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by crow
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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Concerning life: no crow thinks it's all about crows; people are the only things that think it's all about people.
by crow
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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When the mind stops trying to figure stuff out, the smog dissipates, and peace reigns.
Resist the urge to try to figure that out :)
by crow
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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In wanting everything to "make sense", one runs the risk of developing the view that everything is something that can, and should, "make sense".
This outlook is a fast-track to lunacy. Reality is not arranged to "make sense" to humans, no matter how smart any particular human is.
by crow
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2865
Views: 341445

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Do you ever wonder if reducing the complexities of life to pills of varying colors is a less than optimal approach?
by crow
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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Views: 341445

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I guess I'm independent in as far as I no longer depend upon doing things in the way people usually do them. Meanwhile, I depend upon my wife, since she is so dependable. After having had a very good and long run as an independent, I concede that it can not last indefinitely. Advancing age suggests ...
by crow
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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What does "independent" mean to you? I'd say there are as many interpretations of the term as there are people to employ it. I've periodically lived completely separated from humans, at great distances from them, penniless, for years at a time. Does this make me "independent"? Especially considering...
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2865
Views: 341445

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Haha. You may get all you think of as 'knowledge' from books, but I get mine from real life.
See if you can discover the difference.
Don't forget to quote sources.
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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Views: 341445

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I disagree for there are no end points to Enlightenment. I have no idea what you're talking about. Obviously. The trick is to pay attention to what you don't know about, so that you do know. Enlightenment is Dharma. The encompassing of all that exists: all there is. To become conscious of it all, i...
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2865
Views: 341445

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When you say things like 'beyond enlightened', it only demonstrates that you have no idea of what 'enlightened' is. Unlike anything else a human may experience, Enlightenment is an end-point. There is a vast gulf separating what is politically referred-to as 'The Enlightenment', which is nothing mor...
by crow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2865
Views: 341445

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It's really quite simple: once you discover that nobody knows anything about anything, and that all they are interested in is persuading other people that they do, it becomes obvious that nothing originating from people has any value whatsoever. For value, dismiss the world of people, and instead tu...
by crow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2865
Views: 341445

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Nothing is 'beyond Enlightenment'.
by crow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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Views: 341445

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Would you say that your interest in MBTI has made you more observant than you were?
by crow
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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Views: 341445

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Aha :) Welcome back to the dubious online world.
by crow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
Replies: 2865
Views: 341445

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You seem to pop a great many pills.
by crow
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Random Notes Thread
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Views: 341445

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'Fraid so. "Forgive them, for they know not what they do", says Jesus. A crow would likely put it more crudely.