[FairfieldLife] Only a (kohen-) jew can do something like this?

2013-11-13 Thread cardemaister
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24900297 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24900297 
 

 (Kohelet = the Preacher) 


[FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

  Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:

  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
scientific paradigm.

I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
is important, and counts.

I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.

As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)

As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?

  Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
(gender) in a former life?

What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
(rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
with each other.  :-)

Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
importance? I think you can.  :-)






[FairfieldLife] Re: More Watchables

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson  wrote:

 Gettin' ready to watch Slingblade again, haven't seen it in a while.

Great soundtrack by Daniel Lanois, too.






[FairfieldLife] Tiny Yachts

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
We've seen a lot of incredibly creative tiny houses on the Net, but
now there's a yacht for the rest of us, who don't quite fit into the 1%.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/11/jet-capsule/#slideid-108171
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/11/jet-capsule/#slideid-108171



[FairfieldLife] RE: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread dhamiltony2k5
#Transcendentalism. Changing the public discourse. I am in favor of 
Transcendentalism. Yes, I am a transcendentalist with a capitol T. -ist. But 
something has happened to the term, Transcendentalist because of, Utopian. We 
got to change that. Now let's with science make it more real. And make it more 
real by having more people meditate. A lot more people.  Get the AMA behind it. 
 People should be proud to be Transcendentalists once again. But it has become 
a line behind which those other nuts lived. Thoreau, Emerson, Blake, those 
German Transcendentalists who preceded so much of American spiritual and 
religious history, others like Whitman and Boroughs; some of them were proly 
fairies too, Fair-ists. We got to do something now to reclaim the pride of 
Transcendentalism. Transcendentalist power!
 -Buck in the Dome 
 

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

 Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's right.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
 
http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
 






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Re: Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
I've been to Amma's gatherings a few times and liked getting hugged, liked the 
bhajans and the feeling of being at a market in India. I also liked that it was 
so different than TM gatherings which are drier and more knowledge 
based. Also it was interesting to see the Western devotees garbed in Indian 
clothing and living a more obviously ashram lifestyle. A former boyfriend left 
Purusha and ended up buying a condo at Amma's ashram in India and I got some 
insights from him about that particular path. Bottom line, we live in 
interesting times but maybe everybody in every era thinks that!





On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:52 PM, emilymae...@yahoo.com 
emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
I only spent 3 days and just one time (although it was enough for me to spend 
hours on the internet to reconcile my reality and that of my children's with 
the experience and the experience of the family I went with and to feel 
compelled to write up my story for a post in the process).  I think Rick or 
Ravi or maybe Share? could take you up on this, but I don't want to start any 
drama.  It is a good story and it represents 20 years of her life and I respect 
it and her fully.  


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


Hmmm, I would be interested to compare the experience of those who had been 
around Amma with what the author is going to reveal in her book. I would also 
like to know if what the author says resonates in any way or form with what 
someone who approaches Amma openly and sincerely would have to say about their 
experience with/of her. Everyone is different and their filtering/perception 
mechanism is different from those possessed by others. I would love to know how 
I would feel in her presence, receiving her touch and then compare it with Gail 
Tredwell's story and why and how she decided she wanted to move away from Amma. 
Anyone want to read the book and let me know about this, especially if you have 
spent time with her?



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


She wrote it largely to facilitate her healing process and it isn't a 
comprehensive look at the Amma organization, but it blows the lid off of Amma 
as the hugging saint or saint in any respect, in ways that would create 
the need for one to engage in some serious mind-bending denial to continue to 
see her (particularly as a hanger-on).  Well, I guess I just gave it a review 
of sorts, but pay no attention.  I like stories of people and their lives.  
Smile.  



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


Emily, I have just purchased the book and it looks like a good read. I know 
really nothing about Amma other than what I have read about her here at FFL. 
Having emerged from a cult experience myself I will be looking forward to 
seeing what the author has to say. 



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


Emily, did you find that reading this book shed some light on the 
experiences you and your daughters had when you went to see Amma in person?




On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:39 AM, emilymaenot@... emilymaenot@... 
wrote:
 
  
I would suggest this book by Gayatri (Gail) to any Amma devotees or 
followers or those that attend just for hugs.  It's easily read in two days 
and is written sincerely and truthfully and fairly.  




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Vastu Housing

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Richard, thanks for that bit about how building materials get stressed. Never 
thought about it from that perspective before. Can't help but wonder how that 
smell of cedar would affect you and Rita day after day. It's such a distinctive 
smell. It must have some specific effect.





On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:37 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
A nice Yaqui Vastu dwelling can provide shelter from the elements, such as cold 
wind, rain and sleet and snow, and when arranged properly according to Yaqui 
Quimancy principles, can provide a zone of tranquility where there is no need 
for a formal group meditation - meditation just comes effortlessly. Have you 
ever tried to get a group to meditate together sitting out in the cold wind, 
rain or sleet and snow? Go figure.

On 11/12/2013 11:21 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
What good will come of any vastu if they are not meditators?  Yaqui or Vedic.  
Does a better vastu bring people to meditation or does meditation bring people 
to better a vastu? 


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


we  are trying to keep things simple down here with our building a Yaqui Vastu 
dwelling. 


Yaqui Vastu is similar to Vedic Vastu in some respects. One thing you have to 
keep in mind is the stress the materials are put under during construction. 
This is an often overlooked element to consider. According to Yaqui Vastu 
principles,  there should be a minimum of stress involved in the construction 
and in the manufacture of the material used for building.


So, take the example of using brick - it's very stressful to have to generate 
all that heat during manufacturing. Or. take wood - very stressful to nature 
during the milling into lumber. That goes for nails and steel supports as well 
- all very stressful. The only habitation that probably doesn't involve much 
stress when converting to a habitat might be living inside a cave. See my 
previous post on the underground cement dwellings in Arizona.


That's why we've decided to use cedar posts and plaster for the construction 
of our Yaqui dwelling - less stress. Cedar posts, fer sure!





Cedar post construction at San Jose Mission, 1740.



On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 4:43 AM, dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:

  
 built according to the ancient Indian principles of Maharishi Vedic 
architecture that seeks harmony with the energy of the sun and nature for 
the well-being of occupants. Many examples of Vedic design can be seen in 
Fairfield and in Maharishi Vedic City, incorporated in recent years.


http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201311030405/OPINION01/311030029
  


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


Son, if that picture was a late afternoon heading towards sunset shade I'd 
say those folks were rectifying their unfortunate south entries. We are told 
their lives will change for the better now.  What is your feeling about 
that?  Would you put more money in to meditating or vastu?
-Buck   


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


This is NOT my idea of vastu housing. 








Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Except that in my experiences of past life info coming, in each case the info 
helped me to understand what was going on in a current relationship. That was 
useful.





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:11 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

  Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:

  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
scientific paradigm.

I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
is important, and counts.

I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.

As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)

As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?

  Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
(gender) in a former life?

What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
(rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
with each other.  :-)

Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
importance? I think you can.  :-)




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Michael Jackson
I have had a number of past life recalls, if you can call it that, mainly as 
you wrote where I was there again and not imagining it. Mostly it was being a 
slave kind of crap, no kings or princes or famous scientists.

One rather interesting one was being a big strapping hermit in medieval France. 
Huge guy, long shaggy black hair, long bushy beard, long plain robes I wore - I 
didn't give a crap about anything except reading the Bible, studying the 
Scripture and praying and putting my awareness on Jesus and God. I ate slop 
cause I didn't care anything about the body. The kids from a nearby village 
would sometimes come to harass me and I would run 'em off.

I lived ate and breathed being a Christian. I lived in a big cave in this 
forest with gigantic big trees. The night I died there was a big storm and 
lightning struck the cave and split rock off the cave wall, a big piece of rock 
slammed me straight in the third eye and killed me graveyard dead.

I left my body and ascended into heaven, it was all golden Light and bliss, I 
got to be with God and Jesus, and do you know what my main feeling was? I got 
the fulfillment of everything I had ever wanted in that life, and all I could 
feel was that I wasn't good enough to be with God and Jesus, I wasn't worthy to 
be in their presence. What a fuck-head! Got what I wanted and all I could feel 
was unworthy. Just goes to show this isn't the first life I've been an idiot.

Years ago my mother was married to a Methodist minister. They did a tour of 
Biltmore Estate. When momma was going through she had strong past life 
remembrances. She hesitatingly told her husband that she remembered being a 
scullery maid there, even remembered the room she lived in. It was very 
emotional for her, and she was a little afraid her husband would not believe 
her, but she told him anyway.

He said I believe you, I remember living here too.

Momma - Oh, really! What did you do here? Were you one of the Vanderbilts?

Husband - No I started to remember I was here in a past life when we went 
through the old stables.

Momma - Oh! Were you one of the stable hands?

Husband - No, I was one of the jackasses in the stable.

Momma was pissed that he made a joke out of it, but she claims she lived there 
before. 

On Wed, 11/13/13, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:10 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:
 
 
 
   Re [empty's statement that]: The
 residual effect was that I taught
 
 myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past
 lives.:
 
 
 
   Look - if you and others could really access past-life
 information
 
 you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't
 otherwise be
 
 explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such
 knowledge shows
 
 that your supposed recollection is a
 construction. I mean, think about
 
 it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the
 Ripper you
 
 would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the
 current
 
 scientific paradigm.
 
 
 
 I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead
 you astray.
 
 There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past
 lives,
 
 but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and
 I-Wish-I-
 
 Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such
 real
 
 techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
 
 can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
 
 warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to
 be
 
 interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
 
 it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And
 Now that
 
 is important, and counts.
 
 
 
 I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue
 them
 
 because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal
 past-life
 
 recollections always came upon me rather than me
 search-
 
 ing for them, and they always came in such a
 spectacular
 
 fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with
 fantasies
 
 I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks
 always
 
 happened during waking state, and involved actually
 *seeing*
 
 and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining
 it.
 
 
 
 As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
 
 having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)
 
 
 
 As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's
 past-
 
 life recollection shed any light on that unless they
 happened
 
 to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the
 events?
 
 
 
   Did you ever come across people who said they were a
 different sex
 
 (gender) in a former life?
 
 
 
 What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
 
 (rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people
 who claim
 
 to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
 
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Playing Tennis at Midnight

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
durq, maybe dudy thought you were dandering to her. dhare
dorry, couldn't resist (-:






On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:53 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 You mean, along with my father, Dack, and my sister, Dane?

  Opsie...

Surely even Judy can't be so stupid as to have not gotten this.

I was merely making a joke based on the likelihood that her
mother was simply young and impressionable and thus easily
pre-programmed by a psychic suggesting that the letter J
would be important in her life. She *did*, after all, remember
this story and tell it for years or decades afterwards, right?
So it's likely that it made an impression and then, possibly
subconsciously years later, she met a guy and his name
started with J and she thought, Wow...I should pay
attention to this. Right? And when later choosing baby
names, the letter J also popped subconsciously to mind.

It wasn't an insult, Judy, merely a more reasonable explan-
ation for how psychics can be right sometimes. It's more
of a matter of self-fulfilling prophecies than it is seeing.

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

  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
  
   (On the other hand, speaking of Jersey Shore psychics, when my
mother
  was a girl, for a lark she consulted a psychic who held forth in a
  little shack on the Asbury Park boardwalk. The psychic told her that
the
  letter J would be very important in her life. As it turned out, my
  father's name was Jack, my sister's name is Jane, and I'm Judy.)

  Think how fortunate you are that the psychic didn't tell your mother
  that the letter 'D' would be important in her life. Your name might
have
  been Dudy.

  :-)





RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread doctordumbass
Amazing story, MJ!  Thanks

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote:

 I have had a number of past life recalls, if you can call it that, mainly as 
you wrote where I was there again and not imagining it. Mostly it was being a 
slave kind of crap, no kings or princes or famous scientists.
 
 One rather interesting one was being a big strapping hermit in medieval 
France. Huge guy, long shaggy black hair, long bushy beard, long plain robes I 
wore - I didn't give a crap about anything except reading the Bible, studying 
the Scripture and praying and putting my awareness on Jesus and God. I ate slop 
cause I didn't care anything about the body. The kids from a nearby village 
would sometimes come to harass me and I would run 'em off.
 
 I lived ate and breathed being a Christian. I lived in a big cave in this 
forest with gigantic big trees. The night I died there was a big storm and 
lightning struck the cave and split rock off the cave wall, a big piece of rock 
slammed me straight in the third eye and killed me graveyard dead.
 
 I left my body and ascended into heaven, it was all golden Light and bliss, I 
got to be with God and Jesus, and do you know what my main feeling was? I got 
the fulfillment of everything I had ever wanted in that life, and all I could 
feel was that I wasn't good enough to be with God and Jesus, I wasn't worthy to 
be in their presence. What a fuck-head! Got what I wanted and all I could feel 
was unworthy. Just goes to show this isn't the first life I've been an idiot.
 
 Years ago my mother was married to a Methodist minister. They did a tour of 
Biltmore Estate. When momma was going through she had strong past life 
remembrances. She hesitatingly told her husband that she remembered being a 
scullery maid there, even remembered the room she lived in. It was very 
emotional for her, and she was a little afraid her husband would not believe 
her, but she told him anyway.
 
 He said I believe you, I remember living here too.
 
 Momma - Oh, really! What did you do here? Were you one of the Vanderbilts?
 
 Husband - No I started to remember I was here in a past life when we went 
through the old stables.
 
 Momma - Oh! Were you one of the stable hands?
 
 Husband - No, I was one of the jackasses in the stable.
 
 Momma was pissed that he made a joke out of it, but she claims she lived there 
before. 
 
 On Wed, 11/13/13, TurquoiseB turquoiseb@... mailto:turquoiseb@... wrote:
 
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:10 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
 
 
   Re [empty's statement that]: The
 residual effect was that I taught
 
 myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past
 lives.:
 
 
 
  Look - if you and others could really access past-life
 information
 
 you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't
 otherwise be
 
 explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such
 knowledge shows
 
 that your supposed recollection is a
 construction. I mean, think about
 
 it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the
 Ripper you
 
 would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the
 current
 
 scientific paradigm.
 
 
 
 I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead
 you astray.
 
 There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past
 lives,
 
 but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and
 I-Wish-I-
 
 Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such
 real
 
 techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
 
 can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
 
 warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to
 be
 
 interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
 
 it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And
 Now that
 
 is important, and counts.
 
 
 
 I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue
 them
 
 because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal
 past-life
 
 recollections always came upon me rather than me
 search-
 
 ing for them, and they always came in such a
 spectacular
 
 fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with
 fantasies
 
 I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks
 always
 
 happened during waking state, and involved actually
 *seeing*
 
 and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining
 it.
 
 
 
 As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
 
 having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)
 
 
 
 As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's
 past-
 
 life recollection shed any light on that unless they
 happened
 
 to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the
 events?
 
 
 
  Did you ever come across people who said they were a
 different sex
 
 (gender) in a former life?
 
 
 

[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread authfriend
Barry wrote:
  Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
 lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
 janitors? Howcum they're all famous?
 

 Oh, there are plenty of people who remember lives as slaves
 and servants and beggars and so on.
 

 What's much more interesting than the social status, high or
 low, that folks claim for their past lives is that the vast majority
 of these lives were purportedly lived in historical times. You
 find very few folks remembering lives as anonymous hunter-
 gatherers or agricultural workers during the hundreds of
 thousands of years before humans figured out how to keep
 records.



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
We have the sworn testimony of the TurquoiseB that reincarnation is 
possible because the Turq said he remembered a past life. Also, his 
teacher, the Zen Master Rama, related to the Turq all Rama's past lives:


Zen Master, Kyoto, Japan 1531-1575
Head of Zen Order, Kyoto, Japan 1602-1671
Master of Monastery, Tibet 1725-1804
Jnana Yoga Master, India 1834-1905
Tibetan Lama, Head of Monastic Order, Tibet 1912-1945


On 11/12/2013 3:23 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Re: The residual effect was that I taught myself how to conduct my 
conscious mind to see into past lives.:



Look - if you and others could really access past-life information you 
could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be explicable. 
The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows that your 
supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about it: if 
you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you would 
get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current scientific 
paradigm.



Who is the chap in uniform in the photo? A former incarnation of yours?


There is, by the way, another explanation for past-life memories. If 
that knowledge could be shown to be valid it could indicate a common 
racial memory we all share via our DNA or God-knows-what.



Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex 
(gender) in a former life?





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

Yep, I actually have a job and have other responsibilities too.

But I'm with you ... I don't believe in past lives. That's because belief

is for those who cannot see directly.


In the '80's I trained with a group of people in various subtle

perception techniques. One facet was conducting a reader-observer

in seeing past-life imprints. The residual effect was that I taught

myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.


However, my interest was in learning more about past associations -

particularly with the small group of 5 people I had spent a lot of time

with in training. That interest was the result of an intuition that 
our group had significant associations in the most immediate past 
life - and indeed it proved to be so.



We explored, singly and jointly, until the direct experiences 
engendered by returning to that past life (both exhilarating and 
terrifying) became unbearable to the other members. However, I 
continued on my own and even conducted other people that I knew and 
perceived were there/then.



Thus I no longer believe in past lives. Belief is for those who cannot see

directly or who cannot endure that seeing itself.


BTW - this is only unusual in a Western context.







---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

This thread brought out some interesting comments, thanks.


I see that when I challenged emptybill on his saying: It's a
job for numberless kalpas - not just one life, and I said, That
depends on whether you really believe you'll be reincarnated. Do
you really believe that? If so, on what authority? he never
replied. H.








Re: [FairfieldLife] Only a (kohen-) jew can do something like this?

2013-11-13 Thread Mike Dixon
That guy is so funny! He had me in stitches in *Borat* when he was in his home 
village and they were celebrating *Running of the Jew*.




On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:49 AM, cardemais...@yahoo.com 
cardemais...@yahoo.com wrote:
  
  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24900297

(Kohelet = the Preacher)   
 

[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Playing Tennis at Midnight

2013-11-13 Thread authfriend
Barry, Barry, it's OK, sit down, loosen your collar, put your feet up, have a 
nice cup of tea. I didn't mean to upset you. You made a stupid crack, that's 
all. No big deal. You've done it before, you'll do it again. It isn't the end 
of the world.
 

 Just to set your mind at rest, my mother and father didn't fall in love or 
choose their children's names because of a psychic's prediction. I don't 
believe that, my mother didn't believe that. It's just a cute story she told. I 
don't even know if it was true. My mother liked to tell stories, and this one 
dovetailed nicely with John's suggestion that i become a Jersey Shore psychic.
 

 Pretty sure he was kidding about that. You take things way too seriously.
 

 And you're going to have a hard time putting over the notion that you don't 
read my posts if you keep responding to them like this.
 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  You mean, along with my father, Dack, and my sister, Dane?
 
  Opsie...
 
 Surely even Judy can't be so stupid as to have not gotten this.
 
 I was merely making a joke based on the likelihood that her
 mother was simply young and impressionable and thus easily
 pre-programmed by a psychic suggesting that the letter J
 would be important in her life. She *did*, after all, remember
 this story and tell it for years or decades afterwards, right?
 So it's likely that it made an impression and then, possibly
 subconsciously years later, she met a guy and his name
 started with J and she thought, Wow...I should pay
 attention to this. Right? And when later choosing baby
 names, the letter J also popped subconsciously to mind.
 
 It wasn't an insult, Judy, merely a more reasonable explan-
 ation for how psychics can be right sometimes. It's more
 of a matter of self-fulfilling prophecies than it is seeing.
 
 
  ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
  turquoiseb@ wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
  
   (On the other hand, speaking of Jersey Shore psychics, when my
 mother
  was a girl, for a lark she consulted a psychic who held forth in a
  little shack on the Asbury Park boardwalk. The psychic told her that
 the
  letter J would be very important in her life. As it turned out, my
  father's name was Jack, my sister's name is Jane, and I'm Judy.)
 
  Think how fortunate you are that the psychic didn't tell your mother
  that the letter 'D' would be important in her life. Your name might
 have
  been Dudy.
 
  :-)
  



[FairfieldLife] Ex-Fed Official: quot;Quanitative Easingquot; and the Banking Cartel

2013-11-13 Thread emptybill
The real people QE helped and 0.2 percent of banks control 70 percent of 
assets in this country. Read it and weep.

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
You really got to the office early today and already you've put Barry in 
his place. I can see who comes first on your agenda. Good work! Wasn't 
Barry the guy that remembered a past life over on a.m.t? Go figure.


On 11/13/2013 7:40 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*Barry wrote:*

 Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
 lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
 janitors? Howcum they're all famous?

*Oh, there are plenty of people who remember lives as slaves*
*and servants and beggars and so on.*
*
*
*What's much more interesting than the social status, high or*
*low, that folks claim for their past lives is that the vast majority*
*of these lives were purportedly lived /in historical times/.//You*
*find very few folks remembering lives as anonymous hunter-*
*gatherers or agricultural workers during the hundreds of*
*thousands of years before humans figured out how to keep*
*records.*





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: OMG: viveka, vivekin?

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams

So, you don't know any Tibetan - I thought so.

This has got to be one of the most misleading and silly answers to a 
simple yoga question I've ever read on FFL or a.m.t. You'd expect a guy 
that has spent almost his entire adult life studying with gurus and 
rinpoches to at least know one single word in Tibetan. Go figure.


According to the Cologne Sanskrit Lexicon, the term 'dukkha' in 
Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan is a Buddhist term commonly translated as 
'suffering', one of the most important concepts in the Buddhist 
tradition. In the Yoga Sutras the term vivek means 'a wise man'.


All is suffering for the wise man (Y.S. 2.15).

The most ancient sustained expression of yogic ideas is found in the 
early discourses of the historical Buddha, thus Patanjali's conception 
of freedom is related to the ancient Buddhist view that the source of 
suffering is the craving for permanence in a universe of impermanence.


Both the 'Four Noble Truths' and the 'Eightfold Path' articulated in the 
Buddha's first discourse are elements that underlie the yoga system. Two 
striking examples of this are Patanjali's use of the word 'nirodha' in 
the opening definition of yoga as 'citta-vrtti-nirodha', that is, 'Yoga 
is the cessation of the turnings of thought' and the statement that all 
is suffering, dukkha, for the wise man.


According to Stoler-Miller, dukkha, suffering, and nirodha, cessation, 
are crucial terms in Buddhist vocabulary and the doctrine of suffering 
is the core of what Buddhists believe the Buddha taught after gaining 
enlightenment. Patanjali's ashtang eight-limbed practice is parallel to 
the eight-limbed path of Buddha.


Work cited:

'Yoga: Discipline of Freedom'
by Barbara Stoler-Miller
Acclaimed translator of the Bhagavad Gita.
Bantam Wisdom Editions 1998
p. 5, 52.

On 11/12/2013 8:48 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:


Musta meant axle-rod.




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

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



 Dukha is the opposite of sukha. Kha as in Chaos (khaos).
 It literally means a bad (du) axle-hole vs good (su) axle-hole.

Who exactly are you calling an axle-hole? :-)


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

 Card, I can see at least 2 ways to interpret this quote. One
possible

meaning is that for the person in CC, there is the infinite Self and the
finite non Self and that duality itself causes misery. OR the person in
CC realizes that all, meaning the world, is a field of change, misery
rather than of permanent bliss.


 In another quote, Maharishi translates dukham as danger: avert the

danger which has not arisen. Heyam dukham anagatam.



 On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:31 AM, cardemaister@ cardemaister@

wrote:


 According to YS II 15: [blah blah blah...]...duHkham eva sarvam

vivekinaH ... everything (sarvam) [is] only (eva) duHkha for a vivekin.



 duHkha 1 mfn. (according to grammarians properly written %{duS-kha}

and said to be from %{dus} and %{kha} [cf. %{su-kha4}] ; but more
probably a Pra1kritized form for %{duH-stha} q.v.) uneasy ,
uncomfortable , unpleasant , difficult R. Hariv. (compar. %{-tara} MBh.
R.) ; n. (ifc. f. %{A}) uneasiness , pain , sorrow , trouble ,
difficulty S3Br. xiv ,



 Taimni: To the people who have developed discrimination (viveka) all

is misery...



 So, is a vivekin at least in CC?


 Is the meaning of viveka approximately the same in yoga and

advaita-vedaanta?

 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: OMG: viveka, vivekin?

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
What would it take to get you guys to look something up before you post 
your message and waste our time and take up band space? Not all of us 
are here just to make fun of Hindus.


Are there  any serious writers on this forum - I mean other than an 
editor, a few coders, and a baker? I'm beginning to think nobody, except 
the Cardmiester, on this list has ever even read Patajali's Yoga Sutras 
- even in English translation. This is starting to look like a total 
waste of time anymore. Have any of you guys ever thought about using 
Twitter for your one-liners? Go figure.


Dukkha (Pali; Sanskrit: dukkha; Tibetan sdug bsngal) is a Buddhist term 
commonly translated as suffering, anxiety, stress, or 
unsatisfactoriness. The principle of dukkha is one of the most 
important concepts in the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha is reputed to 
have said: I have taught one thing and one thing only, dukkha and the 
cessation of dukkha. The classic formulation of these teachings on 
dukkha is the doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, in which the Truth of 
Dukkha (Pali: dukkha saccã; Sanskrit: du?kha-satya) is identified as the 
first of the four truths.


Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha

On 11/12/2013 8:52 PM, Share Long wrote:

Well, empty, good to keep those rods and holes connected, imho



On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:48 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:

Musta meant axle-rod.



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

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



 Dukha is the opposite of sukha. Kha as in Chaos (khaos).
 It literally means a bad (du) axle-hole vs good (su) axle-hole.

Who exactly are you calling an axle-hole? :-)


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

 Card, I can see at least 2 ways to interpret this quote. One
possible

meaning is that for the person in CC, there is the infinite Self and the
finite non Self and that duality itself causes misery. OR the person in
CC realizes that all, meaning the world, is a field of change, misery
rather than of permanent bliss.


 In another quote, Maharishi translates dukham as danger: avert the

danger which has not arisen. Heyam dukham anagatam.



 On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:31 AM, cardemaister@ cardemaister@

wrote:


 According to YS II 15: [blah blah blah...]...duHkham eva sarvam

vivekinaH ... everything (sarvam) [is] only (eva) duHkha for a vivekin.



 duHkha 1 mfn. (according to grammarians properly written %{duS-kha}

and said to be from %{dus} and %{kha} [cf. %{su-kha4}] ; but more
probably a Pra1kritized form for %{duH-stha} q.v.) uneasy ,
uncomfortable , unpleasant , difficult R. Hariv. (compar. %{-tara} MBh.
R.) ; n. (ifc. f. %{A}) uneasiness , pain , sorrow , trouble ,
difficulty S3Br. xiv ,



 Taimni: To the people who have developed discrimination (viveka) all

is misery...



 So, is a vivekin at least in CC?


 Is the meaning of viveka approximately the same in yoga and

advaita-vedaanta?

 









Re: [FairfieldLife] Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams

Addressing the important issues!

On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered to 
clip it during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks introduced 
to defend against British mustard-gas attacks.



Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack in 
1918.


http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: More Watchables

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
What a relief - now that I've heard from the movie critics - now I can 
get back to work in the office. Thanks for this valuable information - 
I'll put this show on my bucket list. LoL!


On 11/13/2013 3:13 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote:

 Gettin' ready to watch Slingblade again, haven't seen it in a while.

Great soundtrack by Daniel Lanois, too.






[FairfieldLife] RE: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread authfriend
You really should have watched this video, Barry, before posting about it. 
Whedon does not attack feminists. You allowed the headline on the blog to 
mislead you (possibly because the idea of attacking feminists turns you on).
 
Barry wrote:

 
  Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's right.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
 
http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
 

BTW, how many of these ways of being an ally to women have you adopted?
 

 http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/ 
http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/

 




[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread emptybill
Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz 
o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all phantasy.

Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old Agers. If 
fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha and Patanjali 
were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't believe the bullshit of 
those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning yoga-phant.

As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was sitting at 
the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man sitting at an outdoor 
table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading a news paper. It was printed 
in gothic script. I especially remember the feeling of self-assurance along 
with the actual optical view of the street and the cars. Then suddenly I was 
sitting back at the kitchen table, feeling how good it was but unable to place 
that into an experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents 
because such things could never be real. 

Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year old I was 
so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the Hindu devils. But 
now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from my illusion with good ol' 
Western psychologistic rationality. 

No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth ... now 
that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!
  
 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
   Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
 myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
 
  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
 you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
 explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
 that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
 it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
 would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
 scientific paradigm.
 
 I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
 There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
 but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
 Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
 techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
 can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
 warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
 interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
 it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
 is important, and counts.
 
 I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
 because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
 recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
 ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
 fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
 I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
 happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
 and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.
 
 As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
 having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)
 
 As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
 life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
 to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?
 
  Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
 (gender) in a former life?
 
 What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
 (rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
 to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
 One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
 with each other. :-)
 
 Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
 lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
 janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
 importance? I think you can. :-)
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: More Watchables

2013-11-13 Thread awoelflebater
Small willy-toter here is like this mosquito who refuses to shut up and go away 
while you're lying in the dark trying to just get some sleep. My God, he was 
that kid on the playground who didn't have friends so he just stood over by the 
jungle jim taunting and yelling nerdy, predictable comments to the other kids 
having fun on the playground until the bell rang. Anybody got a bell - or a fly 
swatter?
 

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

 What a relief - now that I've heard from the movie critics - now I can get 
back to work in the office. Thanks for this valuable information - I'll put 
this show on my bucket list. LoL!
 
 On 11/13/2013 3:13 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
Michael Jackson wrote:
 
  Gettin' ready to watch Slingblade again, haven't seen it in a while.
 
 Great soundtrack by Daniel Lanois, too.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to 
look up 'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have been 
posted over on the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 'dukkha' 
means an axel-hole? Go figure.


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

On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:


Google image search says it's this place:


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



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this 
hole located?




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

Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!

http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: More Watchables

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
Wow! It didn't take long for this thread to go to shit. Now, let's get 
to work in the office - that's what they're paying us for, right?


On 11/13/2013 8:44 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:


Small willy-toter here is like this mosquito who refuses to shut up 
and go away while you're lying in the dark trying to just get some 
sleep. My God, he was that kid on the playground who didn't have 
friends so he just stood over by the jungle jim taunting and yelling 
nerdy, predictable comments to the other kids having fun on the 
playground until the bell rang. Anybody got a bell - or a fly swatter?




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

What a relief - now that I've heard from the movie critics - now I can 
get back to work in the office. Thanks for this valuable information - 
I'll put this show on my bucket list. LoL!


On 11/13/2013 3:13 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote:


 Gettin' ready to watch Slingblade again, haven't seen it in a while.

Great soundtrack by Daniel Lanois, too.








[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread awoelflebater
All very interesting but what I want to know is who was that military guy in 
the b and w picture you posted? 
 

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

 Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz 
o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all phantasy.

Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old Agers. If 
fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha and Patanjali 
were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't believe the bullshit of 
those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning yoga-phant.

As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was sitting at 
the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man sitting at an outdoor 
table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading a news paper. It was printed 
in gothic script. I especially remember the feeling of self-assurance along 
with the actual optical view of the street and the cars. Then suddenly I was 
sitting back at the kitchen table, feeling how good it was but unable to place 
that into an experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents 
because such things could never be real. 

Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year old I was 
so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the Hindu devils. But 
now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from my illusion with good ol' 
Western psychologistic rationality. 

No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth ... now 
that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!
  
 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
   Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
 myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
 
  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
 you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
 explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
 that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
 it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
 would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
 scientific paradigm.
 
 I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
 There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
 but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
 Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
 techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
 can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
 warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
 interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
 it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
 is important, and counts.
 
 I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
 because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
 recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
 ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
 fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
 I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
 happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
 and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.
 
 As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
 having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)
 
 As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
 life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
 to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?
 
  Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
 (gender) in a former life?
 
 What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
 (rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
 to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
 One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
 with each other. :-)
 
 Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
 lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
 janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
 importance? I think you can. :-)
 

 


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
You really told off Barry this morning and it's only 9:00 o'clock here. 
It took only a few hours for you to turn this thread to shit. Good work!


On 11/13/2013 8:41 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*You really should have watched this video, Barry, before posting 
about it. Whedon does not attack feminists. You allowed the headline 
on the blog to mislead you (possibly because the idea of attacking 
feminists turns you on).*


*
*Barry wrote:*
*

 Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's right.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1 



BTW, how many of these ways of being an ally to women have you adopted?

http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/






[FairfieldLife] Re: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 You really should have watched this video, Barry, before posting about
it. Whedon does not attack feminists. You allowed the headline on the
blog to mislead you (possibly because the idea of attacking feminists
turns you on).


Ahem.

And *you* should not have tried to reply to a topic about feminism,
because there is simply no one on this forum less qualified to speak on
that subject.

I watched the video completely before posting it, and posted it with
this title on purpose, suspecting that some faux feminist such as
yourself would get her panties in a twist over it. Voila.

Joss can speak to this subject because he has the one thing that you do
not: authority. He speaks as a male who *has a track record* for
respecting and working well with women. He has 1) written some of the
strongest female roles in TV/movie history, 2) has worked side by side
with and furthered the careers of many of the women who have starred in
or co-written and co-directed those roles, and 3) there is simply no one
he's ever worked with -- male or female -- who wouldn't be willing to
drop everything at the drop of a hat to work with him again. Add to that
the vast sums he (and his fans) have raised and donated to causes like
Equality Now, and you've got yerself someone with *authority*.

What have *you* done?

Besides trying to start arguments with almost every man who has appeared
on this forum, you have done the same thing with many, if not most, of
the women. You have *consistently* developed dislikes (some would say
hatreds) for specific women on this forum, and then set about trying to
get them at every opportunity, turning your dislike (or hatred) into
vendettas. You have done this with Share, with Sal Sunshine, with Ruth,
and with others. In so doing you have gone out of your way to portray
your enemies among the women here as weak, as not as smart as you are
(anyone remember the Stupid Sal epithet you used for years?), and more
than anything else, NOT YOUR EQUALS.

Do not *dare* to consider yourself or call yourself a feminist. Your
history on this forum reveals you to be more of a misogynist than those
you hurl that epithet at could ever be.

And now fuck off and die. You can try to turn *this* into one of your
endless arguments, too, but you'll be -- as you have been a LOT lately
-- talking to yourself.


 Barry wrote:

   Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's
right.
 

http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-wh\
o-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-wh\
o-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1

 BTW, how many of these ways of being an ally to women have you
adopted?


 
http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women\
/
http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women\
/




RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread j_alexander_stanley
Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as to what 
it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd wager a lot of 
people don't know about: dragging an image into a browser window open to Google 
images. Google then grabs the image and tells you where else the image can be 
found online. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to look up 
'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have been posted over on 
the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 'dukkha' means an axel-hole? Go 
figure.
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel
 
 On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com 
mailto:j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
   Google image search says it's this place:
 
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
jr_...@yahoo.com mailto:jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this hole 
located?
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
sharelong60@... mailto:sharelong60@... wrote:
 
 Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!
 
 
 http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
Thanks for your reply, Empty. For the record, that's exactly how my
flashbacks have occurred as well. One moment I'm in the present,
anticipating nothing out of the ordinary and expecting nothing, and the
next moment I'm in the moment of another time and place, as a first
person participant, able to move around and interact with others in the
scene.

It's weird, but fun.

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

 Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz
o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all
phantasy.

 Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old
Agers. If fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha
and Patanjali were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't
believe the bullshit of those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning
yoga-phant.

 As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was
sitting at the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man
sitting at an outdoor table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading
a news paper. It was printed in gothic script. I especially remember the
feeling of self-assurance along with the actual optical view of the
street and the cars. Then suddenly I was sitting back at the kitchen
table, feeling how good it was but unable to place that into an
experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents because
such things could never be real.

 Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year
old I was so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the
Hindu devils. But now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from
my illusion with good ol' Western psychologistic rationality.

 No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth
... now that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!





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

  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
  
Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I
taught
  myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
  
   Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
  you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
  explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
  that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think
about
  it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper
you
  would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
  scientific paradigm.

  I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
  There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
  but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
  Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
  techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
  can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
  warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
  interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
  it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
  is important, and counts.

  I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
  because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
  recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
  ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
  fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
  I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
  happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
  and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.

  As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
  having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)

  As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
  life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
  to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?

   Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
  (gender) in a former life?

  What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
  (rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
  to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
  One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
  with each other. :-)

  Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
  lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
  janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
  importance? I think you can. :-)





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
Nice! I right-clicked on the image using Google Chrome and then clicked 
on 'Search for other images like this', which took me to Wikipedia.



On 11/13/2013 9:15 AM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:


Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as 
to what it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd 
wager a lot of people don't know about: dragging an image into a 
browser window open to Google images. Google then grabs the image and 
tells you where else the image can be found online.




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to 
look up 'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have 
been posted over on the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 
'dukkha' means an axel-hole? Go figure.


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

On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com
mailto:j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:


Google image search says it's this place:


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



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_...@yahoo.com 
mailto:jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


 Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this 
hole located?




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@...
mailto:sharelong60@... wrote:

Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!

http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg








Re: [FairfieldLife] Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Ahem, Richard, your post seems to be one of those one liners you rant about. Go 
figure!





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:32 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Addressing the important issues!

On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered to clip it 
during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks introduced to defend 
against British mustard-gas attacks.


Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack in 1918.


http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr




RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread j_alexander_stanley
Cool! I had no idea Chrome had that feature. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

 Nice! I right-clicked on the image using Google Chrome and then clicked on 
'Search for other images like this', which took me to Wikipedia.
 
 
 On 11/13/2013 9:15 AM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com 
mailto:j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
   Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as to 
what it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd wager a lot 
of people don't know about: dragging an image into a browser window open to 
Google images. Google then grabs the image and tells you where else the image 
can be found online. 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
pundits...@gmail.com mailto:pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to look up 
'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have been posted over on 
the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 'dukkha' means an axel-hole? Go 
figure.
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel
 
 On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com 
mailto:j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
   Google image search says it's this place:
 
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
jr_...@yahoo.com mailto:jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this hole 
located?
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
sharelong60@... mailto:sharelong60@... wrote:
 
 Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!
 
 
 http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
LOL, sometimes I just love you all on FFL. I post this silly pic of a hole and 
got more replies than I usually do. Go figure! Richard, untwist your knickers 
and know that the guy who sent it to me did not send any info. I posted it for 
fun and tried to follow your rule about not hijacking posts. Please don't tell 
me you're one of those hard to please geezers or I'll have to visit and set 
Rita straight! 





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Nice! I right-clicked on the image using Google Chrome and then clicked on 
'Search for other images like this', which took me to Wikipedia.


On 11/13/2013 9:15 AM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as to what 
it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd wager a lot of 
people don't know about: dragging an image into a browser window open to 
Google images. Google then grabs the image and tells you where else the image 
can be found online. 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, pundits...@gmail.com wrote:


Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to look up 
'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have been posted over 
on the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 'dukkha' means an axel-hole? 
Go figure.

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


On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Google image search says it's this place:


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


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


 Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this hole 
located?



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


Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!


http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: OMG: viveka, vivekin?

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Richard a prayer for you: Lord, please grant me the serenity to accept the 
things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom 
to know the difference.

PS Do you really want us to all post alike?! Why not enjoy the buffet that is 
FFL?





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
What would it take to get you guys to look something up before you post your 
message and waste our time and take up band space? Not all of us are here just 
to make fun of Hindus. 

Are there  any serious writers on this forum - I mean other than
  an editor, a few coders, and a baker? I'm beginning to think
  nobody, except the Cardmiester, on this list has ever even read
  Patajali's Yoga Sutras - even in English translation. This is
  starting to look like a total waste of time anymore. Have any of
  you guys ever thought about using Twitter for your one-liners? Go
  figure.

Dukkha (Pali; Sanskrit: dukkha; Tibetan sdug bsngal) is a
  Buddhist term commonly translated as suffering, anxiety,
  stress, or unsatisfactoriness. The principle of dukkha is one
  of the most important concepts in the Buddhist tradition. The
  Buddha is reputed to have said: I have taught one thing and one
  thing only, dukkha and the cessation of dukkha. The classic
  formulation of these teachings on dukkha is the doctrine of the
  Four Noble Truths, in which the Truth of Dukkha (Pali: dukkha
  saccã; Sanskrit: du?kha-satya) is identified as the first of the
  four truths.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha

On 11/12/2013 8:52 PM, Share Long wrote:

  
Well, empty, good to keep those rods and holes connected, imho






On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:48 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Musta meant axle-rod. 





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


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


 Dukha is the
  opposite of sukha. Kha
  as in Chaos (khaos).
 It literally
  means a bad (du)
  axle-hole vs good (su)
  axle-hole.


Who exactly are you calling an axle-hole? :-)



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

 Card, I can see
  at least 2 ways to
  interpret this quote.
  One possible

meaning is that for the person in CC, there is the infinite Self and the
finite non Self and that
  duality itself causes
  misery. OR the person in
CC realizes that all,
  meaning the world, is a
  field of change, misery
rather than of permanent
  bliss.


 In another quote,
  Maharishi translates
  dukham as danger:
  avert the

danger which has not arisen. Heyam dukham anagatam.



 On Tuesday,
  November 12, 2013 2:31
  AM, cardemaister@
  cardemaister@

wrote:


 According to YS
  II 15: [blah blah
  blah...]...duHkham eva
  sarvam

vivekinaH ... everything (sarvam) [is] only (eva) duHkha for a vivekin.



 duHkha 1 mfn.
  (according to
  grammarians properly
  written %{duS-kha}

and said to be from %{dus} and %{kha} [cf. %{su-kha4}] ; but more
probably a Pra1kritized
  form for %{duH-stha} q.v.)
  uneasy ,
uncomfortable , unpleasant
  , difficult R. Hariv.
  (compar. %{-tara} MBh.
R.) ; n. (ifc. f. %{A})
  uneasiness , pain , sorrow
  , trouble ,
difficulty S3Br. xiv ,



 Taimni: To the
  people who have
  developed
  discrimination
   

[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
Re Barry's As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past- life 
recollection shed any light on that unless they happened to be there, and in a 
position to have witnessed the events?:
 

 They could indeed have been the perpetrator or one of his victims. 
 

 I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a past-life - 
let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of what clothes the 
people around me wore, what food they ate, what the houses looked like, etc. 
and then when I returned I'd check against the best-available historical 
evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were to have a past-life recall can 
you alter what you're thinking or doing? If it's a far-memory of you in a 
previous life is the you that's you in the 21st century having the recall 
able to change anything?

 

 Actually, I *am* living in Elizabethan London (Liz No 2 though) so perhaps I 
should take careful note of what's around me right now; then if my future self 
ever recalls this one I'll bring back useful info.
 

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

 Thanks for your reply, Empty. For the record, that's exactly how my
 flashbacks have occurred as well. One moment I'm in the present,
 anticipating nothing out of the ordinary and expecting nothing, and the
 next moment I'm in the moment of another time and place, as a first
 person participant, able to move around and interact with others in the
 scene.
 
 It's weird, but fun.
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz
 o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all
 phantasy.
 
  Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old
 Agers. If fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha
 and Patanjali were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't
 believe the bullshit of those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning
 yoga-phant.
 
  As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was
 sitting at the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man
 sitting at an outdoor table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading
 a news paper. It was printed in gothic script. I especially remember the
 feeling of self-assurance along with the actual optical view of the
 street and the cars. Then suddenly I was sitting back at the kitchen
 table, feeling how good it was but unable to place that into an
 experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents because
 such things could never be real.
 
  Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year
 old I was so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the
 Hindu devils. But now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from
 my illusion with good ol' Western psychologistic rationality.
 
  No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth
 ... now that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!
 
 
 
 
 
  ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 
  turquoiseb@ wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
  
Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I
 taught
  myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
  
   Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
  you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
  explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
  that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think
 about
  it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper
 you
  would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
  scientific paradigm.
 
  I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
  There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
  but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
  Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
  techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
  can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
  warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
  interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
  it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
  is important, and counts.
 
  I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
  because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
  recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
  ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
  fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
  I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
  happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
  and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.
 
  As entertainment 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Thanks for the fascinating story, empty. My first experience was just words. 
Later I realized that the words were the result of a previous life event. All 
experiences have come during ordinary life, unbidden but welcome for their 
usefulness. Once a long term dear friend and I had a bad argument. I was 
sitting in my car recuping, eyes open. Suddenly I saw us. She was Mother 
Superior and I was the novice she was punishing. Scary but helpful for 
understanding the dynamics of our relationship.
BTW, I love that *jettisoned neolithic myths.*





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:43 AM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz 
o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all phantasy.

Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old Agers. If 
fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha and Patanjali 
were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't believe the bullshit of 
those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning yoga-phant.

As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was sitting at 
the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man sitting at an outdoor 
table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading a news paper. It was printed 
in gothic script. I especially remember the feeling of self-assurance along 
with the actual optical view of the street and the cars. Then suddenly I was 
sitting back at the kitchen table, feeling how good it was but unable to place 
that into an experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents 
because such things could never be real. 

Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year old I was 
so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the Hindu devils. But 
now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from my illusion with good ol' 
Western psychologistic rationality. 

No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth ... now 
that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!

 



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


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


  Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:


  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
scientific paradigm.

I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
is important, and counts.

I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.

As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)

As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?


  Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
(gender) in a former life?

What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
(rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
with each other.  :-)

Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
importance? I think you can.  :-)


[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread sharelong60
Seraphita, I've never tried to change a past life event, not wanting to mess 
with karma, etc. But I have a friend who's reportedly in early Brahman 
Consciousness and he reportedly knows how to do that. 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Re Barry's As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past- life 
recollection shed any light on that unless they happened to be there, and in a 
position to have witnessed the events?:
 

 They could indeed have been the perpetrator or one of his victims. 
 

 I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a past-life - 
let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of what clothes the 
people around me wore, what food they ate, what the houses looked like, etc. 
and then when I returned I'd check against the best-available historical 
evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were to have a past-life recall can 
you alter what you're thinking or doing? If it's a far-memory of you in a 
previous life is the you that's you in the 21st century having the recall 
able to change anything?

 

 Actually, I *am* living in Elizabethan London (Liz No 2 though) so perhaps I 
should take careful note of what's around me right now; then if my future self 
ever recalls this one I'll bring back useful info.
 

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

 Thanks for your reply, Empty. For the record, that's exactly how my
 flashbacks have occurred as well. One moment I'm in the present,
 anticipating nothing out of the ordinary and expecting nothing, and the
 next moment I'm in the moment of another time and place, as a first
 person participant, able to move around and interact with others in the
 scene.
 
 It's weird, but fun.
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz
 o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all
 phantasy.
 
  Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old
 Agers. If fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha
 and Patanjali were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't
 believe the bullshit of those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning
 yoga-phant.
 
  As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was
 sitting at the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man
 sitting at an outdoor table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading
 a news paper. It was printed in gothic script. I especially remember the
 feeling of self-assurance along with the actual optical view of the
 street and the cars. Then suddenly I was sitting back at the kitchen
 table, feeling how good it was but unable to place that into an
 experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents because
 such things could never be real.
 
  Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year
 old I was so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the
 Hindu devils. But now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from
 my illusion with good ol' Western psychologistic rationality.
 
  No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth
 ... now that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!
 
 
 
 
 
  ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 
  turquoiseb@ wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
  
Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I
 taught
  myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
  
   Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
  you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
  explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
  that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think
 about
  it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper
 you
  would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
  scientific paradigm.
 
  I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
  There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
  but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
  Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
  techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
  can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
  warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
  interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
  it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
  is important, and counts.
 
  I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
  because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
  recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
  ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
  

[FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita  wrote:

  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?


I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
what it was like for me.

For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.

I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
and now and the next I'm here and then.

The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
myself to be entertained.






[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread authfriend
Oh ho. Got him, but good.
 

 (Remember, Barry, you don't dare respond to this.)
 

 Listen, you ridiculous phony, do you have any idea how dopey you look 
criticizing the behavior of others on this forum? You ain't in no position to 
criticize anybody given your own consistently appalling conduct--especially 
toward the women here. Shall I repost your Open Message To Share: SHUT THE 
FUCK UP from back in August? Here's how it begins:
 

 We get it that you don't care how unintelligent you come across, and
 that you're trying to single-handedly prove the contention of anti-TM
 critics that TMers are blissninnies without a brain cell in their thick
 skulls who will believe anything if they're told its Woo Woo enough.
 

 Clearly you consider Share NOT YOUR EQUAL.
 

 How about your SERIAL FARTHING attack on me? Shall I repost that as well?
 

 Not to mention dumb cunts too stupid to live. And many others like it 
directed at the Mean Girls (the name you came up with, BTW, and of whom you 
claimed I was the leader).
 

 Hypocrite.
 

 Virtually every criticism you make of someone else's behavior is to be found 
even more prominently in your own.
 

 And don't YOU dare tell ME what I may consider or call myself. You have 
demolished and discredited whatever authority you may once have had long 
since on this forum, especially with regard to feminism.
 

 I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. You do, all the time.
 

 You even pretend you don't read my posts.
 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
 
 You really should have watched this video, Barry, before posting about it. 
 Whedon does not attack feminists. You allowed the headline on the blog to 
 mislead you (possibly because the idea of attacking feminists turns you on). 


 Ahem. 

And *you* should not have tried to reply to a topic about feminism, because 
there is simply no one on this forum less qualified to speak on that subject. 

I watched the video completely before posting it, and posted it with this title 
on purpose, suspecting that some faux feminist such as yourself would get her 
panties in a twist over it. Voila. 

Joss can speak to this subject because he has the one thing that you do not: 
authority. He speaks as a male who *has a track record* for respecting and 
working well with women. He has 1) written some of the strongest female roles 
in TV/movie history, 2) has worked side by side with and furthered the careers 
of many of the women who have starred in or co-written and co-directed those 
roles, and 3) there is simply no one he's ever worked with -- male or female -- 
who wouldn't be willing to drop everything at the drop of a hat to work with 
him again. Add to that the vast sums he (and his fans) have raised and donated 
to causes like Equality Now, and you've got yerself someone with *authority*. 

What have *you* done?

Besides trying to start arguments with almost every man who has appeared on 
this forum, you have done the same thing with many, if not most, of the women. 
You have *consistently* developed dislikes (some would say hatreds) for 
specific women on this forum, and then set about trying to get them at every 
opportunity, turning your dislike (or hatred) into vendettas. You have done 
this with Share, with Sal Sunshine, with Ruth, and with others. In so doing you 
have gone out of your way to portray your enemies among the women here as 
weak, as not as smart as you are (anyone remember the Stupid Sal epithet you 
used for years?), and more than anything else, NOT YOUR EQUALS. 

Do not *dare* to consider yourself or call yourself a feminist. Your history 
on this forum reveals you to be more of a misogynist than those you hurl that 
epithet at could ever be. 

And now fuck off and die. You can try to turn *this* into one of your endless 
arguments, too, but you'll be -- as you have been a LOT lately -- talking to 
yourself.

 
  Barry wrote: 
 
  Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's right. 
  
 http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
  
 http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
  
 
 BTW, how many of these ways of being an ally to women have you adopted? 
 
 
 http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/ 
 http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread awoelflebater
Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time dimension 
makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with the present. 
I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the dimensions called 
time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine past event. And 
are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply the current you 
who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency and can simply see 
what happened back then in that spot? Whatever the case or the reason it is 
something I would like to experience as long as it didn't freak me out too much 
or the event wasn't too violent.
 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita wrote:
 
  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
 past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
 what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
 houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
 best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
 to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
 If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
 in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?
 
 
 I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
 what it was like for me.
 
 For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
 gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
 myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
 at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
 the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
 try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
 control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.
 
 I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
 now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
 location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
 much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
 the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
 and now and the next I'm here and then.
 
 The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
 are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
 Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
 a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
 myself to be entertained.
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread awoelflebater
The ball's in your court Barry... 
 

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

 Oh ho. Got him, but good.
 

 (Remember, Barry, you don't dare respond to this.)
 

 Listen, you ridiculous phony, do you have any idea how dopey you look 
criticizing the behavior of others on this forum? You ain't in no position to 
criticize anybody given your own consistently appalling conduct--especially 
toward the women here. Shall I repost your Open Message To Share: SHUT THE 
FUCK UP from back in August? Here's how it begins:
 

 We get it that you don't care how unintelligent you come across, and
 that you're trying to single-handedly prove the contention of anti-TM
 critics that TMers are blissninnies without a brain cell in their thick
 skulls who will believe anything if they're told its Woo Woo enough.
 

 Clearly you consider Share NOT YOUR EQUAL.
 

 How about your SERIAL FARTHING attack on me? Shall I repost that as well?
 

 Not to mention dumb cunts too stupid to live. And many others like it 
directed at the Mean Girls (the name you came up with, BTW, and of whom you 
claimed I was the leader).
 

 Hypocrite.
 

 Virtually every criticism you make of someone else's behavior is to be found 
even more prominently in your own.
 

 And don't YOU dare tell ME what I may consider or call myself. You have 
demolished and discredited whatever authority you may once have had long 
since on this forum, especially with regard to feminism.
 

 I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. You do, all the time.
 

 You even pretend you don't read my posts.
 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
 
 You really should have watched this video, Barry, before posting about it. 
 Whedon does not attack feminists. You allowed the headline on the blog to 
 mislead you (possibly because the idea of attacking feminists turns you on). 


 Ahem. 

And *you* should not have tried to reply to a topic about feminism, because 
there is simply no one on this forum less qualified to speak on that subject. 

I watched the video completely before posting it, and posted it with this title 
on purpose, suspecting that some faux feminist such as yourself would get her 
panties in a twist over it. Voila. 

Joss can speak to this subject because he has the one thing that you do not: 
authority. He speaks as a male who *has a track record* for respecting and 
working well with women. He has 1) written some of the strongest female roles 
in TV/movie history, 2) has worked side by side with and furthered the careers 
of many of the women who have starred in or co-written and co-directed those 
roles, and 3) there is simply no one he's ever worked with -- male or female -- 
who wouldn't be willing to drop everything at the drop of a hat to work with 
him again. Add to that the vast sums he (and his fans) have raised and donated 
to causes like Equality Now, and you've got yerself someone with *authority*. 

What have *you* done?

Besides trying to start arguments with almost every man who has appeared on 
this forum, you have done the same thing with many, if not most, of the women. 
You have *consistently* developed dislikes (some would say hatreds) for 
specific women on this forum, and then set about trying to get them at every 
opportunity, turning your dislike (or hatred) into vendettas. You have done 
this with Share, with Sal Sunshine, with Ruth, and with others. In so doing you 
have gone out of your way to portray your enemies among the women here as 
weak, as not as smart as you are (anyone remember the Stupid Sal epithet you 
used for years?), and more than anything else, NOT YOUR EQUALS. 

Do not *dare* to consider yourself or call yourself a feminist. Your history 
on this forum reveals you to be more of a misogynist than those you hurl that 
epithet at could ever be. 

And now fuck off and die. You can try to turn *this* into one of your endless 
arguments, too, but you'll be -- as you have been a LOT lately -- talking to 
yourself.

 
  Barry wrote: 
 
  Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's right. 
  
 http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
  
 http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1
  
 
 BTW, how many of these ways of being an ally to women have you adopted? 
 
 
 http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/ 
 http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/

 


 


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Van and I had lots of experiences about our previous lives together. Usually we 
had different ones except one from primitive times he had and shared, then I 
saw it too, quite easily. The bad one was when suddenly I saw us in a medieval 
dungeon. He was dressed in a long, black robe, a judge of some kind. He was 
there to make sure that the jailor put me in solitary confinement!





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:22 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com 
awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time dimension 
makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with the present. 
I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the dimensions called 
time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine past event. And 
are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply the current you 
who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency and can simply see 
what happened back then in that spot? Whatever the case or the reason it is 
something I would like to experience as long as it didn't freak me out too much 
or the event wasn't too violent.


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


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita  wrote:


  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?


I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
what it was like for me.

For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.

I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
and now and the next I'm here and then.

The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
myself to be entertained.


[FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time
dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously
with the present.

Personally, I suspect this is the case. That is, that all of these
events are happening simultaneously, and that something just
occasionally enables us to step from one pseudo-timestream to another.

 I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the
dimensions called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to
see sine past event. And are you sure it is a former you that is
participating or simply the current you who has slipped, temporarily,
into another time frequency and can simply see what happened back then
in that spot?

Again, I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, or to theory or
hypotheticals. For me, this experience (whatever TF it was) always had a
strong sense of I being identified with the person whose eyes and ears
I was using to witness the scene.

 Whatever the case or the reason it is something I would like to
experience as long as it didn't freak me out too much or the event
wasn't too violent.

There have been the occasional violent flashback, but for some reason
they didn't really freak me out. Probably the most violent was in a
basement room of the Papal Palace in Avignon, realizing that I had not
only been there before but been tortured (probably to death) there. My
point of view within the room remained the same (standing in the same
location against a wall), but in the here and now I was just standing
there with a few other tourists, and in the then and now I was
strapped to the wall and the other people in the room (all in monk's
robes) were doing fairly nasty things to me. There was -- interestingly
-- no real sensation of pain. What freaked me out the most about the
flashback was seeing the look in the eyes of the people doing this, and
realizing that they firmly believed they were doing it for the Greater
Glory of God. They were ECSTATIC, as if torturing a heretic was GETTING
THEM OFF.


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

  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita wrote:
  
   I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
  past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note
of
  what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
  houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against
the
  best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you
were
  to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or
doing?
  If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's
you
  in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?


  I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
  what it was like for me.

  For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
  gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
  myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds
to
  at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed
in
  the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide
to
  try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
  control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid
dreaming.

  I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
  now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
  location where the original events took place. That's the part that's
so
  much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or
in
  the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm
here
  and now and the next I'm here and then.

  The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what
people
  are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
  Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as
such
  a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
  myself to be entertained.




Re: [FairfieldLife] Tiny Yachts

2013-11-13 Thread Bhairitu
Maybe they should call them smart yachts and then people will buy 
them. :-D


On 11/13/2013 03:15 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


We've seen a lot of incredibly creative tiny houses on the Net, but 
now there's a yacht for the rest of us, who don't quite fit into the 1%.


http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/11/jet-capsule/#slideid-108171






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: A Room Full Of Feminists Applauds A Guy Who Attacks Feminists

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
You really got back at Judy this morning. Good work! Now I get it: post 
something nice for FFL lurkers about art or music and then watch the the 
minions, the Pips, and/or the MGs take the thread down the sewer. In 
this case, not even to the sewer, just to the outhouse. Nice one!


 On 11/13/2013 9:05 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 You really should have watched this video, Barry, before posting 
about it. Whedon does not attack feminists. You allowed the headline 
on the blog to mislead you (possibly because the idea of attacking 
feminists turns you on).



Ahem.

And *you* should not have tried to reply to a topic about feminism, 
because there is simply no one on this forum less qualified to speak 
on that subject.


I watched the video completely before posting it, and posted it with 
this title on purpose, suspecting that some faux feminist such as 
yourself would get her panties in a twist over it. Voila.


Joss can speak to this subject because he has the one thing that you 
do not: authority. He speaks as a male who *has a track record* for 
respecting and working well with women. He has 1) written some of the 
strongest female roles in TV/movie history, 2) has worked side by side 
with and furthered the careers of many of the women who have starred 
in or co-written and co-directed those roles, and 3) there is simply 
no one he's ever worked with -- male or female -- who wouldn't be 
willing to drop everything at the drop of a hat to work with him 
again. Add to that the vast sums he (and his fans) have raised and 
donated to causes like Equality Now, and you've got yerself someone 
with *authority*.


What have *you* done?

Besides trying to start arguments with almost every man who has 
appeared on this forum, you have done the same thing with many, if not 
most, of the women. You have *consistently* developed dislikes (some 
would say hatreds) for specific women on this forum, and then set 
about trying to get them at every opportunity, turning your dislike 
(or hatred) into vendettas. You have done this with Share, with Sal 
Sunshine, with Ruth, and with others. In so doing you have gone out of 
your way to portray your enemies among the women here as weak, as 
not as smart as you are (anyone remember the Stupid Sal epithet you 
used for years?), and more than anything else, *NOT YOUR EQUALS*.


Do not *dare* to consider yourself or call yourself a feminist. Your 
history on this forum reveals you to be more of a misogynist than 
those you hurl that epithet at could ever be.


And now fuck off and die. You can try to turn *this* into one of your 
endless arguments, too, but you'll be -- as you have been a LOT lately 
-- talking to yourself.



 Barry wrote:

  Of course, it helps that the guy is Joss Whedon, and that he's right.
 
 
http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1 
http://www.upworthy.com/a-room-full-of-feminists-just-applauded-a-guy-who-attacked-feminists-wait-for-it-re2-7a?g=2c=ufb1 



 BTW, how many of these ways of being an ally to women have you adopted?


 
http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/ 
http://michaelurbina.com/101-everyday-ways-for-men-to-be-allies-to-women/








[FairfieldLife] RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread jr_esq
Alex and Richard,
 

 Both of your techniques are valuable for use here on FFL and elsewhere. Very 
cool, indeed! 
 

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

 Nice! I right-clicked on the image using Google Chrome and then clicked on 
'Search for other images like this', which took me to Wikipedia.
 
 
 On 11/13/2013 9:15 AM, j_alexander_stanley@... mailto:j_alexander_stanley@... 
wrote:
 
   Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as to 
what it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd wager a lot 
of people don't know about: dragging an image into a browser window open to 
Google images. Google then grabs the image and tells you where else the image 
can be found online. 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote:
 
 Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to look up 
'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have been posted over on 
the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 'dukkha' means an axel-hole? Go 
figure.
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel
 
 On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stanley@... mailto:j_alexander_stanley@... 
wrote:
 
   Google image search says it's this place:
 
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
jr_esq@... mailto:jr_esq@... wrote:
 
  Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this hole 
located?
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
sharelong60@... mailto:sharelong60@... wrote:
 
 Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!
 
 
 http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] Caroline Kennedy: US Ambassador to Japan

2013-11-13 Thread jr_esq
Are the Democrats trying to prime her for the presidency?  She certainly has 
the family name for credibility.  And, she's young enough to tackle the job. 
 

 On the other hand, I just looked up Hillary's jyotish chart which shows that 
she will be running a weak period starting in 2015.  So, it appears that there 
will be something that will hinder her from running as a presidential candidate 
in 2016.
 

 
http://news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-japan-caroline-kennedy-goes-charm-offensive-044757039.html
 
http://news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-japan-caroline-kennedy-goes-charm-offensive-044757039.html



Re: [FairfieldLife] Caroline Kennedy: US Ambassador to Japan

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Yes, John, I wondered about Hillary's chart. Does she have something harmful in 
the first or seventh? 





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:35 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com jr_...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
Are the Democrats trying to prime her for the presidency?  She certainly has 
the family name for credibility.  And, she's young enough to tackle the job.

On the other hand, I just looked up Hillary's jyotish chart which shows that 
she will be running a weak period starting in 2015.  So, it appears that there 
will be something that will hinder her from running as a presidential candidate 
in 2016.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-japan-caroline-kennedy-goes-charm-offensive-044757039.html



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
fwiw, I figured we had all been in a previous life together and then a healer 
mentioned that out of the blue about a month ago. My intuition says Atlantis 
but I've not had any experiences to confirm. Hope we get it right this time 
around (-:




On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:47 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time 
 dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with 
 the present. 

Personally, I suspect this is the case. That is, that all of these events are 
happening simultaneously, and that something just occasionally enables us to 
step from one pseudo-timestream to another. 

 I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the dimensions 
 called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine past 
 event. And are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply 
 the current you who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency and 
 can simply see what happened back then in that spot? 

Again, I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, or to theory or 
hypotheticals. For me, this experience (whatever TF it was) always had a strong 
sense of I being identified with the person whose eyes and ears I was using 
to witness the scene. 

 Whatever the case or the reason it is something I would like to experience as 
 long as it didn't freak me out too much or the event wasn't too violent. 

There have been the occasional violent flashback, but for some reason they 
didn't really freak me out. Probably the most violent was in a basement room of 
the Papal Palace in Avignon, realizing that I had not only been there before 
but been tortured (probably to death) there. My point of view within the room 
remained the same (standing in the same location against a wall), but in the 
here and now I was just standing there with a few other tourists, and in the 
then and now I was strapped to the wall and the other people in the room (all 
in monk's robes) were doing fairly nasty things to me. There was -- 
interestingly -- no real sensation of pain. What freaked me out the most about 
the flashback was seeing the look in the eyes of the people doing this, and 
realizing that they firmly believed they were doing it for the Greater Glory of 
God. They were ECSTATIC, as if torturing a heretic was GETTING THEM OFF.  


 ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@ wrote: 
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
 s3raphita wrote: 
   
   I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a 
  past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of 
  what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the 
  houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the 
  best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were 
  to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing? 
  If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you 
  in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything? 
 
 
  I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say 
  what it was like for me. 
 
  For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and 
  gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit 
  myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to 
  at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in 
  the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to 
  try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in 
  control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming. 
 
  I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so 
  now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical 
  location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so 
  much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in 
  the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here 
  and now and the next I'm here and then. 
 
  The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people 
  are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock 
  Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such 
  a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed 
  myself to be entertained.




Re: [FairfieldLife] Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
Yeah, I'm with Buck on this one. There's probably no need to send 
anonymous, nonsensical posts about Adolph Hitler's face hair to a 
spiritual discussion group. Maybe it's time to review a few netiquette 
protocols:


1. Don't send inflammatory messages to the discussion group.
2. Make sure to send your message to the appropriate group.
3. Try to make yourself look good on the internet.

Notes: Send messages about Hitler to the Nazi group; send messages about 
Hitler's face hair to the Veterans Day thread; don't send messages about 
planes to the locomotive group. Make yourself look good by sending 
thoughtful or insightful messages about the topic at hand and try to 
stay on topic.  Try to be original and informative.


http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html

On 11/13/2013 9:28 AM, Share Long wrote:
Ahem, Richard, your post seems to be one of those one liners you rant 
about. Go figure!




On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:32 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

Addressing the important issues!

On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com 
mailto:s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:
Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered 
to clip it during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks 
introduced to defend against British mustard-gas attacks.


Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack 
in 1918.


http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr









Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
The problem is not that your were silly posting or that you asked us 
what the photo was - the problem is that you should have posted it to 
the thread from Card about the Sanskrit term 'dhukkha', which enptybill 
says was a word that means 'bad axel-hole'. Now do you get it? LoL!


Hey, I'm really surprised that Judy didn't get onto you about not 
capitalizing the subject line -'Hole'. Go figure.


On 11/13/2013 9:41 AM, Share Long wrote:
LOL, sometimes I just love you all on FFL. I post this silly pic of a 
hole and got more replies than I usually do. Go figure! Richard, 
untwist your knickers and know that the guy who sent it to me did not 
send any info. I posted it for fun and tried to follow your rule about 
not hijacking posts. Please don't tell me you're one of those hard to 
please geezers or I'll have to visit and set Rita straight!




On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
Nice! I right-clicked on the image using Google Chrome and then 
clicked on 'Search for other images like this', which took me to 
Wikipedia.



On 11/13/2013 9:15 AM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com 
mailto:j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:
Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as 
to what it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd 
wager a lot of people don't know about: dragging an image into a 
browser window open to Google images. Google then grabs the image and 
tells you where else the image can be found online.



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, pundits...@gmail.com 
mailto:pundits...@gmail.com wrote:


Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble 
to look up 'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread 
have been posted over on the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us 
that 'dukkha' means an axel-hole? Go figure.


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

On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com
mailto:j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:


Google image search says it's this place:

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


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_...@yahoo.com 
mailto:jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


 Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is 
this hole located?



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@...
mailto:sharelong60@... wrote:

Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL
buddy!

http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg












Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: hole!

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Richard, I wrote hole because I didn't want you all to think that I was gonna 
throw my non virginal self into The Hole as a human sacrifice (-:
I get your point and honestly don't know why I started a new thread. Just 
living on the edge I guess!





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:05 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
The problem is not that your were silly posting or that you asked us what the 
photo was - the problem is that you should have posted it to the thread from 
Card about the Sanskrit term 'dhukkha', which enptybill says was a word that 
means 'bad axel-hole'. Now do you get it? LoL!

Hey, I'm really surprised that Judy didn't get onto you about not
  capitalizing the subject line -'Hole'. Go figure.

On 11/13/2013 9:41 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
LOL, sometimes I just love you all on FFL. I post this silly pic of a hole and 
got more replies than I usually do. Go figure! Richard, untwist your knickers 
and know that the guy who sent it to me did not send any info. I posted it for 
fun and tried to follow your rule about not hijacking posts. Please don't tell 
me you're one of those hard to please geezers or I'll have to visit and set 
Rita straight! 






On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Nice! I right-clicked on the image using Google Chrome and then clicked on 
'Search for other images like this', which took me to Wikipedia.


On 11/13/2013 9:15 AM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Richard, the original post was a link to an image with no notation as to what 
it is. I did a Google image search using a technique that I'd wager a lot of 
people don't know about: dragging an image into a browser window open to 
Google images. Google then grabs the image and tells you where else the image 
can be found online. 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, pundits...@gmail.com wrote:


Thanks for looking this up, Alex - apparently it's too much trouble to look 
up 'hole from hell' on Google. But, shouldn't this thread have been posted 
over on the Yoga thread, where emptybill told us that 'dukkha' means an 
axel-hole? Go figure.

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


On 11/12/2013 2:19 PM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Google image search says it's this place:


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


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


 Is this a fake photo creation or is it real?  If real, where is this hole 
located?



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

 
Speaking of synchronicity, I just received this from a non FFL buddy!


http://i.imgur.com/C4X5cR4h.jpg







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: OMG: viveka, vivekin?

2013-11-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
It looks like you've posted the most insightful reply to Card's query. 
Good work, Share!


Now this is funny, you've got to admit: a discussion group composed of 
numerous wise men (vivekins), tantrics, yogis, adepts, fakirs, and 
life-long seekers apparently didn't even know the primary word in 
Hinduism or Buddhism. One guy thought it meant a 'bad axel-hole', and 
the other guy got offended, now the first guy said it was 'axel-rod'. 
Now that's really funny!


On 11/13/2013 9:50 AM, Share Long wrote:
Richard a prayer for you: Lord, please grant me the serenity to accept 
the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; 
and the wisdom to know the difference.


PS Do you really want us to all post alike?! Why not enjoy the buffet 
that is FFL?




On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
What would it take to get you guys to look something up before you 
post your message and waste our time and take up band space? Not all 
of us are here just to make fun of Hindus.


Are there  any serious writers on this forum - I mean other than an 
editor, a few coders, and a baker? I'm beginning to think nobody, 
except the Cardmiester, on this list has ever even read Patajali's 
Yoga Sutras - even in English translation. This is starting to look 
like a total waste of time anymore. Have any of you guys ever thought 
about using Twitter for your one-liners? Go figure.


Dukkha (Pali; Sanskrit: dukkha; Tibetan sdug bsngal) is a Buddhist 
term commonly translated as suffering, anxiety, stress, or 
unsatisfactoriness. The principle of dukkha is one of the most 
important concepts in the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha is reputed to 
have said: I have taught one thing and one thing only, dukkha and the 
cessation of dukkha. The classic formulation of these teachings on 
dukkha is the doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, in which the Truth of 
Dukkha (Pali: dukkha saccã; Sanskrit: du?kha-satya) is identified as 
the first of the four truths.


Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha

On 11/12/2013 8:52 PM, Share Long wrote:

Well, empty, good to keep those rods and holes connected, imho



On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:48 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
mailto:emptyb...@yahoo.com emptyb...@yahoo.com 
mailto:emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:

Musta meant axle-rod.



---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... 
mailto:turquoiseb@... wrote:


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



 Dukha is the opposite of sukha. Kha as in Chaos (khaos).
 It literally means a bad (du) axle-hole vs good (su) axle-hole.

Who exactly are you calling an axle-hole? :-)


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

 Card, I can see at least 2 ways to interpret this quote. One
possible

meaning is that for the person in CC, there is the infinite Self and the
finite non Self and that duality itself causes misery. OR the person in
CC realizes that all, meaning the world, is a field of change, misery
rather than of permanent bliss.


 In another quote, Maharishi translates dukham as danger: avert the

danger which has not arisen. Heyam dukham anagatam.



 On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:31 AM, cardemaister@
cardemaister@

wrote:


 According to YS II 15: [blah blah blah...]...duHkham eva sarvam

vivekinaH ... everything (sarvam) [is] only (eva) duHkha for a vivekin.



 duHkha 1 mfn. (according to grammarians properly written %{duS-kha}

and said to be from %{dus} and %{kha} [cf. %{su-kha4}] ; but more
probably a Pra1kritized form for %{duH-stha} q.v.) uneasy ,
uncomfortable , unpleasant , difficult R. Hariv. (compar. %{-tara} MBh.
R.) ; n. (ifc. f. %{A}) uneasiness , pain , sorrow , trouble ,
difficulty S3Br. xiv ,



 Taimni: To the people who have developed discrimination
(viveka) all

is misery...



 So, is a vivekin at least in CC?


 Is the meaning of viveka approximately the same in yoga and

advaita-vedaanta?

 













Re: [FairfieldLife] Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted to reading all these rules!





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:56 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Yeah, I'm with Buck on this one. There's probably no need to send anonymous, 
nonsensical posts about Adolph Hitler's face hair to a spiritual discussion 
group. Maybe it's time to review a few netiquette protocols:

1. Don't send inflammatory messages to the discussion group.
2. Make sure to send your message to the appropriate group.
3. Try to make yourself look good on the internet.

Notes: Send messages about Hitler to the Nazi group; send messages
  about Hitler's face hair to the Veterans Day thread; don't send
  messages about planes to the locomotive group. Make yourself look
  good by sending thoughtful or insightful messages about the topic
  at hand and try to stay on topic.  Try to be original and
  informative.

http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html

On 11/13/2013 9:28 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
Ahem, Richard, your post seems to be one of those one liners you rant about. 
Go figure!






On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:32 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Addressing the important issues!

On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered to clip 
it during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks introduced to defend 
against British mustard-gas attacks.


Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack in 1918.


http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: OMG: viveka, vivekin?

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
Richard-san, so sorry but you are totally missing the tantric implications of 
all this. imho (-:





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:19 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
It looks like you've posted the most insightful reply to Card's query. Good 
work, Share!

Now this is funny, you've got to admit: a discussion group
  composed of numerous wise men (vivekins), tantrics, yogis, adepts,
  fakirs, and life-long seekers apparently didn't even know the
  primary word in Hinduism or Buddhism. One guy thought it meant a
  'bad axel-hole', and the other guy got offended, now the first guy
  said it was 'axel-rod'. Now that's really funny! 

On 11/13/2013 9:50 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
Richard a prayer for you: Lord, please grant me the serenity to accept the 
things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom 
to know the difference.

PS Do you really want us to all post alike?! Why not enjoy
  the buffet that is FFL?






On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
What would it take to get you guys to look something up before you post your 
message and waste our time and take up band space? Not all of us are here just 
to make fun of Hindus. 

Are there  any serious writers on this
  forum - I mean other than an editor, a
  few coders, and a baker? I'm beginning
  to think nobody, except the
  Cardmiester, on this list has ever
  even read Patajali's Yoga Sutras -
  even in English translation. This is
  starting to look like a total waste of
  time anymore. Have any of you guys
  ever thought about using Twitter for
  your one-liners? Go figure.

Dukkha (Pali; Sanskrit: dukkha;
  Tibetan sdug bsngal) is a Buddhist
  term commonly translated as
  suffering, anxiety, stress, or
  unsatisfactoriness. The principle of
  dukkha is one of the most important
  concepts in the Buddhist tradition.
  The Buddha is reputed to have said: I
  have taught one thing and one thing
  only, dukkha and the cessation of
  dukkha. The classic formulation of
  these teachings on dukkha is the
  doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, in
  which the Truth of Dukkha (Pali:
  dukkha saccã; Sanskrit: du?kha-satya)
  is identified as the first of the four
  truths.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha

On 11/12/2013 8:52 PM, Share Long
  wrote:

  
Well, empty, good to keep those rods and holes connected, imho






On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:48 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Musta meant axle-rod. 





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


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


 Dukha is
  the opposite
  of sukha. Kha
  as in Chaos
  (khaos).
 It
  literally
  means a bad
  (du) axle-hole
  vs good (su)
  axle-hole.


Who exactly are you calling an axle-hole? :-)



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

 Card, I
  can see at
  least 2 ways
  to interpret
  this quote.
  One possible

meaning is that for the person in CC, there is the infinite Self and the
finite non
  Self and that
  duality itself
  causes misery.
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread Share Long
See how exhausted I was?! I couldn't even construct a sensible sentence! 
correction:
Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted just reading all these rules!





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:22 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted to reading all these rules!





On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:56 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Yeah, I'm with Buck on this one. There's probably no need to send anonymous, 
nonsensical posts about Adolph Hitler's face hair to a spiritual discussion 
group. Maybe it's time to review a few netiquette protocols:

1. Don't send inflammatory messages to the discussion group.
2. Make sure to send your message to the appropriate group.
3. Try to make yourself look good on the internet.

Notes: Send messages about Hitler to the Nazi group; send messages
  about Hitler's face hair to the Veterans Day thread; don't send
  messages about planes to the locomotive group. Make yourself look
  good by sending thoughtful or insightful messages about the topic
  at hand and try to stay on topic.  Try to be original and
  informative.

http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html

On 11/13/2013 9:28 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
Ahem, Richard, your post seems to be one of those one liners you rant about. 
Go figure!






On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:32 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Addressing the important issues!

On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered to clip 
it during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks introduced to defend 
against British mustard-gas attacks.


Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack in 1918.


http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr









[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
If you had a flashback that convinced you you were Jack the Ripper in a 
previous life should you hand yourself in to the police?  Could you count on 
the statute of limitations getting you off the hook? 
 Could you claim in mitigation that you weren't yourself when you committed the 
murders?
 

 No one picked up on my alternative suggestion that memories of previous lives 
could be explained not by any one individual going through a serial succession 
of different life stories but rather could be explained as someone accessing 
our common, racial memory. 
 By what mechanism?
 1) Occultists talk about shells of the dead left behind in the astral realm. 
Really, though, the shells are used to explain what mediums access when they 
contact the recently deceased. The shells dissipate over time so wouldn't 
explain distant memories.
 2) Memories are passed on through our DNA by some unknown mechanism? (This 
wouldn't work for Michael's recall of being a pious hermit in medieval France - 
unless he had a relapse into sinful passions - monks don't have kids.) Of 
course, the further back in time you peer the more common ancestors we all have.
 3) All human (and non-human) life experiences are stored in the Akashic 
Records. This looks the most promising line to take.
 The advantage of this theory - that past-life memories are simply people 
accessing the Akashic field - are:
 (i) It explains why more than one person can claim to have memories of an 
historical figure.
 (ii) It fits better Buddhist ideas of anatta.
 (iii) It explains why Cleopatra pops up so much; her thumbprint on the 
Akashic field is bigger than most peoples.
  
 

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

 fwiw, I figured we had all been in a previous life together and then a healer 
mentioned that out of the blue about a month ago. My intuition says Atlantis 
but I've not had any experiences to confirm. Hope we get it right this time 
around (-:

 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:47 AM, TurquoiseB turquoiseb@... wrote:
 
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:

 Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time 
 dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with 
 the present. 

Personally, I suspect this is the case. That is, that all of these events are 
happening simultaneously, and that something just occasionally enables us to 
step from one pseudo-timestream to another. 

 I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the dimensions 
 called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine past 
 event. And are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply 
 the current you who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency and 
 can simply see what happened back then in that spot? 

Again, I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, or to theory or 
hypotheticals. For me, this experience (whatever TF it was) always had a strong 
sense of I being identified with the person whose eyes and ears I was using 
to witness the scene. 

 Whatever the case or the reason it is something I would like to experience as 
 long as it didn't freak me out too much or the event wasn't too violent. 

There have been the occasional violent flashback, but for some reason they 
didn't really freak me out. Probably the most violent was in a basement room of 
the Papal Palace in Avignon, realizing that I had not only been there before 
but been tortured (probably to death) there. My point of view within the room 
remained the same (standing in the same location against a wall), but in the 
here and now I was just standing there with a few other tourists, and in the 
then and now I was strapped to the wall and the other people in the room (all 
in monk's robes) were doing fairly nasty things to me. There was -- 
interestingly -- no real sensation of pain. What freaked me out the most about 
the flashback was seeing the look in the eyes of the people doing this, and 
realizing that they firmly believed they were doing it for the Greater Glory of 
God. They were ECSTATIC, as if torturing a heretic was GETTING THEM OFF.  


 ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@ wrote: 
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
 s3raphita wrote: 
  
  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a 
 past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of 
 what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the 
 houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the 
 best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were 
 to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing? 
 If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you 
 in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything? 
 
 
 I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say 
 what it was like for me. 
 
 

[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
All very interesting but what I want to know is who was that military guy in 
the b and w picture you posted?:
 

 Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorf (14 October 1896 – 15 August 1944) was a 
German police official and politician, who served as a Member of the Prussian 
Parliament during the Weimar Republic, as a Member of the German Parliament for 
the Nazi Party from 1933 and as president of police in Potsdam and Berlin. From 
1938, he became associated with the anti-Nazi resistance, and was executed in 
1944 for his role in the 20th July plot to overthrow Hitler's regime. (from 
Wiki)
 

 Ann - can you guess how I found out? 
  
 

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

 All very interesting but what I want to know is who was that military guy in 
the b and w picture you posted? 
 

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

 Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz 
o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all phantasy.

Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old Agers. If 
fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha and Patanjali 
were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't believe the bullshit of 
those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning yoga-phant.

As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was sitting at 
the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man sitting at an outdoor 
table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading a news paper. It was printed 
in gothic script. I especially remember the feeling of self-assurance along 
with the actual optical view of the street and the cars. Then suddenly I was 
sitting back at the kitchen table, feeling how good it was but unable to place 
that into an experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents 
because such things could never be real. 

Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year old I was 
so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the Hindu devils. But 
now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from my illusion with good ol' 
Western psychologistic rationality. 

No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth ... now 
that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!
  
 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
   Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
 myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
 
  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
 you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
 explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
 that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
 it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
 would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
 scientific paradigm.
 
 I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
 There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
 but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
 Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
 techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
 can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
 warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
 interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
 it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
 is important, and counts.
 
 I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
 because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
 recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
 ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
 fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
 I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
 happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
 and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.
 
 As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
 having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)
 
 As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
 life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
 to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?
 
  Did you ever come across people who said they were a different sex
 (gender) in a former life?
 
 What I *have* come across (mainly among the New Age
 (rhymes with 'sewage') is at least a dozen people who claim
 to have been Cleopatra or Napoleon or someone famous.
 One supposes they were time sharing these incarnations
 with each other. :-)
 
 Why doesn't anyone who claims to remember their past
 lives ever claim to have been one of the scullery maids or
 janitors? Howcum they're all famous? Can you say self
 importance? I think you can. :-)
 

 

 


[FairfieldLife] Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 If you had a flashback that convinced you you were Jack the Ripper in
a previous life should you hand yourself in to the police?
 Could you count on the statute of limitations getting you off the
hook?
  Could you claim in mitigation that you weren't yourself when you
committed the murders?

I'm going to comment on this, and leave the musings below to others. No
offense, but the above stuff is way funny, and creative, and that
tickles my funny bone. But -- having kinda been there done that with
this experience -- theorizing about it doesn't really float my boat.

I'm like that with many of my most interesting spiritual experiences. I
was there. I experienced these things, some of them that fall into the
Blade Runner I've seen things you people wouldn't believe category.
But I can't tell you definitively what they were. Heck, I'm still trying
to figure many of them out myself.

Maybe it's a Buddhist thang. They were never all that interested in the
why things are happening, only in *that* they are happening, and how
to make the best of that. I'm kinda drawn that way myself.

  No one picked up on my alternative suggestion that memories of
previous lives could be explained not by any one individual going
through a serial succession of different life stories but rather could
be explained as someone accessing our common, racial memory.
  By what mechanism?
  1) Occultists talk about shells of the dead left behind in the
astral realm. Really, though, the shells are used to explain what
mediums access when they contact the recently deceased. The shells
dissipate over time so wouldn't explain distant memories.
  2) Memories are passed on through our DNA by some unknown mechanism?
(This wouldn't work for Michael's recall of being a pious hermit in
medieval France - unless he had a relapse into sinful passions - monks
don't have kids.) Of course, the further back in time you peer the more
common ancestors we all have.
  3) All human (and non-human) life experiences are stored in the
Akashic Records. This looks the most promising line to take.
  The advantage of this theory - that past-life memories are simply
people accessing the Akashic field - are:
  (i) It explains why more than one person can claim to have memories
of an historical figure.
  (ii) It fits better Buddhist ideas of anatta.
  (iii) It explains why Cleopatra pops up so much; her thumbprint on
the Akashic field is bigger than most peoples.



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

  fwiw, I figured we had all been in a previous life together and then
a healer mentioned that out of the blue about a month ago. My intuition
says Atlantis but I've not had any experiences to confirm. Hope we get
it right this time around (-:



  On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:47 AM, TurquoiseB turquoiseb@
wrote:

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
 
  Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another
time dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist
simultaneously with the present.

 Personally, I suspect this is the case. That is, that all of these
events are happening simultaneously, and that something just
occasionally enables us to step from one pseudo-timestream to another.

  I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the
dimensions called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to
see sine past event. And are you sure it is a former you that is
participating or simply the current you who has slipped, temporarily,
into another time frequency and can simply see what happened back then
in that spot?

 Again, I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, or to theory or
hypotheticals. For me, this experience (whatever TF it was) always had a
strong sense of I being identified with the person whose eyes and ears
I was using to witness the scene.

  Whatever the case or the reason it is something I would like to
experience as long as it didn't freak me out too much or the event
wasn't too violent.

 There have been the occasional violent flashback, but for some reason
they didn't really freak me out. Probably the most violent was in a
basement room of the Papal Palace in Avignon, realizing that I had not
only been there before but been tortured (probably to death) there. My
point of view within the room remained the same (standing in the same
location against a wall), but in the here and now I was just standing
there with a few other tourists, and in the then and now I was
strapped to the wall and the other people in the room (all in monk's
robes) were doing fairly nasty things to me. There was -- interestingly
-- no real sensation of pain. What freaked me out the most about the
flashback was seeing the look in the eyes of the people doing this, and
realizing that they firmly believed they were doing it for the Greater
Glory of God. They were ECSTATIC, as if torturing a heretic was GETTING
THEM OFF.


  ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 

[FairfieldLife] Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita

 Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us to be a 
bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why bother? Kindness 
Day founder David Jamilly explains.

 

 http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x



[FairfieldLife] RE: Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
 Ah! I see it's actually World Kindness Day!
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us to be a 
bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why bother? Kindness 
Day founder David Jamilly explains.

 

 http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x


 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread emilymaenot
Nice.  I like this suggestion...Want to be nicer? Move to the country. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us to be a 
bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why bother? Kindness 
Day founder David Jamilly explains.

 

 http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x





RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread emilymaenot
You'd already worn yourself out conversing with him.  Reading Richard is 
tiring.   
 

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

 See how exhausted I was?! I couldn't even construct a sensible sentence! 
correction:
Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted just reading all these rules!
 

 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:22 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
   Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted to reading all these rules!
 

 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:56 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
wrote:
 
   
 Yeah, I'm with Buck on this one. There's probably no need to send anonymous, 
nonsensical posts about Adolph Hitler's face hair to a spiritual discussion 
group. Maybe it's time to review a few netiquette protocols:
 
 1. Don't send inflammatory messages to the discussion group.
 2. Make sure to send your message to the appropriate group.
 3. Try to make yourself look good on the internet.
 
 Notes: Send messages about Hitler to the Nazi group; send messages about 
Hitler's face hair to the Veterans Day thread; don't send messages about planes 
to the locomotive group. Make yourself look good by sending thoughtful or 
insightful messages about the topic at hand and try to stay on topic.  Try to 
be original and informative.
 
 http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html 
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html
 
 On 11/13/2013 9:28 AM, Share Long wrote:
 
   Ahem, Richard, your post seems to be one of those one liners you rant about. 
Go figure!
 
 
 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:32 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
mailto:punditster@... wrote:
 
   
 Addressing the important issues!
 
 On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:
 
   Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered to clip 
it during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks introduced to defend 
against British mustard-gas attacks.
 
 
 Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack in 1918.
 
 
 http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 






RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] Caroline Kennedy: US Ambassador to Japan

2013-11-13 Thread jr_esq
Share,
 

 Hillary has a weak Sun, due to its neechabhanga (cancellation of debilitation) 
status, in the first house.  There is an indicator that she would rather retire 
from government service and write her memoirs.
 

 She was born under the sign of Libra and the Moon was in Aquarius.
 

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

 Yes, John, I wondered about Hillary's chart. Does she have something harmful 
in the first or seventh? 
 

 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:35 AM, jr_esq@... jr_esq@... wrote:
 
   Are the Democrats trying to prime her for the presidency?  She certainly has 
the family name for credibility.  And, she's young enough to tackle the job.
 

 On the other hand, I just looked up Hillary's jyotish chart which shows that 
she will be running a weak period starting in 2015.  So, it appears that there 
will be something that will hinder her from running as a presidential candidate 
in 2016.
 

 
http://news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-japan-caroline-kennedy-goes-charm-offensive-044757039.html
 
http://news.yahoo.com/us-ambassador-japan-caroline-kennedy-goes-charm-offensive-044757039.html

 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Nice.  I like this suggestion...Want to be nicer? Move to the
country.

There is a certain wisdom in this, that I was reminded of when I spent
my summer vacation way out in the French countryside. You get to know
your neighbors there, and you tend to do whatever is necessary to stay
on their good sides, because you could need each other someday. In the
cities, not so much.

 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@ wrote:

  Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us
to be a bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why
bother? Kindness Day founder David Jamilly explains.

  http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x





[FairfieldLife] Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say
Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So here's a
test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:

W∞TF

:-)



[FairfieldLife] Re: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say
 Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So here's
a
 test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:

 W∞TF

 :-)


Sigh. Didn't work. The symbol that didn't show up was the infinity sign.
For ever.






[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread emilymaenot
Translation.I will do something nice for you because I may *need* you to 
do something for *me* someday.  Barry, you must stop being so predictable; you 
are proving that true kindness is *not* hardwired into us.  

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  Nice. I like this suggestion...Want to be nicer? Move to the
 country.
 
 There is a certain wisdom in this, that I was reminded of when I spent
 my summer vacation way out in the French countryside. You get to know
 your neighbors there, and you tend to do whatever is necessary to stay
 on their good sides, because you could need each other someday. In the
 cities, not so much.
 
  ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
  s3raphita@ wrote:
 
  Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us
 to be a bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why
 bother? Kindness Day founder David Jamilly explains.
 
  http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x 
  http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x
  



[FairfieldLife] Re: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:
 
  Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say
  Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So
here's
 a
  test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
 
  W∞TF
 
  :-)


 Sigh. Didn't work. The symbol that didn't show up was the infinity
sign.
 For ever.


One last test, trying to type it into the Rich Text Editor:  W∞TF






[FairfieldLife] Re: Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Translation.I will do something nice for you because I may *need*
you to do something for *me* someday.  Barry, you must stop being so
predictable; you are proving that true kindness is *not* hardwired
into us.

And you think this *wasn't* predictable?  :-)

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

  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
  
   Nice. I like this suggestion...Want to be nicer? Move to the
  country.

  There is a certain wisdom in this, that I was reminded of when I
spent
  my summer vacation way out in the French countryside. You get to know
  your neighbors there, and you tend to do whatever is necessary to
stay
  on their good sides, because you could need each other someday. In
the
  cities, not so much.

   ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@ wrote:
  
   Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us
  to be a bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why
  bother? Kindness Day founder David Jamilly explains.
  
   http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x
http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x
  





[FairfieldLife] Re: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:
  
   Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to
say
   Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So
   here's a test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
  
   W∞TF
  
   :-)
 
 
  Sigh. Didn't work. The symbol that didn't show up was the infinity
  sign.
  For ever.


 One last test, trying to type it into the Rich Text Editor: 
W∞TF


Oh well. Anyway, this is what it looked like, in its brief 15
nanoseconds
of fame:







Re: [FairfieldLife] Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread Bhairitu
On Thunderbird the a has an accent circumflex above it then there is a 
space with only and accent circumflex then a z with and upside down 
accent circumflex which is not used in French but probably elsewhere, 
German maybe?


On 11/13/2013 12:13 PM, TurquoiseB wrote:


Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say 
Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So here's 
a test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:


W*â^z(*TF

:-)





[FairfieldLife] Re: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu  wrote:

 On Thunderbird the a has an accent circumflex above it then there is
a
 space with only and accent circumflex then a z with and upside down
 accent circumflex which is not used in French but probably elsewhere,
 German maybe?

I typed Alt + Numpad 236. On many editors, this appears as
the infinity sign. However, when you post to the various forums
from those editors (as on Yahoo), what appears on your editor's
screen isn't always what appears on the forum. Interestingly
enough, it works on Facebook, but not here.


 On 11/13/2013 12:13 PM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say
  Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So
here's
  a test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
 
  W*â^z(*TF
 
  :-)
 





RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread authfriend
Nope, not German. 
 

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

 On Thunderbird the a has an accent circumflex above it then there is a space 
with only and accent circumflex then a z with and upside down accent 
circumflex which is not used in French but probably elsewhere, German maybe?
 
 On 11/13/2013 12:13 PM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
   Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say 
Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So here's a test to 
see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
 
 
 W∞TF
 
 :-)
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread Bhairitu
Depends too on what character encoding the browser is using.  These days 
it probably should be UTF-8. What happens is some of the extended 
ASCII characters set may trigger it trying to display it as UTF-8 when 
it is just an extended ASCII character.


On 11/13/2013 01:05 PM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 On Thunderbird the a has an accent circumflex above it then there is
a
 space with only and accent circumflex then a z with and upside down
 accent circumflex which is not used in French but probably elsewhere,
 German maybe?

I typed Alt + Numpad 236. On many editors, this appears as
the infinity sign. However, when you post to the various forums
from those editors (as on Yahoo), what appears on your editor's
screen isn't always what appears on the forum. Interestingly
enough, it works on Facebook, but not here.

 On 11/13/2013 12:13 PM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say
  Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So
here's
  a test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
 
  W*â^z(*TF
 
  :-)
 







[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Pay for the coffee of the person queuing behind you

2013-11-13 Thread emilymaenot
Oh, alright.  Harmless enough.  Did you say what you said on purpose to garner 
a predictable response?  I'm reading at face value today.  
 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  Translation.I will do something nice for you because I may *need*
 you to do something for *me* someday. Barry, you must stop being so
 predictable; you are proving that true kindness is *not* hardwired
 into us.
 
 And you think this *wasn't* predictable? :-)
 
  ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
  turquoiseb@ wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
  
   Nice. I like this suggestion...Want to be nicer? Move to the
  country.
 
  There is a certain wisdom in this, that I was reminded of when I
 spent
  my summer vacation way out in the French countryside. You get to know
  your neighbors there, and you tend to do whatever is necessary to
 stay
  on their good sides, because you could need each other someday. In
 the
  cities, not so much.
 
   ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita@ wrote:
  
   Today is Kindness Day UK, an occasion dedicated to encouraging us
  to be a bit nicer to one another. But how do you go about it? Any why
  bother? Kindness Day founder David Jamilly explains.
  
   http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x 
   http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x
 http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x 
http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x http://tinyurl.com/khvad9x
  
  



[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
Re I'm in the same room of a castle, or in the courtyard of a large city like 
Carcassonne . .  and 
 Papal Palace in Avignon, realizing that I had not only been there before but 
been tortured (probably to death) there.:
 

 Aha! So you are claiming you were a Cathar in a previous life. As in The 
Cathars  Reincarnation by Arthur Guirdham (first edition 1970) up to 
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse set both in the Middle Ages and present-day France 
and published in 2005.
 

 Two possibilities:
 1) your imagination has been hyper-activated by reading too much on this 
popular theme.
 2) you really were a Cathar and your present incarnation is a continuation of 
the spiritual life you led back then. So your interest in FFL.
 

 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita wrote:
 
  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
 past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
 what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
 houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
 best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
 to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
 If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
 in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?
 
 
 I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
 what it was like for me.
 
 For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
 gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
 myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
 at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
 the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
 try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
 control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.
 
 I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
 now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
 location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
 much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
 the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
 and now and the next I'm here and then.
 
 The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
 are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
 Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
 a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
 myself to be entertained.
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread authfriend
FWIW, when Barry first announced on alt.m.t that he was leaving the U.S. to 
live in Europe some years ago (2004? 2003? can't remember), he told us he was 
taking this step so he could write (or finish?) his novel about the Cathars.
 

 We haven't heard anything about that novel since, as far as I can recall.
  
 

Seraphita wrote:

 Re I'm in the same room of a castle, or in the courtyard of a large city like 
Carcassonne . .  and 
 Papal Palace in Avignon, realizing that I had not only been there before but 
been tortured (probably to death) there.:
 

 Aha! So you are claiming you were a Cathar in a previous life. As in The 
Cathars  Reincarnation by Arthur Guirdham (first edition 1970) up to 
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse set both in the Middle Ages and present-day France 
and published in 2005.
 

 Two possibilities:
 1) your imagination has been hyper-activated by reading too much on this 
popular theme.
 2) you really were a Cathar and your present incarnation is a continuation of 
the spiritual life you led back then. So your interest in FFL.
 

 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita wrote:
 
  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
 past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
 what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
 houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
 best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
 to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
 If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
 in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?
 
 
 I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
 what it was like for me.
 
 For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
 gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
 myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
 at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
 the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
 try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
 control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.
 
 I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
 now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
 location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
 much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
 the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
 and now and the next I'm here and then.
 
 The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
 are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
 Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
 a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
 myself to be entertained.
 




[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
Re It is something I would like to experience as long as it didn't freak me 
out too much.:
 

 Ay, there's the rub. 
 

 Perhaps you and I can't recall any past lives because:
 1) Our previous lives were as bland and insipid as a cold cup of tea. 
 2) On the contrary, our lives were traumatic nightmares and we instinctively 
repress any recall hints.
 3) This is our first incarnation (must be true for most people as there's been 
a huge population explosion. Google World population milestones.) 
   
 

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

 Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time 
dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with the 
present. I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the 
dimensions called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine 
past event. And are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply 
the current you who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency and 
can simply see what happened back then in that spot? Whatever the case or the 
reason it is something I would like to experience as long as it didn't freak me 
out too much or the event wasn't too violent.
 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita wrote:
 
  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
 past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
 what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
 houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
 best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
 to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
 If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
 in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?
 
 
 I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
 what it was like for me.
 
 For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
 gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
 myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
 at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
 the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
 try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
 control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.
 
 I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
 now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
 location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
 much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
 the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
 and now and the next I'm here and then.
 
 The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
 are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
 Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
 a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
 myself to be entertained.
 

 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread cardemaister


 At least in Czech...
 

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

 

 

 

  
 

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

 On Thunderbird the a has an accent circumflex above it then there is a space 
with only and accent circumflex then a z with and upside down accent 
circumflex which is not used in French but probably elsewhere, German maybe?
 
 On 11/13/2013 12:13 PM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
   Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say 
Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So here's a test to 
see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
 
 
 W∞TF
 
 :-)
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
Did any of those who recall previous lives ever read the cult classic Winged 
Pharaoh (1937) by Joan Grant? She claimed to have recalled the events in 
Winged Pharaoh while in a trance-like state. Interesting character.
 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Re It is something I would like to experience as long as it didn't freak me 
out too much.:
 

 Ay, there's the rub. 
 

 Perhaps you and I can't recall any past lives because:
 1) Our previous lives were as bland and insipid as a cold cup of tea. 
 2) On the contrary, our lives were traumatic nightmares and we instinctively 
repress any recall hints.
 3) This is our first incarnation (must be true for most people as there's been 
a huge population explosion. Google World population milestones.) 
   
 

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

 Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time 
dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with the 
present. I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the 
dimensions called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine 
past event. And are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply 
the current you who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency and 
can simply see what happened back then in that spot? Whatever the case or the 
reason it is something I would like to experience as long as it didn't freak me 
out too much or the event wasn't too violent.
 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
s3raphita wrote:
 
  I was going to say this: If I was to find myself suddenly in a
 past-life - let's say in Elizabethan London - I'd take careful note of
 what clothes the people around me wore, what food they ate, what the
 houses looked like, etc. and then when I returned I'd check against the
 best-available historical evidence. Here's the thing though: if you were
 to have a past-life recall can you alter what you're thinking or doing?
 If it's a far-memory of you in a previous life is the you that's you
 in the 21st century having the recall able to change anything?
 
 
 I cannot speak to hypothetical situations like yours. I can only say
 what it was like for me.
 
 For me it was *not* like lucid dreaming, which I have practiced and
 gotten good enough at that I could change things in the dream to suit
 myself. The flashes I've had were all short-lived -- thirty seconds to
 at most a couple of minutes -- during which I was completely immersed in
 the scene. I *did* seem to have some volition, in that I could decide to
 try to talk to someone, and pull that off, but it was not the I'm in
 control of this vision kinda thang one experiences with lucid dreaming.
 
 I never sought any of these flashes, nor am I interested in doing so
 now. They just happened, almost always when I was in the physical
 location where the original events took place. That's the part that's so
 much FUN about whatever it is. I'm in the same room of a castle, or in
 the courtyard of a large city like Carcassonne, and one moment I'm here
 and now and the next I'm here and then.
 
 The overall scene doesn't change, just the details -- like what people
 are wearing, eating, etc. I guess I could have been more Sherlock
 Holmes-y about it, but frankly each time it's happened it's come as such
 a surprise and been so thoroughly entertaining that I just allowed
 myself to be entertained.
 

 

 


[FairfieldLife] Grab a draft copy of the TPP

2013-11-13 Thread Bhairitu
Wikileaks has posted a draft version of the highly secret Trans-Pacific 
Partnership.  Our pretentious corporate puppets want to pass this 
legislation without Congress even being able to see it.  We need to stop 
this or live as slaves the rest of our lives. What is wrong with these 
people that they think it is a good idea. It is NAFTA on steroids.

http://rt.com/usa/wikileaks-tpp-ip-dotcom-670/

RT has posted it as a Scribd downloadable PDF.

Alan Grayson on the TPP:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/18/alan-grayson-trans-pacific-partnership_n_3456167.html



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2013-11-13 Thread FFL PostCount
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 32 TurquoiseB 
 28 awoelflebater
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 23 dhamiltony2k5
 21 jr_esq
 21 emptybill
 12 emilymaenot
  9 cardemaister
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[FairfieldLife] Prostrate cancer prevention

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
[Supplements mentioned in A Natural Arsenal for Prostrate Cancer Prevention, 
Life Extension, Dec 2013, by Michael Downey. Each entry is accompanied by 
several paragraphs of comments along with references. Of particular mention is 
a 4-compound product containing pomegranate seed, broccoli, green tea, and 
tumeric, available in a product called Pomi-T.   Note: I don't market 
products.  Here's the list:...]: 
 ...
 Flaxdeed, boron, cruciferous vegetables, vit. D, soy isoflavones, green tea 
extract, omega-3 fatty acids, curcumin, coenzyme Q10, gamma-tocopherol Vit. E, 
lycopene, selenium, zinc, milk thistle, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), zeqxanthin, 
pomegranate, saw palmetto, resveratrol, supplemental lignans, vit K, 
beta-sitosterol, apigenin, ginger, isositol hexaphosphate (IP6), NAC, 
quercetin, reishi, 5-Loxin, watercress extract, grapeseed extract, 
glycyrrhizin, modified citrus pectin, and the 4-nutrient supplement 
(pomegranate, broccoli, green tea, and tumeric).


[FairfieldLife] Breast cancer prevention nutrients

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
List of nutrients  shown on p. 58, Life Extension article Breast Cancer 
Chemopreventive Nutrients, Nov. 2012: ...
 Apigenin, aspirin, Chrysin, CLA, CoQ10, Curcumin (BCM-95), Lignan extract, 
grape seed extract, green tea extract, Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C), lycopene, 
melatonin, silibinin (Milk Thistle), NAC, Omega-3 fatty acidds, pomegranate 
extract, pterostilbene, quercetin, resveratrol, selenium, soy isoflavones, 
sulforaphane, vit. D, Vit E. 

 ...
 The nutrients exhibit one or more of the following modes of action:
 ...
 antioxidant, modulate gene expression, anti-inflammatory, promote healthy 
differentiation, trigger apoptosis, reactivate receptor expression, slow 
aromatase activity, block abnormal growth factors, prevent invasion and 
metastasis.


[FairfieldLife] Lies about fats that destroyed the world#39;s health

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
http://www.businessinsider.com/9-lies-about-fat-that-destroyed-the-worlds-health-2013-11
 
http://www.businessinsider.com/9-lies-about-fat-that-destroyed-the-worlds-health-2013-11

[FairfieldLife] RE: Breast cancer prevention nutrients

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
here's another article: Epigenetics for Breast Cancer Prevention
 ...
 http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/nov2012_Epigenetics_Breast_Cancer_01.htm 
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/nov2012_Epigenetics_Breast_Cancer_01.htm  
 

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

 List of nutrients  shown on p. 58, Life Extension article Breast Cancer 
Chemopreventive Nutrients, Nov. 2012: ...
 Apigenin, aspirin, Chrysin, CLA, CoQ10, Curcumin (BCM-95), Lignan extract, 
grape seed extract, green tea extract, Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C), lycopene, 
melatonin, silibinin (Milk Thistle), NAC, Omega-3 fatty acidds, pomegranate 
extract, pterostilbene, quercetin, resveratrol, selenium, soy isoflavones, 
sulforaphane, vit. D, Vit E.
 ...
 The nutrients exhibit one or more of the following modes of action:
 ...
 antioxidant, modulate gene expression, anti-inflammatory, promote healthy 
differentiation, trigger apoptosis, reactivate receptor expression, slow 
aromatase activity, block abnormal growth factors, prevent invasion and 
metastasis.




[FairfieldLife] RE: Hitler - our part in his rise

2013-11-13 Thread awoelflebater
Reading Richard, so to speak, is proving a waste of time and very, very 
repetitive. The guy couldn't admit something was worthwhile if he was held at 
gunpoint, which is not beyond the realm of possibility in the place that he 
lives. On the other hand he is giving Buck a run for his money on who is the 
most pedantic and inflexible not to mention broken record-like. Ricky seems to 
have an infinite capacity to scold.
 

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

 You'd already worn yourself out conversing with him.  Reading Richard is 
tiring.   
 

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

 See how exhausted I was?! I couldn't even construct a sensible sentence! 
correction:
Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted just reading all these rules!
 

 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:22 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
   Jeez, Richard, I feel exhausted to reading all these rules!
 

 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:56 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
wrote:
 
   
 Yeah, I'm with Buck on this one. There's probably no need to send anonymous, 
nonsensical posts about Adolph Hitler's face hair to a spiritual discussion 
group. Maybe it's time to review a few netiquette protocols:
 
 1. Don't send inflammatory messages to the discussion group.
 2. Make sure to send your message to the appropriate group.
 3. Try to make yourself look good on the internet.
 
 Notes: Send messages about Hitler to the Nazi group; send messages about 
Hitler's face hair to the Veterans Day thread; don't send messages about planes 
to the locomotive group. Make yourself look good by sending thoughtful or 
insightful messages about the topic at hand and try to stay on topic.  Try to 
be original and informative.
 
 http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html 
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule5.html
 
 On 11/13/2013 9:28 AM, Share Long wrote:
 
   Ahem, Richard, your post seems to be one of those one liners you rant about. 
Go figure!
 
 
 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:32 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
mailto:punditster@... wrote:
 
   
 Addressing the important issues!
 
 On 11/12/2013 9:39 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:
 
   Hitler preferred a curly Prussian style moustache but was ordered to clip 
it during WWI so that it would fit under the gas masks introduced to defend 
against British mustard-gas attacks.
 
 
 Didn't save the bastard though: he was blinded in a Brit gas attack in 1918.
 
 
 http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr http://tinyurl.com/bnmsjr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 





 


[FairfieldLife] Charles I taking up the Crown of Thorns

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
William Marshall, 1649 
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Eikon.png 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Eikon.png



[FairfieldLife] RE: OMG: viveka, vivekin?

2013-11-13 Thread emptybill
Professor Troll couldn't read so here are some Wiki Holes.
 

 Sukah and Dukha: the good and bad of it (FWIW).

 

 Contemporary scholar Winthrop Sargeant explains the etymological roots of 
these terms as follows:[45] 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukkha#cite_note-FOOTNOTESargeant2009303-73 
 The ancient Aryans who brought the Sanskrit language to India were a nomadic, 
horse- and cattle-breeding people who travelled in horse- or ox-drawn vehicles. 
Su and dus are prefixes indicating good or bad. The word kha, in later Sanskrit 
meaning sky, ether, or space, was originally the word for hole, 
particularly an axle hole of one of the Aryan's vehicles. Thus sukha … meant, 
originally, having a good axle hole, while duhkha meant having a poor axle 
hole, leading to discomfort.  
 

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

 So, you don't know any Tibetan - I thought so. 
 
 This has got to be one of the most misleading and silly answers to a simple 
yoga question I've ever read on FFL or a.m.t. You'd expect a guy that has spent 
almost his entire adult life studying with gurus and rinpoches to at least know 
one single word in Tibetan. Go figure.
 
 According to the Cologne Sanskrit Lexicon, the term 'dukkha' in Sanskrit, Pali 
and Tibetan is a Buddhist term commonly translated as 'suffering', one of the 
most important concepts in the Buddhist tradition. In the Yoga Sutras the term 
vivek means 'a wise man'. 
 
 All is suffering for the wise man (Y.S. 2.15). 
 
 The most ancient sustained expression of yogic ideas is found in the early 
discourses of the historical Buddha, thus Patanjali's  conception of freedom is 
related to the ancient Buddhist view that the source of suffering is the 
craving for permanence in a universe of impermanence. 
 
 Both the 'Four Noble Truths' and the 'Eightfold Path' articulated in the 
Buddha's first discourse are elements that underlie the yoga system. Two 
striking examples of this are Patanjali's use of the word 'nirodha' in the 
opening definition of yoga as 'citta-vrtti-nirodha', that is, 'Yoga is the 
cessation of the turnings of thought' and the statement that all is suffering, 
dukkha, for the wise man.
 
 According to Stoler-Miller, dukkha, suffering, and nirodha, cessation, are 
crucial terms in Buddhist vocabulary and the doctrine of suffering is the core 
of what Buddhists believe the Buddha taught after gaining enlightenment. 
Patanjali's ashtang eight-limbed practice is parallel to the eight-limbed path 
of Buddha.
 
 Work cited:
 
 'Yoga: Discipline of Freedom'
 by Barbara Stoler-Miller
 Acclaimed translator of the Bhagavad Gita.
 Bantam Wisdom Editions 1998
 p. 5, 52.
 
 On 11/12/2013 8:48 PM, emptybill@... mailto:emptybill@... wrote:
 
   Musta meant axle-rod. 
 
 
 
 
 
 ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 
turquoiseb@... mailto:turquoiseb@... wrote:
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  Dukha is the opposite of sukha. Kha as in Chaos (khaos).
  It literally means a bad (du) axle-hole vs good (su) axle-hole.
 
 Who exactly are you calling an axle-hole? :-)
 
 
  ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 
  sharelong60@ wrote:
 
  Card, I can see at least 2 ways to interpret this quote. One possible
 meaning is that for the person in CC, there is the infinite Self and the
 finite non Self and that duality itself causes misery. OR the person in
 CC realizes that all, meaning the world, is a field of change, misery
 rather than of permanent bliss.
 
  In another quote, Maharishi translates dukham as danger: avert the
 danger which has not arisen. Heyam dukham anagatam.
 
 
  On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:31 AM, cardemaister@ cardemaister@
 wrote:
 
  According to YS II 15: [blah blah blah...]...duHkham eva sarvam
 vivekinaH ... everything (sarvam) [is] only (eva) duHkha for a vivekin.
 
 
  duHkha 1 mfn. (according to grammarians properly written %{duS-kha}
 and said to be from %{dus} and %{kha} [cf. %{su-kha4}] ; but more
 probably a Pra1kritized form for %{duH-stha} q.v.) uneasy ,
 uncomfortable , unpleasant , difficult R. Hariv. (compar. %{-tara} MBh.
 R.) ; n. (ifc. f. %{A}) uneasiness , pain , sorrow , trouble ,
 difficulty S3Br. xiv ,
 
 
  Taimni: To the people who have developed discrimination (viveka) all
 is misery...
 
 
  So, is a vivekin at least in CC?
 
 
  Is the meaning of viveka approximately the same in yoga and
 advaita-vedaanta?
  
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] Mrs. Charlotte Davies

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
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Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: More Watchables

2013-11-13 Thread Bhairitu
Gotta give you something to watch with all that TV gear you bought.  You 
must be getting tired of Hillbilly Handfishing and Swamp People 
reruns these days.


On 11/13/2013 06:37 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:


What a relief - now that I've heard from the movie critics - now I can 
get back to work in the office. Thanks for this valuable information - 
I'll put this show on my bucket list. LoL!


On 11/13/2013 3:13 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote:

 Gettin' ready to watch Slingblade again, haven't seen it in a while.

Great soundtrack by Daniel Lanois, too.








[FairfieldLife] Fakir in Bensares, India

2013-11-13 Thread yifuxero
by Herbert Ponting, 1907. 
 ...
 btw, there are certain cases that TM TB's should be forgiven for being idiots. 
 For example, Bobby Roth directs some great TV programs; and is thus forgiven 
for being a TB.
 

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[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Acronym Test

2013-11-13 Thread doctordumbass
Weird - in preview mode, it shows up as the sideways 8 - infinity, but 
responding to you, its small 'a', with a caret on top.

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
  TurquoiseB wrote:
  
   Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say
   Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So
 here's
  a
   test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL:
  
   W∞TF
  
   :-)
 
 
  Sigh. Didn't work. The symbol that didn't show up was the infinity
 sign.
  For ever.
 
 
 One last test, trying to type it into the Rich Text Editor: W∞TF



[FairfieldLife] Long-haired men

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
Here's a funny thing. Remember how the Beatles' mop-tops became popular from 
1964 onwards? Then with each subsequent album their hair appeared longer until 
at some point they were overtaken by the long-haired hippies in the USA and 
seemed to be playing catch-up. Well, a BBC documentary I saw tonight says that 
the first true long-hairs were in England way back in 1960! Don't believe me? 
Take a look at this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsQSOf6_ow 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsQSOf6_ow
 Were there long-haired males in the USA before 1960 among the beatniks?  
 

 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
Re my query Ann - can you guess how I found out?:
 

 Ann is obviously away with the fairies. But the answer, as I'm sure everyone 
realised, is that I noted Alex and Richard's comments on the hole thread. 
They mentioned you could either drag an image - or right-click on an image - to 
Google Image search to find matches on the WWW. That's the neat trick. 
 

 I've learned a new, powerful tool to use in future. But also a scary tool. 
Could be a good idea never to post your image on-line.
 

 

 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 All very interesting but what I want to know is who was that military guy in 
the b and w picture you posted?:
 

 Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorf (14 October 1896 – 15 August 1944) was a 
German police official and politician, who served as a Member of the Prussian 
Parliament during the Weimar Republic, as a Member of the German Parliament for 
the Nazi Party from 1933 and as president of police in Potsdam and Berlin. From 
1938, he became associated with the anti-Nazi resistance, and was executed in 
1944 for his role in the 20th July plot to overthrow Hitler's regime. (from 
Wiki)
 

 Ann - can you guess how I found out? 
  
 

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

 All very interesting but what I want to know is who was that military guy in 
the b and w picture you posted? 
 

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

 Indeed, among New Agers there are some who believe they were xyz 
o'-so-important person. This is often cited as proof it is all phantasy.

Tell that to Buddha and Patanjali, who musta been deluded by the Old Agers. If 
fact there are Westerners who see that as proof that Buddha and Patanjali 
were just indoctrinated Asians. Thus they say I don't believe the bullshit of 
those old bastards 'cause I ain't no fawning yoga-phant.

As a case in point to Turq and Share, when I was 12 years old I was sitting at 
the kitchen table eating something. Suddenly I was a man sitting at an outdoor 
table drinking coffee in a smaller cup and reading a news paper. It was printed 
in gothic script. I especially remember the feeling of self-assurance along 
with the actual optical view of the street and the cars. Then suddenly I was 
sitting back at the kitchen table, feeling how good it was but unable to place 
that into an experiential framework. I never told my Southern Baptist parents 
because such things could never be real. 

Musta been the devil had a bulls-eye on my back 'cause as a 12 year old I was 
so important that he had to pre-condition me to receive the Hindu devils. But 
now I know the truth ... Seraph has liberated me from my illusion with good ol' 
Western psychologistic rationality. 

No need for experience when you've actually know the rational truth ... now 
that we have finally jettisoned neolithic myths. Eureka!
  
 

 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
   Re [empty's statement that]: The residual effect was that I taught
 myself how to conduct my conscious mind to see into past lives.:
 
  Look - if you and others could really access past-life information
 you could tell the rest of us stuff that wouldn't otherwise be
 explicable. The fact that you can't demonstrate such knowledge shows
 that your supposed recollection is a construction. I mean, think about
 it: if you could tell us (say) the true identity of Jack the Ripper you
 would get the Nobel Prize for Physics for overturning the current
 scientific paradigm.
 
 I think you're letting your Western sensibilities lead you astray.
 There *are* techniques for accessing memories of past lives,
 but don't confuse them with New Age Bullshit and I-Wish-I-
 Had-Been-Cleopatra-So-I'll-Claim-I-Was fantasies. Such real
 techniques tend to be taught only privately to students who
 can be trusted with them, and are usually preceded by a
 warning similar to Whatever you find out is likely to be
 interesting, but essentially a waste of your time, because
 it's all about the past. It's what you do Here And Now that
 is important, and counts.
 
 I have been exposed to such teachings, but didn't pursue them
 because frankly I wasn't interested. My personal past-life
 recollections always came upon me rather than me search-
 ing for them, and they always came in such a spectacular
 fashion that it was difficult to confuse them with fantasies
 I made up or wanted to be true. (My flashbacks always
 happened during waking state, and involved actually *seeing*
 and *being part of the scene* from the past, not imagining it.
 
 As entertainment goes, they were just great. But as far as
 having any value, I think the jury is out on that. :-)
 
 As for the Jack The Ripper thang, how could anyone's past-
 life recollection shed any light on that unless they happened
 to be there, and in a position to have witnessed the events?
 
  Did you ever 

[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Transcendental Meditation Revolutionary Mission:

2013-11-13 Thread doctordumbass
Yeah, I tend to see the flashy experiences the same way, *that* they are 
happening, and how to make that relevant to daily life, vs. getting hung up on 
the forensics. Practical application, whether it be immediate, or a longer term 
learning.

I really appreciated your clear as day recollections of your soul/dharmic 
thread/jiva's past lives. You made it come alive, with this last recollection, 
horribly, yet I could really see it, and thank God, it is from the past. Or as 
you said, to paraphrase, a parallel slipstream, of space-time, easily engaged 
if one is open to whatever comes. 
 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
 
 If you had a flashback that convinced you you were Jack the Ripper in a 
 previous life should you hand yourself in to the police? 
 Could you count on the statute of limitations getting you off the hook? 
 Could you claim in mitigation that you weren't yourself when you committed 
 the murders? 

 I'm going to comment on this, and leave the musings below to others. No 
offense, but the above stuff is way funny, and creative, and that tickles my 
funny bone. But -- having kinda been there done that with this experience -- 
theorizing about it doesn't really float my boat. 

I'm like that with many of my most interesting spiritual experiences. I was 
there. I experienced these things, some of them that fall into the Blade Runner 
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe category. But I can't tell you 
definitively what they were. Heck, I'm still trying to figure many of them out 
myself. 

Maybe it's a Buddhist thang. They were never all that interested in the why 
things are happening, only in *that* they are happening, and how to make the 
best of that. I'm kinda drawn that way myself. 

  No one picked up on my alternative suggestion that memories of previous 
  lives could be explained not by any one individual going through a serial 
  succession of different life stories but rather could be explained as 
  someone accessing our common, racial memory. 
 By what mechanism? 
 1) Occultists talk about shells of the dead left behind in the astral 
 realm. Really, though, the shells are used to explain what mediums access 
 when they contact the recently deceased. The shells dissipate over time so 
 wouldn't explain distant memories. 
 2) Memories are passed on through our DNA by some unknown mechanism? (This 
 wouldn't work for Michael's recall of being a pious hermit in medieval France 
 - unless he had a relapse into sinful passions - monks don't have kids.) Of 
 course, the further back in time you peer the more common ancestors we all 
 have. 
 3) All human (and non-human) life experiences are stored in the Akashic 
 Records. This looks the most promising line to take. 
 The advantage of this theory - that past-life memories are simply people 
 accessing the Akashic field - are: 
 (i) It explains why more than one person can claim to have memories of an 
 historical figure. 
 (ii) It fits better Buddhist ideas of anatta. 
 (iii) It explains why Cleopatra pops up so much; her thumbprint on the 
 Akashic field is bigger than most peoples. 
 
 
 
 ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@ wrote: 
 
 fwiw, I figured we had all been in a previous life together and then a healer 
 mentioned that out of the blue about a month ago. My intuition says Atlantis 
 but I've not had any experiences to confirm. Hope we get it right this time 
 around (-: 
 
 
 
 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:47 AM, TurquoiseB turquoiseb@ wrote: 
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote: 
  
  Sounds like a dream while being awake. Any slippage into another time 
  dimension makes it seem probable these dimensions exist simultaneously with 
  the present. 
 
 Personally, I suspect this is the case. That is, that all of these events are 
 happening simultaneously, and that something just occasionally enables us to 
 step from one pseudo-timestream to another. 
 
  I wonder what it is in our brains or in the frequency of the dimensions 
  called time that causes a momentary ability to be able to see sine past 
  event. And are you sure it is a former you that is participating or simply 
  the current you who has slipped, temporarily, into another time frequency 
  and can simply see what happened back then in that spot? 
 
 Again, I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, or to theory or 
 hypotheticals. For me, this experience (whatever TF it was) always had a 
 strong sense of I being identified with the person whose eyes and ears I 
 was using to witness the scene. 
 
  Whatever the case or the reason it is something I would like to experience 
  as long as it didn't freak me out too much or the event wasn't too violent. 
 
 There have been the occasional violent flashback, but for some reason they 
 didn't really freak me out. Probably the most violent was in a basement room 
 of the Papal Palace in Avignon, 

[FairfieldLife] RE: Long-haired men

2013-11-13 Thread s3raphita
And yes, I know about Eden Ahbez. The bicycle! Ahead of his time, or what?
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NaWYZI2Nzo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NaWYZI2Nzo

 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Here's a funny thing. Remember how the Beatles' mop-tops became popular from 
1964 onwards? Then with each subsequent album their hair appeared longer until 
at some point they were overtaken by the long-haired hippies in the USA and 
seemed to be playing catch-up. Well, a BBC documentary I saw tonight says that 
the first true long-hairs were in England way back in 1960! Don't believe me? 
Take a look at this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsQSOf6_ow 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsQSOf6_ow
 Were there long-haired males in the USA before 1960 among the beatniks?  

 




 


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