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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:32 am

    It makes it even better if you had been thinking of an aspect of spirituality before discovering a particular funny piece. Any one can find something funny on the web but it's way more funny if it resonates with you personally.  

    Spirit at it's best says "Why so serious?'


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    Decades ago I used to think it was terrible to make fun of religion but then I discovered why that wasn't true. It's not about disrespecting anyone's beliefs. All is fair game in this game.

    I especially enjoy when something makes me laugh AND makes me think at the same time. It's like opening up a certain door in the brain that isn't normally open.

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    Post  mudra on Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:40 am

    Thubs Up
    That's the point we play hide and seek in the mirror
    and the moment we catch a glimpse of our essence we smile and laugh of relief.
    "Oh oh I am coming out of unconsciousness this is so much fun" Harp

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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:45 pm

    mudra wrote:Thubs Up
    That's the point we play hide and seek in the mirror
    and the moment we catch a glimpse of our essence we smile and laugh of relief.
    "Oh oh I am coming out of unconsciousness this is so much fun"  Harp

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    Yep, I can see you, essentially, saw what precipitated this thread for me.

    It seems the mind's first order of business is choosing what is serious and by a process of elimination the rest is not so much. Once the mind makes it choice it seems impossible to change that course. It's like a missile locked on it's target. The missile once fired doesn't think.........why so serious (a target)?

    Two targets: The Bible or The Neverending Story

    Could it be that they are both versions of the same story? Hollywood does like it's remakes......

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    Post  mudra on Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:37 pm

    JoeEcho wrote:
    It seems the mind's first order of business is choosing what is serious and by a process of elimination the rest is not so much. Once the mind makes it choice it seems impossible to change that course. It's like a missile locked on it's target. The missile once fired doesn't think.........why so serious (a target)?


    Makes me think of the mystery sandwich notion.
    The only way to get anyone stuck to anything is by a mystery sandwich.
    It's two pieces of bread one of which represents the being,
    and the other represents the object of compulsive focus.
    And the two pieces of bread are pulled together by a mystery.
    They are kept together by a volition to know the mystery.
    And this becomes " serious " business.

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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:12 pm

    mudra wrote:

    Makes me think of the mystery sandwich notion.
    The only way to get anyone stuck to anything is by a mystery sandwich.
    It's two pieces of bread one of which represents the being,
    and the other represents the object of compulsive focus.
    And the two pieces of bread are pulled together by a mystery.
    They are kept together by a volition to know the mystery.
    And this becomes " serious " business.

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    Interesting!

    What if being is the mystery. If it 'begins' as a mystery then consequently it's a mystery through and through. It has no frame of reference to not take it's mystery-ness seriously.

    To know a mystery wouldn't be a mystery at all hence it's elusiveness. There is only a trail of breadcrumbs (clues) to go my.



    You know the nearer your (solution) destination.
    The more you're slip sliddin' away.

    Existence......and 'you' thought the slippery side in the backyard was big!

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    I've been following breadcrumbs a long time but in many ways it seems like yesterday....

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    Post  mudra on Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:23 pm

    Well being may be mysterious but it's no mystery to me that I am.
    This I know.
    I have undergone several anesthesias and I would have assumed the I am  awareness would have gone on while the body was unconscious. But no. Nothing.

    Switching from being to not being is interesting. I have come to realize I do this "all the time."
    To be  always and have a universe land on the shore of awareness on and on and on eternally what a nightmare that would actually be. Like never being able to switch the light off.

    When we say we are light beings that is only partially true. Light because that is the state where we perceive things. And then there is also the state of Not being   different in potential.

    Mysteriously I am all that :)

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    Post  Pris on Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:39 pm

    JoeEcho wrote:Spirit at it's best says "Why so serious?'

    Decades ago I used to think it was terrible to make fun of religion but then I discovered why that wasn't true. It's not about disrespecting anyone's beliefs. All is fair game in this game.


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    LOL Joe! Insanely Happy   Coming back at you still in round one!

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    Post  Pris on Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:56 pm

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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:14 pm

    mudra wrote:
    I have undergone several anesthesias and I would have assumed the I am  awareness would have gone on while the body was unconscious. But no. Nothing.

    Switching from being to not being is interesting.

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    What if the perceived gap in time is not a loss of awareness but part of it?

    For illustration purposes, let's say reading a book were a continued awareness from cover-to-cover and a bunch of pages were left blank to symbolize a loss of awareness, would that also be a loss of awareness for the reader of the book?

    .....1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1.......... Sleep, wake, sleep, wake.... gives the illusion of a change in perception and yet there is a strange continuity..... a samsara way about it.

    Funny, on first glance it looks like a bunch of Monks playing Monopoly...

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    At first I realized in preview I was going to post the same picture twice and then I remembered how many times an hour on the drive to grandpas we kids asked:

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    Asking gives way to "the long way home".



    So, when the day comes to settle down,
    Who's to blame if you're not around?
    You took the long way home
    You took the long way home
    Took the long way home


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    Post  Pris on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:18 pm

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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:58 pm

    Pris wrote:

    It's also like a never-ending loop.  If that wasn't the case, we wouldn't be here talking about it, would we?


    Never-ending (story) yes. Puts a whole new perspective on the long way home.

    A real gypsy takes their home with them on any worthwhile trip.




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    I won't run far
    I won't run far

    I can always be found
    I can always be found


    If you need me
    If you need me
    If you need me

    I can always be found
    I can always be found

    (Home can always be found)
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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:07 pm

    Pris wrote:
    LOL Joe! Insanely Happy   Coming back at you still in round one!

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    What was that you say? You need a break between rounds?

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    Post  mudra on Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:28 am

     Enlightened  Exactly Enlightened

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    Post  JoeEcho on Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:05 pm

    The Trinity, otherwise known as "the gangs all here"

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    Post  JoeEcho on Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:45 pm

    Oh 'God'! This is a good one...

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    Post  mudra on Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:30 am

    Ooh yes excellent cheers
    Good one JoeEcho.
    I think the important word there is " know ".

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    Post  JoeEcho on Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:38 pm

    mudra wrote:Ooh yes excellent cheers
    Good one JoeEcho.
    I think the important word there is " know ".

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    It's a funny kind of knowing though. Just because someone "knows" takes nothing from the humor of it all.

    The one that "knows" is right along with.

    If sadomasochist puppet KNOWS it ultimately pulls it's own strings does that make it also...NOT a puppet? And if it's not a puppet who is pulling the strings?


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    Post  JoeEcho on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:33 pm

    Ever curious of what it looks like on the other side?

    Tech support waiing for your call.

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    Post  JoeEcho on Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:57 am

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    Post  Carol on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:47 pm

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    Post  mudra on Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:24 pm

    Meditation is not what you think

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    Post  Carol on Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:26 pm

    Exactly mudra.
    One does not think.


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    Post  mudra on Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:27 pm

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    Post  mudra on Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:31 pm

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    Post  JoeEcho on Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:44 pm

    Thubs Up

    mudra wrote:Meditation is not what you think

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    Strangely enough, that idea did not come from meditation itself.
    Nothing comes from meditation.
    That which 'comes from' is via reflection. Reflection is a trip you take with yourself. If one is trippin' they get what they are asking for. Wink

    Rephrased from phrase shared:

    What comes from meditation is not what you think

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