.  Back in the 
day they probably thought they had the state of the art public 
transportation idea, except that it is too expensive to extend into the 
whole area.  And train and trolley tracks got torn up and even now used as 
hiking trails.  So we can't do the much cheaper light rail.In the 1990s I 
lived across the street from a BART station.  Where I worked was also 
across the street from a BART station but I rarely took it.  That was 
because my job sometimes required driving out to other businesses.  And gas 
was so cheap and my car so fuel efficient it actually cost more to ride 
BART.  I would occasionally take BART into the city (San Francisco) 
because parking, like Paris, is shitty there.  But I would occasionally 
drive there
 on weekends when downtown is like a ghost town.America is carville.  The car 
manufacturers wanted it that way.  It is also spread out.  And California has a 
lot weird and winding roads probably drawn up with it was part of Mexico.  Not 
too easy to do mass transit with those.On 10/11/2013 11:19 PM, turquoiseb wrote:
  
So I'm sitting here in this cafe that promised Wifi and didn't 
deliver,wondering what I can write about, and I discover that my mind is 
stillsavoring my bus ride here to Place d'Italie. It was FUN. I got a 
seat,which is nice, and then I just kicked back watching the people on 
thebus with me. They were neat. They made me smile.In the US, they would 
have tended to be mostly lower class. Cars andcar-dependent city designs 
have ensured that most of the middle classhave cars. And the upper crust 
wouldn't be caught dead on a city bus ora subway.Here, it's 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Technology

2013-10-13 Thread Richard J. Williams

A Computer Infection That Can Never Be Cured?

According to what I've read, it would be very difficult, if not 
impossible, to detect a chip built your computer hardware in your 
computer. Have you identified and tested all those resistor, diodes, and 
capacitors? You see that long line running across your motherboard? 
That's the system bus - to take your data to the other end of the mother 
board - it could be the same bus that takes all your data to a backdoor 
stealth chip and then on to the NSA database.


A presentation at recent Black Hat security conference in San Francisco 
demonstrated a way to install a backdoor on a new PC so that even 
switching the hard drive won't close the backdoor! Go figure.


The possibility that computer hardware in use around the world might be 
littered with NSA back doors raises the prospect that other nations' 
agencies are doing the same thing, or that groups other than the NSA 
might find and exploit the NSA's back doors.


MIT Technology Review:
http://www.technologyreview.com/a-problem-from-hell/ 
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/519661/nsas-own-hardware-backdoors-may-still-be-a-problem-from-hell/


On 10/11/2013 4:25 PM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

So, the Obamacare web site isn't working too well - what else is new?

Sometimes it's hell working in IT - for years I tried to get the 
enrollment systems right at a major community college.


When I first got there, they were enrolling students using paper and 
pen and long lines standing out in the sun. Teachers would be sitting 
at long tables enrolling students one by one - it took all day just to 
enroll in a few courses.


Enrollment was hell back then!

Then, we got our first PC - an IBM running on DOS. Instructors would 
walk all the way across campus just to look at it, not use it, just 
look at it. The college IT director couldn't understand what we were 
going to do with all that hard drive space!


Today, there are over 5,000 PCs on the main campus and another 5,000 
spread out over twenty computer labs on five campuses.


And, enrollment is still hell!

The school has at least three Oracle databases for student enrollment, 
one for credit card payments, personal data like adds and drops, 
grades, and the online library database, and then the course database. 
Not to mention the 3,000 online courses using the Blackboard database! 
Who do they think is going to run all this technology with me gone? Go 
figure.


Somebody should write ONE simple program called 'schools'. Go figure.

'Some say health-care site's problems highlight flawed federal IT 
policies'

Technology:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/ 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/some-say-health-care-sites-problems-highlight-flawed-federal-it-policies/2013/10/09/d558da42-30fe-11e3-8627-c5d7de0a046b_story.html 





[FairfieldLife] Ramana, Yoga and Vedanta

2013-10-13 Thread emptybill
Questioner:   So you’re talking about Yoga and Vedanta to give some sort of 
context to his enlightement?
  
 Ram:  Yes.  Now that Ramana is getting fame it is rather sad to see all these 
Western people coming to Tiruvannamalai with absolutely no notion of the 
context of his enlightenment and his life, with no understanding of the depth 
of the Vedic tradition and burdened with amazing and ill-considered views of 
enlightenment based on their Ramana fantasies.
  
 Anyway, Ramana’s type of realization, because it did not occur at the feet of 
a guru in a traditional Vedantic classroom, is more in line with the tradition 
of Yoga, although most yogis do not become jnanis as Ramana did.  His lifestyle 
too, sitting in meditation in a cave, is more typical of the yogic tradition 
than the Vedantic.  The reason yogis do not usually become jnanis is because 
they have often been confused by the language of Yoga into thinking of 
enlightenment as a permanent experience of samadhi.  So when the experience is 
‘on’ they are not looking to understand anything, they are simply trying to 
make the state permanent, sahaja.  The joke is that enlightenment is not an 
experience, nor is there any permanent experience.   Furthermore, they do not 
realize that to make an experience permanent one would have to be a doer, an 
agent acting on the experience, maintaining it or controlling it or staying in 
it … which is a dualistic state, not enlightenment.
  


[FairfieldLife] The Uncertainty Machine

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Fascinating essay on the I Ching by Will Buckingham, a philosopher and 
novelist. Money quote: 
 

 ...Sitting with the coins or yarrow stalks in my hand, going through the 
ritual of asking the I Ching a question, I am not looking for some irrational 
mystical guidance. Instead, I am looking for a release from the prison of 
competing certainties, a way of letting loose the simmering doubts and 
confusions that accompany all thought, so that I can take advantage of their 
creative richness. In other words, I use the I Ching not as a certainty 
machine, but as an uncertainty machine. Dissolving false certainties, it 
integrates the fact of unknowing into the fabric of my thinking, opening me up 
to hitherto unimagined possibilities, scattering the monotony of my either-or 
dilemmas into a myriad of forking paths
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine

 

 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine




[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Oh, snap. Barry isn't feeling so hot this morning. 
 
Barry wrote:
 (snip)
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 






[FairfieldLife] Morrissey - an instant classic

2013-10-13 Thread s3raphita
Morrissey is having his autobiography published as one of those black-cover 
Penguin classics to be stacked alongside Marx, Melville and Milton. To package 
as a classic a book that no one except Morrissey and a handful of others has 
yet read is preposterous. Why, it's as ridiculous as giving the Nobel Peace 
Prize to Obama on the strength of what he might accomplish in future . . .  

 http://tinyurl.com/kfej7qv http://tinyurl.com/kfej7qv



RE: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread dmevans365
Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: The Uncertainty Machine

2013-10-13 Thread awoelflebater
Now there is the kind of man I would like to meet. Someone looking to have 
their opinions and fixed ideas proved wrong. Someone who welcomes the 
opportunity to be thrown into a world of newer, different possibilities perhaps 
putting them beyond their current comfort zone. It takes no small amount of 
courage to feel like this. This is how I read it anyway. Reminds me of a guy 
called RWC. 
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote:

 Fascinating essay on the I Ching by Will Buckingham, a philosopher and 
novelist. Money quote: 

 ...Sitting with the coins or yarrow stalks in my hand, going through the 
ritual of asking the I Ching a question, I am not looking for some irrational 
mystical guidance. Instead, I am looking for a release from the prison of 
competing certainties, a way of letting loose the simmering doubts and 
confusions that accompany all thought, so that I can take advantage of their 
creative richness. In other words, I use the I Ching not as a certainty 
machine, but as an uncertainty machine. Dissolving false certainties, it 
integrates the fact of unknowing into the fabric of my thinking, opening me up 
to hitherto unimagined possibilities, scattering the monotony of my either-or 
dilemmas into a myriad of forking paths
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine

 

 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine



 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Ramana, Yoga and Vedanta

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
Ok, emptybill, it's been a long time since I heard about smriti and shruti and 
it looks like no one else is gonna ask so: what is the difference between them?





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:41 AM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Questioner:   So you’re talking about Yoga and Vedanta to
give some sort of context to his enlightement?
 
Ram:  Yes.  Now that Ramana is getting
fame it is rather sad to see all these Western people coming to Tiruvannamalai
with absolutely no notion of the context of his enlightenment and his life,
with no understanding of the depth of the Vedic tradition and burdened with
amazing and ill-considered views of enlightenment based on their Ramana
fantasies.
 
Anyway, Ramana’s
type of realization, because it did not occur at the feet of a guru in a
traditional Vedantic classroom, is more in line with the tradition of Yoga,
although most yogis do not become jnanis as Ramana did.  His lifestyle too, 
sitting in meditation in a
cave, is more typical of the yogic tradition than the Vedantic.  The reason 
yogis do not usually become jnanis is because they have often been confused by 
the language of Yoga
into thinking of enlightenment as a permanent experience of samadhi.  So when 
the experience is ‘on’ they are not
looking to understand anything, they are simply trying to make the state
permanent, sahaja.  The joke is
that enlightenment is not an experience, nor is there any permanent
experience.   Furthermore, they do not
realize that to make an experience permanent one would have to be a doer, an
agent acting on the experience, maintaining it or controlling it or staying in
it … which is a dualistic state, not enlightenment.
 


RE: Re: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: Pricing TM to Teach [more] Meditators

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Share wrote: 
 
  Emily, IMO it's not just a title. It's a catchy phrase that will stick
  with people even as they forget the article.
 

 Why shouldn't it stick with people? As I said earlier, it isn't just 
somebody's idle generalization. It's been documented by research. 
 

 

  I liked the last 5
  paragraphs which expressed hope about people becoming friendly
  with one another and then ceasing to put negative spins on each
  other's actions and beliefs.  
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:59 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... wrote:
 
   Ooops, that's will not allow.or maybe she will.  Share, did you like 
this article by Daniel Goleman, expert that he is on emotional intelligence?  
What about the article resonated with you?  Is the only comment you have that 
you don't like the title?  Dig deep now. :)
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Share, desperate to save face and have the last word in her fight with 
herself, still cannot and will allow herself to comprehend the article as it 
was written. 
 
 Since the 1970s, the gap between the rich and everyone else has skyrocketed. 
Income inequality is at its highest level in a century. This widening gulf 
between the haves and have-less troubles me, but not for the obvious reasons. 
Apart from the financial inequities, I fear the expansion of an entirely 
different gap, caused by the inability to see oneself in a less advantaged 
person’s shoes. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also 
addressing the gap in empathy. 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Buck, I've protested to Daniel Goleman about headline Rich People Just Care 
Less, asking if it was written by an editor who wants to sell more papers and 
thus get rich! Meanwhile, may there be peace between Patanjali and Bagambhrini. 
 











 
 
 
 






Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
If that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?!





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans...@yahoo.com 
dmevans...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.

Share wrote:


 Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
 have to turn
 into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?


 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation 
with Share - just one minute- 
 without you butting in to start another fight.


Barry wrote:

(snip)

 Ahem. 
 
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 


Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.






Re: Re: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: Pricing TM to Teach [more] Meditators

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
The use of the word *just* in Rich People Just Care Less. IMO it implies this: 
Rich People Just Care Less and that's all there is to it. For one thing, it's 
not scientific at all.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:54 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Share wrote: 


 Emily, IMO it's not just a title. It's a catchy phrase that will stick
 with people even as they forget the article.

Why shouldn't it stick with people? As I said earlier, it isn't just somebody's 
idle generalization. It's been documented by research. 


 I liked the last 5
 paragraphs which expressed hope about people becoming friendly
 with one another and then ceasing to put negative spins on each
 other's actions and beliefs.  





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:59 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... wrote:
 
  
Ooops, that's will not allow.or maybe she will.  Share, did you like this 
article by Daniel Goleman, expert that he is on emotional intelligence?  What 
about the article resonated with you?  Is the only comment you have that you 
don't like the title?  Dig deep now. :)


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Share, desperate to save face and have the last word in her fight with 
herself, still cannot and will allow herself to comprehend the article as it 
was written. 

Since the 1970s, the gap between the rich and everyone else has skyrocketed. 
Income inequality is at its highest level in a century. This widening gulf 
between the haves and have-less troubles me, but not for the obvious reasons. 
Apart from the financial inequities, I fear the expansion of an entirely 
different gap, caused by the inability to see oneself in a less advantaged 
person’s shoes. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also 
addressing the gap in empathy.



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Buck, I've protested to Daniel Goleman about headline Rich People Just Care 
Less, asking if it was written by an editor who wants to sell more papers and 
thus get rich! Meanwhile, may there be peace between Patanjali and Bagambhrini. 




[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: The Uncertainty Machine

2013-10-13 Thread emilymaenot
Great article.  I like this quote also:  
 

 ..Uncertainty is not just an adventitious fault that can one day be 
eradicated. It is also a part of being a human, with limited knowledge, in an 
endlessly complex world. And given that we will never have the complete 
knowledge to which we might aspire, we must always act in the twilight between 
certainty and uncertainty, between knowing and unknowing.
  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Now there is the kind of man I would like to meet. Someone looking to have 
their opinions and fixed ideas proved wrong. Someone who welcomes the 
opportunity to be thrown into a world of newer, different possibilities perhaps 
putting them beyond their current comfort zone. It takes no small amount of 
courage to feel like this. This is how I read it anyway. Reminds me of a guy 
called RWC. 
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote:

 Fascinating essay on the I Ching by Will Buckingham, a philosopher and 
novelist. Money quote: 

 ...Sitting with the coins or yarrow stalks in my hand, going through the 
ritual of asking the I Ching a question, I am not looking for some irrational 
mystical guidance. Instead, I am looking for a release from the prison of 
competing certainties, a way of letting loose the simmering doubts and 
confusions that accompany all thought, so that I can take advantage of their 
creative richness. In other words, I use the I Ching not as a certainty 
machine, but as an uncertainty machine. Dissolving false certainties, it 
integrates the fact of unknowing into the fabric of my thinking, opening me up 
to hitherto unimagined possibilities, scattering the monotony of my either-or 
dilemmas into a myriad of forking paths
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine

 

 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine
 
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/altered-states/the-i-ching-is-an-uncertainty-machine



 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Our Spiritual Tradition

2013-10-13 Thread Richard Williams
Everyone knows that the Adi Shankaracharya was an exponent of the Kevala
Advaita philosophy; Ramanuja of the Visishtadvaita; Madhvacharya of the
Dvaita; Vallabhacharya of the Suddhadvaita; and Nimbarkacharya of the
Dvaitadvaita. Be that as it may, it might be useful if we review the terms
sampradaya and parampara. Sometimes people get confused between the terms
'parampara' and 'sampradaya'.

The first term would be applied to SBS who was in an unbroken line of
succession from the Adi Shankaracharaya through Swami Krishnanda Saraswati.
However, this term, 'parampara', wouldn't be applied to MMY, since he was
not in the direct line of succession in the Shankaracharya tradition - MMY
 was of the illustrious line of Yogis..

The term 'sampradaya' would be more accurate - that terms refers to the
'tradition' to which MMY adheres or identifies with.

So, I'd say that MMY would more correctly be identified with the Mantra
Yoga tradition. Anyone can become a teacher in any tradition they choose.
Although MMY may not have been a 'guru' in the 'parampara' of
Shankaracharaya, he was a teacher in the Mantra Yoga tradition.

The Sanskrit word literally means an uninterrupted series or
succession...

Parampara:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parampara

...by receiving an initiation (diksha) into a parampara of a living guru,
one belongs to its proper sampradaya.

Sampradaya:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampradaya


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:

 **


 Have you heard of the suggestion of some mantra meditation teachers that
 for a newbie the most beneficial idea is to do the the following: find a
 quiet space where you won't be disturbed; sit down and close your eyes;
 gently allow your thoughts to arise and fall without trying to control the
 flow. Eventually a sound will emerge. A sound that becomes dominant because
 it charms you and naturally draws your attention. If that gentle pulse
 establishes itself - let's say the sound om - then that should be your
 personal mantra. That's what you should use whenever you meditate.

 If you ponder this line of thinking, isn't it suggesting that this is what
 the original rishis did, way back when. Of course, when those rishis found
 and then followed their own favourite, personal sound - mantra - they
 suggested that very same mantra to any curious students as a suitable
 syllable. That's how the list of mantras was eventually established as
 venerable tradition.

 So, what I'm wondering: could it be good advice to give to would-be
 meditators today? Do just what those dim and distant pioneers did and find
 out for yourself your own personal syllable as thrown up by your
 subconscious.


 Yes, it's not for me. As an incurable romantic, I quite enjoy using a
 mantra that has pedigree - if it does the job and, as a bonus,  conjures up
 images of naked sadhus on faraway mountain sides. But maybe the claim that
 one would be better off finding a unique syllable that is your very own key
 to higher states of consciousness has some merit. There are many people
 who learned TM and then (without telling anyone) replaced their
 TMO-approved mantra with something they felt was more congenial.


 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com
 wrote:

 Our Mantra Yoga tradition begins with the Lord Narayana, the first
 meditator, who thought the first thought and set in motion this science of
 sound vibration. The thought sounds or mantras were cognized in ancient
 India by the rishis, that is, the seers of the science of sound, the first
 psychic pioneers of consciousness.
 In the Mantra Yoga tradition the first yogi was Yajnavalkhya, who cognized
 the first bija mantra, and passed this teaching to his daughter Shakti.

 According to the Tantras, bija mantras are shorthand for a complete
 description of the universe in the mind of Sri Saraswati, the Goddess of
 Wisdom, Learning and Knowledge. So, sounds, ergo language, was the primal
 vibration of Vac, that is, the Lord of human speech, who formed the first
 bija mantras.

 In a long line of illustrious masters comes this Mantra Yoga tradition
 from Vasistha and Parashara.

 So, lets review the TMer sampradaya:

 The TM teachers puja to SBS clearly states the desciplic succession from
 Shakti via the Jyotirlinga hence to Badarayana, to Gauda, to Govinda, hence
 to Shankara, founder of the Jyotirmatha, hence to Trotaka and on down to
 Brahmanand Saraswati and hence to Shantanand, hence down to Vasudevananda
 Saraswati, the current Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath.

 Narayana
 Padma Bhava
 Vasishtha
 Shakti
 Parashara
 Badarayana
 Shudadeva
 Gaudapapda
 Govinda
 Shankara
 Trotaka
 Brahmanand
 Shantanand
 Vishnudevananda
 Vasudevananda

  



RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
One always has hope that repeated pounding on the head will gradually shake 
your synapses out of their pathological configuration and make it possible for 
you to escape your self-referential prison of false consciousness into the 
reality (most of) the rest of us live in..
 

Share wrote:

 If that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?!
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans365@... dmevans365@... wrote:
 
   Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in. 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote: 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] One for Alex...

2013-10-13 Thread Bhairitu
I think I watched it once and found it was too formula.  I was also 
disappointed last night because I had planned to watch the latest 
episode of Haven on HuluPlus.  I looks like they've taken away most 
all the new episodes of Syfy shows.  Perhaps Comcast was noticing a lot  
of people heading for the door since they started encrypting the 
broadcast channels October 1st.  With providers doing that a lot  of 
people are going the cutting the cable route and relying on streaming 
and if they have TV reception an antenna.  Oh and why do I say Comcast?  
They are principle owner these days of NBC Universal and hence the Syfy 
channel.


On 10/13/2013 04:36 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


...just because he's the only person here who has admitted
to watching Person Of Interest.

Isn't the character of Root a gas? I am *so* happy that
Johnathon Nolan and the writers of this series realized
what a resource they had on their hands, and gave Amy
Acker a role she could sink her teeth into.

She was my favorite actress on Dollhouse, and for
similar reasons -- she could play seemingly normal one
minute, and beyond demented the next, seamlessly. Root
is crazier than a bedbug, but the voices really *are*
talking to her. How do you explain that to your shrink
in the mental hospital they've committed you to *except*
to do what she did in episode three of this season?

I'm hoping that they keep her front and center throughout
the rest of the series...






[FairfieldLife] Ahhh

2013-10-13 Thread Michael Jackson
From a unit of consciousness dominated by ego, to which I was habituated from 
childhood, I had expanded all at once to a glowing conscious circle, growing 
larger and larger until a maximum was reached, the I remaining as it was, 
but instead of a confining unit, now itself encompassed by a shining conscious 
globe of vast dimensions. 

From a tiny glow the awareness in me became a large radiating pool of Light, 
the I immersed in it yet fully cognizant of the radiantly blissful volume of 
consciousness all around, both near and far. There was ego consciousness as 
well as a vastly extended field of awareness, existing side by side, both 
distinct, yet one. 


RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread emilymaenot
My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking you 
to employ a more complete thought process around your presentation here on FFL. 
 You are all reaction, my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  Doesn't 
authfriend mean authentic friend? 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?!
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans365@... dmevans365@... wrote:
 
   Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in. 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote: 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





RE: Re: Re: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: Pricing TM to Teach [more] Meditators

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
One more time: It's a headline, Share. Most adults who read newspapers 
understand that there's more to an article or an essay than what the headline 
says. What this essay says is scientific.
 

 Oh, and I might remind you that a few posts back you insisted the word you 
were objecting to was not just but all (except that you were the only one 
to use that word). 
 
Share wrote:

  The use of the word *just* in Rich People Just Care Less. IMO it
  implies this: Rich People Just Care Less and that's all there is to it.
  For one thing, it's not scientific at all.
 

 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:54 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Share wrote: 
  Emily, IMO it's not just a title. It's a catchy phrase that will stick
  with people even as they forget the article.
 
 Why shouldn't it stick with people? As I said earlier, it isn't just 
somebody's idle generalization. It's been documented by research. 
 
 
  I liked the last 5
  paragraphs which expressed hope about people becoming friendly
  with one another and then ceasing to put negative spins on each
  other's actions and beliefs.  
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:59 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... 
wrote: 
   Ooops, that's will not allow.or maybe she will.  Share, did you like 
this article by Daniel Goleman, expert that he is on emotional intelligence?  
What about the article resonated with you?  Is the only comment you have that 
you don't like the title?  Dig deep now. :)
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Share, desperate to save face and have the last word in her fight with 
herself, still cannot and will allow herself to comprehend the article as it 
was written. 
 
 Since the 1970s, the gap between the rich and everyone else has skyrocketed. 
Income inequality is at its highest level in a century. This widening gulf 
between the haves and have-less troubles me, but not for the obvious reasons. 
Apart from the financial inequities, I fear the expansion of an entirely 
different gap, caused by the inability to see oneself in a less advantaged 
person’s shoes. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also 
addressing the gap in empathy. 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Buck, I've protested to Daniel Goleman about headline Rich People Just Care 
Less, asking if it was written by an editor who wants to sell more papers and 
thus get rich! Meanwhile, may there be peace between Patanjali and Bagambhrini. 
 










 
 
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread Bhairitu

If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.

On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, sri...@ymail.com wrote:


I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy 
Father




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com 
wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, srijau@... wrote:


 what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched,
 the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just
 connect dots please and than-you

If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices
TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html







RE: RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Emily, I wrote my response before I'd seen yours, BTW. You are right on target, 
as usual. Thank you.
 

 Emily wrote:

  My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking 
  you to employ a
  more complete thought process around your presentation here on FFL.  You are 
  all reaction,
  my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  Doesn't authfriend mean 
  authentic friend? 
 

 Authfriend is short for Author's Friend, which is what I called my 
editorial services business when I lived in NYC. I gave it a different name 
when I moved to New Jersey that refers to the part of town I'm living in, but I 
didn't change my Yahoo ID since many folks on FFL know me as authfriend.
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Ahhh

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Where's this from, Michael? (Or is this your own experience?)
 
Michael wrote:
 
 From a unit of consciousness dominated by ego, to which I was habituated from 
childhood, I had expanded all at once to a glowing conscious circle, growing 
larger and larger until a maximum was reached, the I remaining as it was, but 
instead of a confining unit, now itself encompassed by a shining conscious 
globe of vast dimensions. 
 
 From a tiny glow the awareness in me became a large radiating pool of Light, 
the I immersed in it yet fully cognizant of the radiantly blissful volume of 
consciousness all around, both near and far. There was ego consciousness as 
well as a vastly extended field of awareness, existing side by side, both 
distinct, yet one.



Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
Emily, I think that unconditional love of motherhood is expressing itself 
through you as you write the above.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:12 AM, emilymae...@yahoo.com 
emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking you 
to employ a more complete thought process around your presentation here on FFL. 
 You are all reaction, my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  Doesn't 
authfriend mean authentic friend? 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


If that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?!





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans365@... dmevans365@... wrote:
 
  
Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.

Share wrote:


 Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
 have to turn
 into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?


 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation 
with Share - just one minute- 
 without you butting in to start another fight.


Barry wrote:

(snip)

 Ahem. 
 
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 


Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.








RE: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
No, no, Share. That's too in addition to Barry, who was confused about who 
said what to whom, and who thought his comment about the pope was a real 
zinger. 
 
Share wrote:
 
  Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess
  that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.
 
 Actually it was Richard who made the comment about butting in. He wasn't 
feeling that great either when he wrote it, because the conversation in 
question wasn't between him and you, it was between Seraphita and you.
 
 Probably be a really good idea for you and Barry both to go back to bed (not 
necessarily together) and get some more sleep.
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church.   It is a huge meditation movement now that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, srijau@... wrote:
 
 what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
 the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
 connect dots please and than-you

 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 








Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
but Judy, to me turq sounded quite happy. Anyway, I'm glad everyone is feeling 
good today. Happy Thanksgiving, if you're Canadian. Happy Victory Day if you're 
Hindu (-:





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:24 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
No, no, Share. That's too in addition to Barry, who was confused about who 
said what to whom, and who thought his comment about the pope was a real 
zinger. 

Share wrote:


 Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess
 that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.


Actually it was Richard who made the comment about butting in. He wasn't 
feeling that great either when he wrote it, because the conversation in 
question wasn't between him and you, it was between Seraphita and you.

Probably be a really good idea for you and Barry both to go back to bed (not 
necessarily together) and get some more sleep.


On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.

Share wrote:


 Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
 have to turn
 into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?


 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation 
with Share - just one minute- 
 without you butting in to start another fight.


Barry wrote:

(snip)

 Ahem. 
 
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 


Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.






[FairfieldLife] On Ramana, Yoga and Vedanta

2013-10-13 Thread emptybill
Questioner:   So you’re talking about Yoga and Vedanta to give some sort of 
context to his enlightement?
  
 Ram:  Yes.  Now that Ramana is getting fame it is rather sad to see all these 
Western people coming to Tiruvannamalai with absolutely no notion of the 
context of his enlightenment and his life, with no understanding of the depth 
of the Vedic tradition and burdened with amazing and ill-considered views of 
enlightenment based on their Ramana fantasies.
  
 Anyway, Ramana’s type of realization, because it did not occur at the feet of 
a guru in a traditional Vedantic classroom, is more in line with the tradition 
of Yoga, although most yogis do not become jnanis as Ramana did.  His lifestyle 
too, sitting in meditation in a cave, is more typical of the yogic tradition 
than the Vedantic.  The reason yogis do not usually become jnanis is because 
they have often been confused by the language of Yoga into thinking of 
enlightenment as a permanent experience of samadhi.  So when the experience is 
‘on’ they are not looking to understand anything, they are simply trying to 
make the state permanent, sahaja.  The joke is that enlightenment is not an 
experience, nor is there any permanent experience.   Furthermore, they do not 
realize that to make an experience permanent one would have to be a doer, an 
agent acting on the experience, maintaining it or controlling it or staying in 
it … which is a dualistic state, not enlightenment.


RE: RE: RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread emilymaenot
Good day Judy.  I knowI was just teasing you and Share also, as I see you 
as an authentic person; thus, perhaps Share could practice not moving to 
attack in lieu of a more objective approach.   
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Emily, I wrote my response before I'd seen yours, BTW. You are right on 
target, as usual. Thank you.
 

 Emily wrote:

  My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking 
  you to employ a
  more complete thought process around your presentation here on FFL.  You are 
  all reaction,
  my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  Doesn't authfriend mean 
  authentic friend? 
 
 

 Authfriend is short for Author's Friend, which is what I called my 
editorial services business when I lived in NYC. I gave it a different name 
when I moved to New Jersey that refers to the part of town I'm living in, but I 
didn't change my Yahoo ID since many folks on FFL know me as authfriend.
 


 



Re: [FairfieldLife] One for Alex...

2013-10-13 Thread Bhairitu
I'll have to take that back about Hulu+.  Online they have Syfy shows 
but the note on Haven says they don't have the rights to stream it to 
mobile or TV.   There may be a way around that by watching them in the 
Chrome browser and sending it to the Chromecast.  Problem with that is 
there becomes traffic on my wifi network: one stream from the Internet t 
the browser and then sending it out again to the Chromecast.  What 
Chromecast enabled apps do is just switch the feed from your computer or 
mobile device to the Chromecast itself


On 10/13/2013 09:10 AM, Bhairitu wrote:


I think I watched it once and found it was too formula.  I was also 
disappointed last night because I had planned to watch the latest 
episode of Haven on HuluPlus.  I looks like they've taken away most 
all the new episodes of Syfy shows.  Perhaps Comcast was noticing a 
lot  of people heading for the door since they started encrypting the 
broadcast channels October 1st. With providers doing that a lot  of 
people are going the cutting the cable route and relying on 
streaming and if they have TV reception an antenna.  Oh and why do I 
say Comcast?  They are principle owner these days of NBC Universal and 
hence the Syfy channel.


On 10/13/2013 04:36 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


...just because he's the only person here who has admitted
to watching Person Of Interest.

Isn't the character of Root a gas? I am *so* happy that
Johnathon Nolan and the writers of this series realized
what a resource they had on their hands, and gave Amy
Acker a role she could sink her teeth into.

She was my favorite actress on Dollhouse, and for
similar reasons -- she could play seemingly normal one
minute, and beyond demented the next, seamlessly. Root
is crazier than a bedbug, but the voices really *are*
talking to her. How do you explain that to your shrink
in the mental hospital they've committed you to *except*
to do what she did in episode three of this season?

I'm hoping that they keep her front and center throughout
the rest of the series...








RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread emilymaenot
Share, everyone?  Why do you always appropriate and assign your own 
assumptions to everyone?  It removes you from accountability for yourself and 
also is highly dismissive of everyone else.  Are you trying to say *you* feel 
good today?  Claim it, own it.  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 but Judy, to me turq sounded quite happy. Anyway, I'm glad everyone is feeling 
good today. Happy Thanksgiving, if you're Canadian. Happy Victory Day if you're 
Hindu (-:
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:24 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   No, no, Share. That's too in addition to Barry, who was confused about who 
said what to whom, and who thought his comment about the pope was a real 
zinger. 
 Share wrote:
  Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess
  that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.
 Actually it was Richard who made the comment about butting in. He wasn't 
feeling that great either when he wrote it, because the conversation in 
question wasn't between him and you, it was between Seraphita and you.
 Probably be a really good idea for you and Barry both to go back to bed (not 
necessarily together) and get some more sleep.
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote: 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: One for Alex...

2013-10-13 Thread j_alexander_stanley
Yes, I am very much enjoying her character development. I now find myself 
actually rooting for root.
 

 Another show I'm really enjoying is The Blacklist, with James Spader. What was 
interesting to me is that James Spader seemed so very familiar to me, but I 
couldn't place him. So, I looked him up on IMDB, and there were only two things 
I'd seen, only one of which I remember: the episode of Seinfeld where he plays 
the guy who won't apologize to George. He seems to have a permanent, built-in 
snarkiness that is very distinctive.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 ...just because he's the only person here who has admitted
 to watching Person Of Interest. 
 
 Isn't the character of Root a gas? I am *so* happy that
 Johnathon Nolan and the writers of this series realized
 what a resource they had on their hands, and gave Amy
 Acker a role she could sink her teeth into. 
 
 She was my favorite actress on Dollhouse, and for 
 similar reasons -- she could play seemingly normal one
 minute, and beyond demented the next, seamlessly. Root
 is crazier than a bedbug, but the voices really *are*
 talking to her. How do you explain that to your shrink
 in the mental hospital they've committed you to *except*
 to do what she did in episode three of this season? 
 
 I'm hoping that they keep her front and center throughout
 the rest of the series...



RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread authfriend
Barry always tries to sound happy and carefree. It's an important part of the 
image of himself he wants to project. But when he says really stooopid 
things, we know it's because he's feeling anxious and unsettled.
 
Share wrote:
 
 but Judy, to me turq sounded quite happy. Anyway, I'm glad everyone is feeling 
good today. Happy Thanksgiving, if you're Canadian. Happy Victory Day if you're 
Hindu (-:
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:24 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   No, no, Share. That's too in addition to Barry, who was confused about who 
said what to whom, and who thought his comment about the pope was a real 
zinger. 
 Share wrote:
  Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess
  that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.
 Actually it was Richard who made the comment about butting in. He wasn't 
feeling that great either when he wrote it, because the conversation in 
question wasn't between him and you, it was between Seraphita and you.
 Probably be a really good idea for you and Barry both to go back to bed (not 
necessarily together) and get some more sleep.
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote: 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: Technology

2013-10-13 Thread Richard Williams
Example of abandoned technology:

[image: Inline image 1]


On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Richard J. Williams
pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

  So, the Obamacare web site isn't working too well - what else is new?

 Sometimes it's hell working in IT - for years I tried to get the
 enrollment systems right at a major community college.

 When I first got there, they were enrolling students using paper and pen
 and long lines standing out in the sun. Teachers would be sitting at long
 tables enrolling students one by one - it took all day just to enroll in a
 few courses.

 Enrollment was hell back then!

 Then, we got our first PC - an IBM running on DOS. Instructors would walk
 all the way across campus just to look at it, not use it, just look at it.
 The college IT director couldn't understand what we were going to do with
 all that hard drive space!

 Today, there are over 5,000 PCs on the main campus and another 5,000
 spread out over twenty computer labs on five campuses.

 And, enrollment is still hell!

 The school has at least three Oracle databases for student enrollment, one
 for credit card payments, personal data like adds and drops, grades, and
 the online library database, and then the course database. Not to mention
 the 3,000 online courses using the Blackboard database! Who do they think
 is going to run all this technology with me gone? Go figure.

 Somebody should write ONE simple program called 'schools'. Go figure.

 'Some say health-care site’s problems highlight flawed federal IT policies'
 Technology:
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/some-say-health-care-sites-problems-highlight-flawed-federal-it-policies/2013/10/09/d558da42-30fe-11e3-8627-c5d7de0a046b_story.html



RE: Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread emilymaenot
Share, there you go again...the unconditional love of motherhood?  Are you 
attributing what I said to this motivation?  No, Share, that's not it.  Try 
again?  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Emily, I think that unconditional love of motherhood is expressing itself 
through you as you write the above.
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:12 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... 
wrote:
 
   My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking 
you to employ a more complete thought process around your presentation here on 
FFL.  You are all reaction, my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  
Doesn't authfriend mean authentic friend? 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: If 
that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?! 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans365@... dmevans365@... wrote: 
   Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in. 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote: 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] News You Can Use

2013-10-13 Thread Richard Williams
The squat is one of the best exercises for athletes and the general
population. Everyone should be doing some form of squats because they work
the whole body, and studies show squatting to increase lower body strength
can produce the following benefits...

'Six Reasons Everyone Should Do Squats'
http://www.poliquingroup.com/Six_Reasons_Everyone_Should_Do_Squatshttp://www.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/908/Six_Reasons_Everyone_Should_Do_Squats.aspx


RE: Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread dmevans365
P.S.  Share.  I did get a good laugh off of this  Two hands on the steering 
wheel, now.   
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Emily, I think that unconditional love of motherhood is expressing itself 
through you as you write the above.
 

 
 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:12 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... 
wrote:
 
   My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking 
you to employ a more complete thought process around your presentation here on 
FFL.  You are all reaction, my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  
Doesn't authfriend mean authentic friend? 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: If 
that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?! 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans365@... dmevans365@... wrote: 
   Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote: 
Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in. 
 On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote: 
   Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.
 Share wrote:
  Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
  have to turn
  into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?   Is it alright 
  with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation with Share - just one 
  minute- 
  without you butting in to start another fight. 
 
 Barry wrote: (snip)  Ahem.Barry has not mentioned or interacted with 
either  of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not  during the last 
week. Thus this attempt to get  him and revive their long-held grudges 
against him  is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 

 Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.
 
 




 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Yaqui Vastu

2013-10-13 Thread Richard Williams
Inside the zone of tranquility, there should be a balance between wind and
water.

The art of Fengshui in its earliest recorded context specifically refers to
the School of Forms. Terrestrial features serve to block the wind, which
captures qi and scatters it, and channel the waters, which collect qi and
store it.

Fengshui may literally indicate wind and water, but this is merely
shorthand for an environmental policy of hindering the wind and hoarding
the waters. The science of Fengshui, therefore is windbreak-watercourse
qimancy.

The art of Kanyu, on the other hand, the precursor of the Compass School,
relies strictly on astrology and numerology as a means of fathoming qi on a
cosmic scale.

While Fengshui is local, Kanyu is universal. Since the medieval period in
China, masters of qimancy were versed in the environmental science as well
as the occult art. The term we have coined, Yaqui Vastu, applies to both
Vastu and Fengshui.

Example of a Yaqui Vastu dwelling:

[image: Inline image 1]


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's all a matter of positioning and placement.

 Geomancy is at least half a million years old, dating from early Homo
 Sapiens. Images of 'Mater' dating from 30,000 B.C.E. were placed in small
 wall recesses in homes, in order to insure vitality and abundance.

 All traditional cultures have their own systems of geomantic placement.
 There are many solutions that nature has provided in the way of housing,
 such as cocoons, shells, webs, nests and dens, which are but a few examples
 of natural geomancy.

 Thus, geomancy is inherent and vital to life and survival. In human
 society, geomancy is a part of our animal heritage and the result of
 continuing improvement in human dwelling construction.

 People have always developed shelters and homes in concert with nature.
 Tree houses, caves, cliff dwellings, and commanding views are some examples
 of universal geomancy.

 Buckminister Fuller 'Dymaxion' House at the Henry Ford Museum:

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Geomancy can be defined as The skillfull use of the best available
 knowledge in order to create the most suitable conditions for living and
 working. Geomancy involves the awareness of how the ways of construction,
 orientation, and placement affect our environment and thus our own daily
 activities and relations.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_house








 On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 2:15 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:

 **


 The Yanqui all natural terra-form home from West Texas.





 ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:

 dear Richard, well may your entire home be a Zone of Tranquility (-:
 thanks for another lovely photo.


On Friday, October 11, 2013 2:45 PM, Richard Williams punditster@...
 wrote:

  We are thinking about a modest home - one with an interior courtyard
 garden for the Zone of Tranquility.

 Spanish style house exterior courtyard front door:
 http://www.cococozy.com/http://www.cococozy.com/2010/06/see-this-house-spanish-revived-for.html

 [image: Inline image 2]

 Spanish style house exterior courtyard front door:
 http://www.cococozy.com/2010/06/see-this-house-spanish-revived-for.html




 On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:

 **

  Thanks, Richard, nice topic. You may remember that some of the FF vastu
 homes are made of straw bales; some off the grid; some just eco friendly. I
 love this idea of building in harmony with the surrounding land.




   On Friday, October 11, 2013 10:40 AM, Richard Williams punditster@...
 wrote:

  Years ago I was very impressed with the home designs of Buckminiter
 Fuller. I once visited Colorado to see solar, self sufficient homes.

 http://www.livingearthconstruction.com/

 There's a nice house in San Antonio designed by the famous architect
 O'neil Ford:

 [image: Inline image 1]

 http://www.mysanantonio.com/outside-in-in-an-O-Neil-Ford-1369441.phphttp://www.mysanantonio.com/real_estate/article/Spaces-Bringing-the-outside-in-in-an-O-Neil-Ford-1369441.php

 Several years ago we drove up to Fairfield to look at some of the vastu
 designed homes. I've also looked at homes that employ Asian Feng Shui
 designs and we drove to New Mexico and Arizona to look around at places
 that have a Southwest design.

 According to what I've read, there's a lady down in Brazil that is
 building her house out of concrete. Has anybody ever wondered how much
 their home weighs? Go figure.

  Most people don't get to design their own dwelling - they buy or rent
 already built homes or apartments. I know a guy up in Austin that lives in
 a daub and wattle shack out on the road to erewhon - ever since his wife
 left him he does't even care about where he throws his dirty socks. LoL!

 So, Rita and I are designing our own house. It's going to be based on
 Yaqui Vastu principles. It's not complicated.

 The first thing you have to do is find a suituable place to build and
 then follow 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Ahhh

2013-10-13 Thread Michael Jackson
Ha ha! Yes - that is my exact experience every day, especially when I was 
reviling feste and nabby et al in the past. Actually it is from Gopi Krishna - 
the guy who claimed to have had dramatic kundalini experiences.

On Sun, 10/13/13, authfri...@yahoo.com authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Ahhh
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 4:25 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   Where's this from, Michael? (Or is this your
 own experience?) 
 Michael wrote:
 From a unit of
 consciousness dominated by ego, to which I was habituated
 from childhood, I had expanded all at once to a glowing
 conscious circle, growing larger and larger until a maximum
 was reached, the I remaining as it was, but
 instead of a confining unit, now itself encompassed by a
 shining conscious globe of vast dimensions. 
 
 
 
 From a tiny glow the awareness in me became a large
 radiating pool of Light, the I immersed in it
 yet fully cognizant of the radiantly blissful volume of
 consciousness all around, both near and far. There was ego
 consciousness as well as a vastly extended field of
 awareness, existing side by side, both distinct, yet
 one.
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
dmevans, laughter is good. And as you're driving, I'll say Happy Trails per 
Dale Evans and hubby (-:





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:35 PM, dmevans...@yahoo.com 
dmevans...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
P.S.  Share.  I did get a good laugh off of this  Two hands on the steering 
wheel, now.   


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Emily, I think that unconditional love of motherhood is expressing itself 
through you as you write the above.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:12 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... wrote:
 
  
My guess Share, is that she is trying to help you see yourself and asking you 
to employ a more complete thought process around your presentation here on FFL. 
 You are all reaction, my dear.  I empathize and I sympathize.  P.S.  Doesn't 
authfriend mean authentic friend? 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


If that is true, dmevans, then why does Judy continue conversing with me?!





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:50 AM, dmevans365@... dmevans365@... wrote:
 
  
Oh dear.  Share, you pathologically rewrite the facts, intentions, and 
motivations behind what *you*, *yourself*, present (whether it is true or not 
is of no bearing on this behavior) and then you present your new position and 
start to support that, no matter how hopeless it is as a supposed defense to 
the original false position.  And this goes on and on and on with you, until 
conversing with you is an exercise in such absurdity that it is pointless to 
continue.  


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Too?! Oh, ok, Judy, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly this morning. I guess 
that's why you did that bit of Inadvertent Irony about butting in.





On Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Wow, Share is feeling pretty poorly this morning too.

Share wrote:


 Richard to Judy on Oct 2:Does every message posted to this discussion group 
 have to turn
 into an argument with you? Are you the new FFL moderator?


 Is it alright with you Judy, if I have a one minute conversation 
with Share - just one minute- 
 without you butting in to start another fight.


Barry wrote:

(snip)

 Ahem. 
 
 Barry has not mentioned or interacted with either
 of these bitches in quite some time, certainly not
 during the last week. Thus this attempt to get 
 him and revive their long-held grudges against him
 is completely gratuitous and out of the blue. 


Hey, doofus, nobody was talking to you. End of story.










RE: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual [1 Attachment]

2013-10-13 Thread anartaxius
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 

 but Judy, to me turq sounded quite happy. Anyway, I'm glad everyone is feeling 
good today. Happy Thanksgiving, if you're Canadian. Happy Victory Day if you're 
Hindu (-:


'Everyone'? On this Day of Infinite Defeat and Morosity, one traditionally 
must, even at the expense of straining, maintain a mood of deep gloom and 
despair. The universe must remain in balance, and having a bunch happy-face 
moodmakers disrupts that tranquillity. Try to cultivate a feeling of hollow 
meaninglessness with hints of suicide by virtue of boredom and worthlessness. 

 (And Turq, if reading this, sorry to hear you may be feeling really well, try 
reading one of those recent posts by those psychics that can always determine 
exactly what you are feeling and what your motivations are, and perhaps any 
sense of well being will evaporate.)
 




 


Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Another Of My Usual

2013-10-13 Thread Share Long
Sorry Xeno, me rushing again! Obviously I only meant everyone in the Judy-turq 
universe!Alive now for 18 years!




On Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:28 PM, anartax...@yahoo.com 
anartax...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
[Attachment(s) from anartax...@yahoo.com included below]
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

but Judy, to me turq sounded quite happy. Anyway, I'm glad everyone is feeling 
good today. Happy Thanksgiving, if you're Canadian. Happy Victory Day if you're 
Hindu (-:'Everyone'? On this Day of Infinite Defeat and Morosity, one 
traditionally must, even at the expense of straining, maintain a mood of deep 
gloom and despair. The universe must remain in balance, and having a bunch 
happy-face moodmakers disrupts that tranquillity. Try to cultivate a feeling of 
hollow meaninglessness with hints of suicide by virtue of boredom and 
worthlessness.

(And Turq, if reading this, sorry to hear you may be feeling really well, try 
reading one of those recent posts by those psychics that can always determine 
exactly what you are feeling and what your motivations are, and perhaps any 
sense of well being will evaporate.)




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Ahhh

2013-10-13 Thread judy stein
Michael wrote:
 
 Ha ha! Yes - that is my exact experience every day, especially
 when I was reviling feste and nabby et al in the past.

Well, I thought it might have been an experience you had once
upon a time, not necessarily permanent.

 Actually it is from Gopi Krishna - the guy who claimed to have
 had dramatic kundalini experiences.

Ah, yes, thanks. Read his books decades ago.

  Where's this from, Michael? (Or is this your own experience?)

   Michael wrote:

   From a unit of consciousness dominated by ego, to which I was habituated
   from childhood, I had expanded all at once to a glowing conscious circle,
   growing larger and larger until a maximum was reached, the I remaining
   as it was, but instead of a confining unit, now itself encompassed by a
   shining conscious globe of vast dimensions. 
  
   From a tiny glow the awareness in me became a large radiating pool of
   Light, the I immersed in it yet fully cognizant of the radiantly 
   blissful volume
   of consciousness all around, both near and far. There was ego 
   consciousness as well as a vastly extended field of awareness, existing 
   side
   by side, both distinct, yet one.



RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5

 Do a Google search for “Contemplative Outreach”.   
 

 The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church. It is now a huge meditation movement that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.
 
 On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, srijau@... mailto:srijau@... wrote:
 
   I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 
 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
srijau@... wrote:
 
  what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
  the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
  connect dots please and than-you
 
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
 TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:
 
 http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
 Heck, everybody is offering instruction in effortless “Centering Prayer” 
meditation; protestants, catholics, jews, even methodists;
 http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 
 Do a Google search for “Contemplative Outreach”.   
 

 The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church. It is now a huge meditation movement that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.
 
 On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, srijau@... mailto:srijau@... wrote:
 
   I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 
 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
srijau@... wrote:
 
  what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
  the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
  connect dots please and than-you
 
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
 TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:
 
 http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] Susan#39;s bad hair day (because of aama from uncooked food?)

2013-10-13 Thread cardemaister
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2457571/Raw-food-diet-entrepreneur-Susan-Reynolds-mistaken-teenager.html
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2457571/Raw-food-diet-entrepreneur-Susan-Reynolds-mistaken-teenager.html
 
 

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
 
 Our organization is nondenominational and all are welcome to attend our prayer 
groups.
 Our mission is to help churches and parishes, schools and places of prayer 
establish a Centering Prayer Program
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:

  Heck, everybody is offering instruction in effortless “Centering Prayer” 
meditation; protestants, catholics, jews, even methodists;
 http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 
 Do a Google search for “Contemplative Outreach”.   
 

 The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church. It is now a huge meditation movement that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.
 
 On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, srijau@... mailto:srijau@... wrote:
 
   I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 
 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
srijau@... wrote:
 
  what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
  the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
  connect dots please and than-you
 
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
 TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:
 
 http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 


[FairfieldLife] RE: On Ramana, Yoga and Vedanta

2013-10-13 Thread iranitea
Empty, I'm soon out of town, so no time now to give you a deserving answer. But 
since you like to pontificate with the voice of RAM aka  James Swartz, I owe it 
to my close friend and Tiru resident Kevinanandaji, to expose you to his 
satirizing him. Here, take this, about your new found hero: 
http://chi-ting.blogspot.de/search/label/James%20Swartz%20%28Ram%29 
http://chi-ting.blogspot.de/search/label/James%20Swartz%20%28Ram%29 (and don't 
take it too serious!)

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Questioner:   So you’re talking about Yoga and Vedanta to give some sort of 
context to his enlightement?
  
 Ram:  Yes.  Now that Ramana is getting fame it is rather sad to see all these 
Western people coming to Tiruvannamalai with absolutely no notion of the 
context of his enlightenment and his life, with no understanding of the depth 
of the Vedic tradition and burdened with amazing and ill-considered views of 
enlightenment based on their Ramana fantasies.
  
 Anyway, Ramana’s type of realization, because it did not occur at the feet of 
a guru in a traditional Vedantic classroom, is more in line with the tradition 
of Yoga, although most yogis do not become jnanis as Ramana did.  His lifestyle 
too, sitting in meditation in a cave, is more typical of the yogic tradition 
than the Vedantic.  The reason yogis do not usually become jnanis is because 
they have often been confused by the language of Yoga into thinking of 
enlightenment as a permanent experience of samadhi.  So when the experience is 
‘on’ they are not looking to understand anything, they are simply trying to 
make the state permanent, sahaja.  The joke is that enlightenment is not an 
experience, nor is there any permanent experience.   Furthermore, they do not 
realize that to make an experience permanent one would have to be a doer, an 
agent acting on the experience, maintaining it or controlling it or staying in 
it … which is a dualistic state, not enlightenment.
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
 Seems to be a lot of group Meissner Effect [ME] group meditations most 
everywhere now when you start looking. Even in Pittsburgh!
 http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/ http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

  
 Our organization is nondenominational and all are welcome to attend our prayer 
groups.
 Our mission is to help churches and parishes, schools and places of prayer 
establish a Centering Prayer Program
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:

  Heck, everybody is offering instruction in effortless “Centering Prayer” 
meditation; protestants, catholics, jews, even methodists;
 http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 
 Do a Google search for “Contemplative Outreach”.   
 

 The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church. It is now a huge meditation movement that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.
 
 On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, srijau@... mailto:srijau@... wrote:
 
   I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 
 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
srijau@... wrote:
 
  what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
  the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
  connect dots please and than-you
 
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
 TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:
 
 http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 




[FairfieldLife] Jeeva Samadhi

2013-10-13 Thread iranitea
Just before this site disappears in the limbo of my browser history, I came 
across this page while searching for some place I had visited, this 
Thiruvottiyur, (never mind, somewhere north of Madras). This is quite an 
interesting collection of saints, and well, siddhas. NOT FOR EMPTY, don't look 
at it, it is not Ramana approved. You will even find an image of Guru Dev 
Brahmananda Saraswati, and some others. If you know more than 5 or 6 people on 
this list, you are good. I first thought it was a secret page of my Indian 
friend, who has seen many strange and unknown Indian saints and Avadhutas, so I 
can tell you, these people, as far as I can judge, are the real deal. No fake 
imposters there. http://soonyata.home.xs4all.nl/jeevasamadhi.htm 
http://soonyata.home.xs4all.nl/jeevasamadhi.htm

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[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
19 group meditations in the Pittsburgh area? 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

  Seems to be a lot of group Meissner Effect [ME] group meditations most 
everywhere now when you start looking. Even in Pittsburgh!
 http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/ http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

  
 Our organization is nondenominational and all are welcome to attend our prayer 
groups.
 Our mission is to help churches and parishes, schools and places of prayer 
establish a Centering Prayer Program
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:

  Heck, everybody is offering instruction in effortless “Centering Prayer” 
meditation; protestants, catholics, jews, even methodists;
 http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 
 Do a Google search for “Contemplative Outreach”.   
 

 The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church. It is now a huge meditation movement that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.
 
 On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, srijau@... mailto:srijau@... wrote:
 
   I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 
 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
srijau@... wrote:
 
  what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
  the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
  connect dots please and than-you
 
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
 TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:
 
 http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 






[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: RE: Pope Francis technique

2013-10-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
There is the problem again. Better get on the stick and price TM so regular 
people can afford to try it. TM is going to get left deep in the dust if they 
don't get going really soon with once again with a meditating movement and 
widely teaching regular working people and students to meditate. It is a fluid 
meditating marketplace and a lot of market-share is being lost each moment 
longer the Rajas wait on a few rich people who might decide to try TM at the TM 
price.
 

 http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/Find_A_Prayer_Group.html 
http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/Find_A_Prayer_Group.html
  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 19 group meditations in the Pittsburgh area? 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

  Seems to be a lot of group Meissner Effect [ME] group meditations most 
everywhere now when you start looking. Even in Pittsburgh!
 http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/ http://www.pghcenteringprayer.org/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

  
 Our organization is nondenominational and all are welcome to attend our prayer 
groups.
 Our mission is to help churches and parishes, schools and places of prayer 
establish a Centering Prayer Program
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:

  Heck, everybody is offering instruction in effortless “Centering Prayer” 
meditation; protestants, catholics, jews, even methodists;
 http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF http://www.centenary-ws.org/SF 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 
 Do a Google search for “Contemplative Outreach”.   
 

 The odds are much greater the modern Sancta Sedes practices “Centering Prayer” 
as widely taught by his church. It is now a huge meditation movement that 
dwarfs the other trademarked version we are familiar with in the marketplace of 
meditations. 
 http://www.centeringprayer.com/ http://www.centeringprayer.com/ 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 If you are implying that effortless meditation is unique to TM, it isn't.
 
 On 10/13/2013 07:32 AM, srijau@... mailto:srijau@... wrote:
 
   I do as I was instructed so Im not trying and neither is the The Holy Father 
 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
srijau@... wrote:
 
  what a friend we have in Francis, uses the most well researched, 
  the effective technique, not for me to spell out better to just 
  connect dots please and than-you
 
 If you're trying to imply that Pope Francis practices 
 TM, I for one suspect you may be correct:
 
 http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/10/11/21190631.html