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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2011, 16:15:37 »

"You guys are good,
My mind draws a blank
Anticipating a thought"
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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2011, 16:19:51 »

loling because its a joke? or loling because you believe summer doesnt understand it?

I lol at ether but doesnt mean I'm joking around with him.


loling because it was a joke.  i thought we were all having some good fun until people started getting their panties in a bunch (summer, somerandom).

that's why i hate the internet sometimes.  tone is just lost and then something that was meant to be humorous turns into something stupid.  i guess it helps when people don't think they are "more enlightened than others".

interesting side note.  when i was in 11th grade, me and a friend wrote "I am more enlightened than you" on our shirts in big permanent marker.  i got expelled the next day.  it's called spiritual pride and i got my comeuppance for being spiritually prideful.
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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2011, 16:19:51 »

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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2011, 16:53:01 »

jesus this,
moses that,
abraham hit me with a wiffle ball bat

This made me smile and that's what it's all about! grin

loling because it was a joke.  i thought we were all having some good fun until people started getting their panties in a bunch (summer, somerandom).

that's why i hate the internet sometimes.  tone is just lost and then something that was meant to be humorous turns into something stupid.  i guess it helps when people don't think they are "more enlightened than others".

interesting side note.  when i was in 11th grade, me and a friend wrote "I am more enlightened than you" on our shirts in big permanent marker.  i got expelled the next day.  it's called spiritual pride and i got my comeuppance for being spiritually prideful.

Chill, personalreality. This is not about some being more enlightened than others. This is a fun contest inspired by a Buddhist event. There is no comeuppance here and people can be as spiritual as they want. No need to take things so seriously and no need to accuse anyone of "getting their pants in a bunch" either. The enlightened mind is compassionate and serene. There is only a sense of comeuppance when egos are bruised... smiley

Take a look at Stookie's post as a good example of how I'm looking at these verses:

"You guys are good,
My mind draws a blank
Anticipating a thought"

This has its own value. It is good because it is very honest. There is a story of wise monks discussing who is the most enlightened. Neither of them were enlightened. The one who was announced by their master as being "awake" was a monk who was very simple and did nothing but sweep the temple all day. This monk was laughed at by the rest. When he was declared enlightened the others were jealous and asked their master why. The master explained that while they were busy arguing about who was the most enlightened, the "simpleton" was busy sweeping not only the temple but the corners of his mind too...
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2011, 16:57:49 »

When people dont think they're more enlightened then others? If you read mine you would see I claim we are all enlightened.
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lol.

proving it to YOU.  hilarious.


Yeah we're the ones getting our panties in a bunch...
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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2011, 17:10:18 »

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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011, 17:26:01 »

If I'm completely honest I sat at my computer for about 15 minutes before i managed to come up with mine, and i took it very seriously.  shocked
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011, 18:20:19 »

LOL grin
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2011, 21:40:46 »

ohhh, i'm joining in!!
I am just like a penny, in more ways then one. I fall from people’s grasps, and they can’t be bothered to pick me up, so they walk past. So many people step on me without noticing. But i am hard, i don’t bend, and i don’t break, even if my surface becomes dull. I wait, with patience, till someone takes a chance on me. Till someone lifts me up again. I stay quiet and watch as the world around me changes, and i travel from one life to another, without anyone noticing, without anyone caring. I become a nuisence, always there, but never enough. I can’t help anyone, i can’t make an impact, but perhaps every penny is lucky? Perhaps, someone will learn that i don’t just wait in the background, i wait until you need me, because by then i know you, and you have yet to know me. And then i can help. Because i have done nothing but listen, so now i know it all. This is me, small and insignificant, just like a penny.

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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011, 10:41:20 »

Welcome and your verse has been noted! grin
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« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2011, 15:23:10 »

The wind blows and I struggle headlong.
Unmoved.
The wind blows and I relent.
Free.
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« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2011, 18:43:08 »

Another,
 The rays of a thousand suns light our night sky.
 Yet we see them not as they are today.
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« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2011, 19:02:28 »

Another,
 The rays of a thousand suns light our night sky.
 Yet we see them not as they are today.
I love that one.
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« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2011, 20:46:46 »

Hmmm...some nice verses and we are getting close to the big announcement! cool
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« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2011, 22:07:42 »

I want people to write me a verse here. After three pages, the one that shows me deep understanding will be given the "Enlightened One of Astral Pulse" title. In fact, every three pages there will be an enlightened member. I think it will be a lot of fun. Hurry, hurry...

I want = “command”

people = “Individual conscious awareness’s”

to write me a verse here =  “Orders”

After three pages, the one that shows me… = “Individual consciousness’ compliant will entertain the ‘me’ commander”

… shows me deep understanding will be given… = “reward” for compliance and…

…given the "Enlightened One of Astral Pulse" title. = “winner” implies “losers”

In fact, every three pages there will be an enlightened member.  = ‘don’t worry losers, you get another chance to prove yourselves worthy…

I think it will be a lot of fun. = “Entertain I”

Hurry, hurry... = “Do It Now” implies boredom.  Implies so much!

Hey summerlander, nice game!  Bugger that not everyone can play! 
You are a ‘people’ yes, so could enter the competition yourself, and even show yourself ‘deep understanding’ and win the title!
That would be awesome I imagine!  (No I am serious – not being sarcastic either.)
 
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« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2011, 22:49:09 »

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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2011, 00:09:32 »

btw – I am not against ‘games’ as such, but have learned not to be distracted by any that involve winners and losers, even where ‘no harm done dude’ applies.
Rather my comments reflect how I filtered the data of the original post of this thread and came to the conclusion that I cannot play unless the ‘rules’ are slightly adjusted to accommodate.
As in, something along the lines of – “You can still contribute your verse even if you don’t want to win any title” which signifies that it is not about one personalities interpretation of who you are in relation to them, or their quest for deep understanding.

Then again, having such a rule equates to just sharing your verse in the section already created for that purpose, for any whom might receive from it.

On a bigger playing field, such as the Astral Realm, there are many such games being played but they all add up to the same thing…distraction from what it is these distractions conceal.

So we learn to ‘see through’ the distractions, if we are able to.

We Are All Enlightened In The Heart Of Who We Really Are – ONE.

"Winners!" but with no ‘losers’ to compare with.   cool


 

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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2011, 00:25:46 »

Interesting interpretation of the "data" from my first post, Wi11iam! grin

Btw, thanks for the suggestion of contributing a verse even if one does not wish to win! Members...feel free to post here regardless of whether you want to win the title or not. I will bestow the title on anyone regardless of their intentions, btw! cool

I won't contribute a verse here but whoever I pick as the Astral Pulse Buddha (APB) will have posted that which I probably would have posted in order to impress myself and win. cheesy
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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2011, 15:02:13 »

another one!! Cheesy
The only difference between good and evil,
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and who is judginng


and another, coz im dead bored lol

You say i cheated
i say i was clever enough to find alternative means to reach the same goal
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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2011, 16:11:11 »

You say i cheated
i say i was clever enough to find alternative means to reach the same goal

That's what she said.
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« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2011, 18:07:07 »

I will bestow the title on anyone regardless of their intentions, btw!

Interpretation....interesting.  You're an artist, summerlander. cool
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« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2011, 19:21:58 »

I will bestow the title on anyone regardless of their intentions, btw!

Interpretation....interesting.  You're an artist, summerlander. cool


I am indeed! cool

another one!! Cheesy
The only difference between good and evil,
is who is watching
and who is judginng


and another, coz im dead bored lol

You say i cheated
i say i was clever enough to find alternative means to reach the same goal

Thanks for your further input! wink

STOOKIE is Astral Pulse's first BUDDHA!!!



I hereby bestow the robe of ENLIGHTENMENT upon you. I picked your verse because it is honest and simple, as the enlightened mind is. Consider yourself the first Astral Pulse Buddha (APB). You have shown me deep wisdom and made me understand the true nature of reality.

"You guys are good,
My mind draws a blank
Anticipating a thought"


I must say, it was a toss between Stookie and SomeRandom. grin
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« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2011, 22:38:07 »

Members...feel free to post here regardless of whether you want to win the title or not. I will bestow the title on anyone regardless of their intentions, btw! cool
 


Now that is a hoot!  You use the exact same trick/illusion that James Randi and his disciples use!
Well, I still can’t join your game, because you haven’t actually changed anything.
cheesy 


Btw, thanks for the suggestion of contributing a verse even if one does not wish to win!

Yes – I wanted to see how you responded.  You responded predictably.

I won't contribute a verse here but whoever I pick as the Astral Pulse Buddha (APB) will have posted that which I probably would have posted in order to impress myself and win. cheesy

 I am certain that you will have no deep understanding at the end of this process summerlander – you will just have more confirmation that individuals are so easily led down whatever garden path you want to lead them, which is no more or less a deep understanding than any other artist who practices such self bemusing games.

The question is, do you realise this (do it purposefully) or not (have no purpose...it is just what you do 'naturally')
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« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2011, 23:47:58 »

Oh, come on now. Let's not be too hard on S.L. and his intentions. After all, he comes from a people who are predisposed to organising things and taking charge. They can't help it ; it's in their blood.   rolleyes   Didn't you ever read or watch, "Bridge Over River Kwai"? I mean, Alec Guinness, you know?! grin 
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« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2011, 00:41:18 »

zomg I'm a loser  cry cry cry cry cry cry


jaykaying   tongue
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« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2011, 01:26:58 »


zomg I'm a loser  cry cry cry cry cry cry


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Nothing that we can comprehend
The universe is forever expanding
Our minds always growing
Understanding is an illusion of wanting
The truth we wont comprehend
We are enlightened from the beginning


That's not too deep of understanding - try again loser! (JJ) cheesy
I think you said it better when you wrote:

"This reminds me of beautiful katamari" Smiley










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