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  •  OMG is right. Wow. Now THAT is historical! (13+ / 0-)
    Massachusetts = Republican surprise win
    That one made me LOL.  

    Who is this Dujan guy to whom they entrusted so many of their "Hopeychangy"™ dreams?

    "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

    by hopesprings on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:33:51 PM PST

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    •  One of the many classic lines from the (20+ / 0-)

      election night coverage:

      Remember:  if you spot someone pushing fear porn today, yell “SHARK!” and then point on in comments that whatever story they’re forcing on readers is fear porn that should be ignored.  
      Yes, just ignore the "fear porn" that was Nate Silver's predictions...and the unfolding real time results.

      Just yell "Shark" and it will all go away.

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:39:29 PM PST

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      •  I believe this is the first time I've ever... (4+ / 0-)
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        Puddytat, kyril, second gen, hopesprings

        ...copied down a sig line on my wall before. I love yours.

        This goes up on my case at work along with "Qui considerat custodes?" and "A (person's) character can best be judged by what they will do when they believe they won't be caught." That's paraphrasing Kierkegaard.

         I haven't read many Buddhist texts. I read the Kangyur  many years ago.

        "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

        by CanisMaximus on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:49:16 PM PST

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        •  I love that Kierkegard! (1+ / 0-)
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          When I first started dating my husband, I used to 'lightly' flirt with others from time to time.  "Harmlessly," I told myself.  It was just what I was used to doing to spice up dull interactions, to make myself feel good.  We had a discussion about it, since it was upsetting to him.  He said something to me that I will never forget and has forever changed the way I approach all interactions of any kind:

          "The way I always act is as if my significant other was standing right there next to me."

          What a simple way of looking at things - and just so ethically correct.  I felt like an idiot because the light bulb went on and I thought, "Of Course!"  I am proud to say I've followed that guide without fail ever since and it's now second nature to me (and it helped me see and remedy the insecurity behind some of my past behavior patterns and interactions.)

          Your Kierkegard paraphrase goes to that.  Always act toward others as if God is watching.  Or, as we say in my own spiritual fellowship, "You're only as sick as your secrets."

          "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

          by hopesprings on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:25:28 AM PST

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    •  um, you've misspelled "hysterical" (0+ / 0-)


      "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:05:01 AM PST

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      •  You're right! (0+ / 0-)

        It must've been a Freudian slip, because it's historical as well.

        Historical delusion.

        "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

        by hopesprings on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:29:53 AM PST

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