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    • About that Cool Bowman the Internet has Fallen For... (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • yes i saw thevideo last week or so when i was a kid i thought putting the arrow on the outside was correct until i learned differently its a common assumption its too early in the day for me to harmonize with anyone being angry so i hope you will forgive that i havent read the rant yet if the guy is deliberately decieving people then i will feel dissapointed that the cool stuff he does is not real as well as the my usual remorse at the "lying gets me attention" message for karmic purposes i'll go ahead and say right now that the attention one gets by lying always ends up as a hollow and empty attention which ether collapses under ones feet at a most inopportune moment or else makes one a slave to something that doent actually exist basically lies backfire because lies are imaginary and thebpower they offer is transitory and revocable only by standing upon truth do we build power that will last and support us if hes not lying then ive got nothing but praise for a man who canhoot an arrow out of the sky with an arrow of his own
    • Workout Check-In Thread (Last post by Kitsu Tails)
    • Quote: Does horseback riding count? Tons of cardio and strength work in that. I say it counts. Man I am Jealous now!! I havn't had a chance to ride since....geez....over 15 years :( I remember when I did horse back riding as a kid...Talk about a KILLER On the legs, back, arms, heck...the whole body!! If you do jumping its even more work.
    • From time to time a poem (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • crystal light shadows dance in subtle conformity sweet lies sweetly spoken rolling smoothly from her lips falling shattering the cacophony of illusion revealed pierces the essence a soul can die in that sound
    • Songs that have Jedi Teachings, etc... (Last post by Gen Lu Pa)
    • Just one more song from Rush, with beautiful lyrics on the Free Will There are those who think that life Has nothing left to chance? A host of holy horrors To direct our aimless dance A planet of playthings We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive The stars aren't aligned Or the gods are malign Blame is better to give than receive You can choose a ready guide In some celestial voice If you choose not to decide You still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears And kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose free will There are those who think that They've been dealt a losing hand The cards were stacked against them They weren't born in Lotus-land All pre-ordained A prisoner in chains A victim of venomous fate Kicked in the face You can pray for a place In heaven's unearthly estate You can choose a ready guide In some celestial voice If you choose not to decide You still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears And kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose free will Each of us A cell of awareness Imperfect and incomplete Genetic blends With uncertain ends On a fortune hunt That's far too fleet You can choose a ready guide In some celestial voice If you choose not to decide You still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears And kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose free will [video]
    • The Forgiveness Boost (Last post by Vesha)
    • Quote: I never knew until somewhat recently that emotional 'arousal' in psychology does not mean sexual arousal. These days the term aroused often is taken to mean sexual but I don't think it would be accurate in that case. I think the term means more literally to wake up and increase something, in this case emotion's generally, or as Wikipedia says; Arousal is a physiological and psychological state of being awake or reactive to stimuli. It involves the activation of the reticular activating system in the brain stem, the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system, leading to increased heart rate and blood pressure and a condition of sensory alertness, mobility and readiness to respond. I guess it depends on where you from, arousal always usually meant alertness to me. Like "I aroused suspicion by putting my hand quickly into my pocket."
    • 10 Tips for Dealing with Introverts (Last post by V-Tog)
    • Quote: Currently this is one I feel the most! Quote: 8. Many introverts, though not all, find it difficult to express themselves through spoken conversation. It’s much easier and more comfortable for them to get their point across through ancient runes that appear in the middle of the night carved into your forearm, pelvis, and back. I know the feeling. [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
    • Should Jedi carry weapons? (Last post by rugadd)
    • I guess I didn't really answer the question: "Should Jedi carry weopens?" We are a weapon(effective or not), so, moot question. If this references a pistol, or sword, or some other device specifically made to harm another person, I would say it is circumstantial to were and when you are. Put some thought into it and decide for yourself. If this is addressing the issue of someone suggesting Jedi should never, never carry weopens I would call that a close-minded extreme that ignores the practicality of many people's personal circumstances. If it is a general guideline for Jedi not to do this, I could agree to that as long as any individual Jedi was respected enough to make their own decision as far as what they should/need to do themselves.
    • How many do you have? (Last post by Alan)
    • In Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell discusses the mythic symbolism of the ‘spiritual double’ within the context of The Ultimate Boon. The hero journeys to that special place where she might obtain power. Sometimes the boon is stolen, for example, Prometheus and fire, sometimes earned or procured through trickery. One of the many symbols of the boon is, “the inexhaustible dish, symbolizing the perpetual life-giving, form-building powers of the universal source, is a fairy-tale counter-part of the mythological image of the cornucopian banquet of the gods” (Campbell 173). The boon is sometimes a kind of “indestructibility represented in the folk idea of the spiritual double – an external soul not afflicted by the losses and injuries of the present body, but existing safely in some place removed” (Campbell 174ff). The symbols of doppelgangers or clones are a kind of boon of immortality where the hero is more than one person. They possess a kind of immortality because of the difficulty of destroying both souls. The science fiction plot device of countless clones is one form of this mythic immortality as are the fairy tales of doppelgangers. “It is obvious that the infantile fantasies which we all cherish still in the unconscious play continually into myth, fairy tale, and the teachings of the church, as symbols of indestructible being…But the circumstance is obstructive too, for the feelings come to rest in the symbols and resist passionately every effort to go beyond” (Campbell 177). On our own hero’s path to spiritual maturity is the temptation to hear such stories literally. The adventure leads us to enter into the power of the symbol remembering that ‘the menu is not the meal’.
    • Dalai Lama Pizza Order (Last post by Loudzoo)
    • So the Dalai Lama goes into a pizza restaurant and the waiter asks him "What toppings would you like on your pizza? Ham, cheese, mushrooms, onions, pineapple?" and the Dalai Lama replies "Just make me one with everything!" I like this joke but watching a news anchor actually tell it the man himself is even better. Awkward doesn't even come close . . . the joke (of course) was on the news anchor not the Dalai Lama!
    • About the lack of water in Brazil. (Last post by MrBruno)
    • Yes you are right. The problem in general is the lack of water, associated with the mismanagement of funds by our beloved governor (possibly will soon face some protests by people not very happy.). Long ago he was told by the technicians of the country about the problem, but ignored. The even worse is that most of the electricity is generated by hydroelectric here. We are all concerned about the fact but wonder that the news has not been published in any external media. (The government here often stifle all)

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