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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2012, 02:09:48 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2012, 06:26:08 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2012, 04:45:44 PM »



Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.

(I thought I would type out the words on the inspirational things so that I might more easily find them with a search.)  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2012, 07:35:38 AM »

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn't matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone else that their path is wrong." - Hindu Teaching
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2012, 02:15:08 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2012, 01:56:28 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2012, 07:02:19 AM »

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn't matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone else that their path is wrong." - Hindu Teaching


When I first read this I smiled, thinking how "relativistic" many who believe they "own" the the Truth, or belong to the "one true religion (theirs, of course) would find it.

As I gave it further thought though it came to me how brilliant the imagery is. I chose to think of it in terms of streams rather than paths. As we think about how water flows down a mountain, it is clear that it starts from a single point. It moves down and encounters some obstruction that splits the flow, yet the water continues to flow down. This process happens inumerable times as the flow encounters obstructions or gullies and constantly splits. If one wants to find where the water ultimately came from though one has to simply follow the stream up the mountain as it continually joins with other streams doing the same. The streams may look quite different going up, flowing through terrains that are quite different, with very different exposures to the elements. Yet in the end they are all streams flowing frome the same "creator."

Looked at this way, each journey that moves up the mountain brings us closer to a fuller part of the Truth. As long as we continue the journey we can only end up at one ultimate point regardless of which stream we follow. And of course the reverse is also true. Flowing down from the top is the grace that is the stream flowing down endlessly through each branch. There may be seasons of dryness in a branch, or a patch of rough water, but even if we can only follow the dry stream bed we will eventually rejoin the river.

Being in one of those dry stream beds myself right now I find that very encouraging. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2012, 07:17:10 AM »

You are right John. I can not help but be reminded of Leonard Servat here. We were looking for the holy grail in a rpg thread in CAF (one of it's more honest ones for sure) and as much as i was looking for clues, and looking for a timeline to see if we were getting closer, he stopped me in my tracks. he said, "it does not matter how long it takes, and we may never find it...but we must be more aware of the journey than the destination...although this is our ultimate goal. The journey will carry you, if it is with god"

so around the mountain is someone worried about the destination, without the accumulation of the journey with others. They missed the point.

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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2012, 03:04:18 PM »

I saw this on another board, as the given reason for locking a thread.  I just had to have it here.  Grin






Boy, wouldn't it be something if we actually enforced that around here?  ROFL!
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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2012, 03:51:48 PM »

Boy, wouldn't it be something if we actually enforced that around here?

Since this is an obvious criticism of the board's moderation, in clear violation of the forum rules, I feel compelled to suspend you for a period of 30 days.  Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2012, 07:48:42 PM »

ROFLMAO>>>BIG TIME

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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2012, 09:32:50 PM »



Since this is an obvious criticism of the board's moderation, in clear violation of the forum rules, I feel compelled to suspend you for a period of 30 days.  Cheesy


I cannot take this lying down.  I have returned evil for evil regarding this suspension situation.  I have forgiven your only smite.  Now you will shine in the darkness, which btw attacks anyone who seems "too perfect."    Grin

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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2012, 12:06:32 AM »

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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2012, 12:22:57 AM »

That's a Pauling... Cool

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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2012, 07:04:27 AM »

What is the confidence interval for that 20% number? I need to be sure it is statistically valid so I don't get caught short.
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« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2012, 07:09:14 AM »

I have forgiven your only smite.  Now you will shine in the darkness, which btw attacks anyone who seems "too perfect." 

Ha!! Since you were on suspension at the time that was an illegal act so I not only restored my precious smite but gave myself a few extra in case I need to share.  Grin 

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2012, 04:57:15 AM »




It took 11 years, and a great deal of professional help and tons more of volunteer help and love, but my mind has been duly conquered.   Cool  Grin  Cool


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It took 11 years, and a great deal of professional help and tons more of volunteer help and love, but my mind has been duly conquered.   Cool  Grin  Cool


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Not so much a problem for me. A few years back I was at work and I let my mind wander....it never came back.  Undecided
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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2012, 06:42:09 AM »



We were actually discussing this very thought last night at our Franciscan gathering. Since I've often found that when God is trying to send me a message it starts showing up in multiple forms and places maybe He's trying to tell me something.
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We were actually discussing this very thought last night at our Franciscan gathering. Since I've often found that when God is trying to send me a message it starts showing up in multiple forms and places maybe He's trying to tell me something.

Some call that "meaningful coincidences."  It is a very good sign!  Smiley

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