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Old 04-11-2001, 09:31 AM   #1
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Cool Guy zen?

If I post in an empty forum, is it no longer empty?

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Old 04-11-2001, 01:17 PM   #2
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It's still empty. oops

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Old 04-12-2001, 06:58 PM   #3
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...Exactly.

Here's a good one for ya. Say it's raining outside--stop! What is 'it?'

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Old 04-12-2001, 07:08 PM   #4
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"It" describes the atmospereic effects of mosture and paticulites colecting together to form what we call clouds, at various points the clouds water saturaton is greater than the abilitiy to hold it together.

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Old 04-12-2001, 07:10 PM   #5
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where does all of the light go in a black hole?
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Old 04-12-2001, 09:58 PM   #6
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black hole, eh?
reminds me of my last girlfriend...YIKES!
nuthin escaped her gravitational pull.
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Old 04-13-2001, 10:59 AM   #7
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Old 04-14-2001, 09:02 AM   #8
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The light in a black hole illuminates itself.
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Old 04-14-2001, 08:21 PM   #9
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what the heck?!?! whats the code for that smilie?
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Old 04-15-2001, 07:04 AM   #10
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Smile

**increases post count**

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Old 04-17-2001, 03:38 PM   #11
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your cheating redwall
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Old 04-17-2001, 08:30 PM   #12
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Isn't redwall the home of all those rats in that book?

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Old 04-17-2001, 10:22 PM   #13
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*cheats again*

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Old 04-17-2001, 11:35 PM   #14
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how do you do that? I though tthe [img] code was disabled?!?!
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Old 04-17-2001, 11:36 PM   #15
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*bump* oh oops there is nothing to bump this is the only topic lmao
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Old 04-18-2001, 01:47 AM   #16
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Here's a zen smilie for ya:
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Old 04-18-2001, 02:17 PM   #17
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doesn't imao stand for 'In my annoying opinion'?
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Old 04-18-2001, 08:27 PM   #18
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could be. that sounds like one of imladils sayings. noo!!! the dark side or green side or what ever imladil is in is pullin gyou over noo!!!!

I just know lmao mean laugh my a** off
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:49 PM   #19
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Who said I took sides in the first place?
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:51 PM   #20
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Today's topic for zen introspection: 'Where does water come from?'
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Old 04-19-2001, 02:52 AM   #21
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I know :P ..... hmmmm...lemme try.

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Old 04-19-2001, 02:53 AM   #22
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YYYAAARGH!

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Old 04-19-2001, 01:48 PM   #23
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water comes from the ocean. the ocean came from a flood, which might mean that when God created Earth, the earth had a waterlike atmosphere, and when sin on the earth became too great, God allowed all that water to come down and flood the entire earth. of course, noah and his family were in the ark when that happened, and so were animals. so, water came from the sky.
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Old 04-19-2001, 01:54 PM   #24
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water comes from somewhere on our planet...created by god
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Old 04-19-2001, 09:57 PM   #25
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Could it be said that on the greater scale of things, there is only one water...which disseminates, changes form and remains in action...?
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Old 04-20-2001, 01:09 AM   #26
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matter can only be created or destroyed by God.
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Old 04-20-2001, 06:45 AM   #27
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As for the water falling from the firmament, that caused the dinosaur's extinction as it ended the earth-wide tropical environment, and mammals were better able to adapt...

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Old 04-20-2001, 06:51 AM   #28
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causing a temporary Ice age in northern lands, killing off dinosaurs and causing mammals to adapt to the modern Arctic and cold-weather versions...

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Old 04-20-2001, 06:48 PM   #29
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Water can be used as a metaphor for the subconscious mind. When we learn to still its agitation, ripples and resulting distortions, we can see all the way to the bottom.

Holding the water still is the hard part.
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Old 04-20-2001, 09:47 PM   #30
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we are still talking about water right? hey, what does zen mean anyways
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Old 04-20-2001, 10:44 PM   #31
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It's a japanese word for something, I forgot.

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Old 04-22-2001, 09:18 AM   #32
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Zen is a Japanese form of meditation. The student reflects upon a koan or 'riddle.' The koan is a riddle that has no answer which is fully definable with words; contemplation of these, which are intended to point to infinity, can lead one to enlightenment. a well-known such koan is 'what is the sound of one hand clapping?'

I have modified the approach a bit for our purposes here. The koans I (usually) come up with do point to the infinite, but in such a way that discussion is beneficial.

Water as a metaphor for the subconcious is mentioned in Zen Buddhist philosophy. The koan effectively transfixes the water...and allows the meditator to see all the way to the bottom. Curiously, in the Jewish yoga-like meditational system of kabbalah, water is associated with Yesod, the 'sphere' of consciousness where the subconscious resides.

*(Looks at the distance between Japan and Israel on a map.)* Hmmm...
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Old 04-22-2001, 08:36 PM   #33
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umm, ya sure, I got all that
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Old 04-23-2001, 07:47 AM   #34
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Ummm ya, me too

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Old 04-23-2001, 05:17 PM   #35
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Anyway. That's zen.

For today, I have this koan for contemplation: 'Is it dark in the center of the sun?'
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Old 04-24-2001, 12:56 AM   #36
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yep. there is no matter for the suns light or temperature to reflect on. the particles are too tightly packed well, at leaset maybe
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Old 04-25-2001, 07:47 PM   #37
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In the center of the sun, there would be no shadows.

Or would it be 'dark,' as it would be impossible for one to be there to perceive it? We come to a perennial philosophical discussion, one which is usually expressed with the question, 'If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?'

But sound is not light. Sound is a vibrational phenomenon, while light is a thing that is both a particle and a wave...essentially, you couldn't fill a box with sound, but you might be able to fill it with light.

What, then, is darkness?
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Old 04-25-2001, 11:34 PM   #38
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i am darkness...and this darkness is mighty confused by your jibba-jabba....if someone dont stop this nonsense, im gonna beat you into cream cheese!

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Old 04-26-2001, 07:27 PM   #39
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...It occurs to me that there aren't many people who come to this forum.

Is it possible for me to move this to the Pilot's Lounge? How do I do that?

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Old 04-26-2001, 09:14 PM   #40
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Quit your jibba-jabba. I pity the fool who don't beat the crap outta flamin_tie

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