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    • ADD HEALING REQUESTS HERE!! (Last post by Dechlain)
    • I'm sorry to hear of this development, but I'm relieved he's getting top-notch care. May the Force protect you and your family, master.
    • Love vs Attachment (Last post by rugadd)
    • Love, for me, is to appreciate something(or someone) for what it is. In the case of life, it should be nurtured and allowed to grow. Attachment is a liar. It tells you something in your mind that is often quite different from what is happening. The Jedi path is a very personal one. I cannot speak to what would be best for the community.
    • Why Master And Apprentice? (Last post by Aqua)
    • Quote: Quote: Quote: Sometimes a Master-Apprentice partnership is created between two individuals with like-minded personalities, which allow greater learning to occur for both individuals. Sometimes, a Master-Apprentice relationship is established between opposites, allowing specific 'weakness' to be "ironed out". How can people enjoy forcing other people.. That sounds more like brain washing, forcing someone to learn something as their truth, removes personal opinion. :blush: To say that not being allowed to have opinion creates a barrier between the reality, in a realistic situation where one wants to use the gained knowledge, there will be no alternatives besides the 'model' that was thought! It limits so much.. :dry: It's not about forcing... Different opinions and approaches allow apprentices (and masters!) to learn about themselves (I can remember an almost 2 hour 'discussion' Jestor and I had on one topic). I'm not sure that talking about weaknesses to be ironed out was necessarily the best choice of wording, it's more about apprentices discovering what they can improve on, whether the strategies they have for dealing with topics or situations are good enough, and if there's something they'd like to learn to do they haven't before. Exposing apprentices to new points of view and methods of doing things is, and also helping apprentices to figure these things out for themselves, is one of the purposes of a training master. Apprentices are certainly allowed to have different opinions to their teachers, it wouldn't be teaching if masters were making their apprentices think what they think. Mm.. I was talking about ''ironed out'' part, indeed. There is a difference between correcting, and let the person discover it.. And forcing a person to change.. That was what I tried to say.. Guess I failed to make it understandable :blush:
    • Donald Trump - Noam Chomsky discusses (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • what i liked about this video was the idea that trump makes perfect sense if you consider the narrative thats been fomenting in the conservative right which really believes that evil murderous immigrants are hijacking the country, that theres no such thing as UNradical Islam, and all the rest of the rhetoric promoted by the sensationalist right wing media That anyone would not be as outspoken as trump is the hard part to understand if you believe all of whats being promoted in those circles (which isnt to say the left wing isnt sensationalist BS too)
    • Who are the Jedi? (Last post by Lleiffermawr)
    • Greetings, As a member of the LDS Church, we have the concept of the 'light of Christ' that fills the emptiness of space, that is intelligence and conscience. It is very much like the Force in many ways, and one day I might write an in depth article on this concept, but that time is not now. But, when we become members of the Church we make certain covenants with Divinity, kind of like a legal contract. First of all, we are only accountable for OUR SINS, and we have no concept of "Original Sin". When Adam and Eve took of the fruit, they made a mistake, just like any child. This was not sin in our Church, and maybe I will explain why later on. But when we make these covenants, we promise certain things. To put the seal upon it, this is when we are baptised. It is a symbolic rite of a spiritual agreement. We re-commit ourselves to these promises every Sacrament we take. One of these is the "Word of Wisdom" that we will take care of our body by not over indulging or taking anything into our body that is too addictive, including anything with caffeine and tobacco. For us, after baptism, it is a sin. For other Christian denominations, it isn't. We use water in our sacrament, most other Churches use wine or grape juice. Because we believe alcohol to have detrimental effects on our health. So, a true SIN, is commiting a wrong which you have promised NOT to do in some way shape or form. What is a sin in one culture or religion, may be perfectly fine in another. Let us also make the separation between 'right' and 'legal'. Just because something is legal doesn't necessarily make it 'right'. So in retrospect, it depends on the sin involved...
    • Robes and Sabers (Last post by Airo Faol)
    • Well, the lightsaber may be a symbol. But I'm not that symbolic guy. I only wear a TOTJO charm. Everything else is not an option for me. Gesendet von meinem SM-G935F mit Tapatalk
    • Question of the Day (Last post by MadHatter)
    • Whom do you admire most? In what way does this person inspire you? Please answer in your own journal.
    • Aqua`s Art Gallery (Last post by Aqua)
    • An ocean surrounded by land: Welcome to the border, I am surrounded here people from east, people from south war rips tolerance out in many pieces they are now totally broken and shattered a small town, a huge camp how.. how can this become balanced? my sea rises, my land moves my shelter island, lost at sea give me a compass Aqua, 30-05-2016
    • TOTJO Clergy Structure (Last post by Aqua)
    • Quote: don't think you realise but other people (other than the two of us) could not see the comments you've added. Sorry, I did not know other people could not see it.. I am quite new to google drive/hangout.. :blush: Thanks for changing it! :laugh: ~ Aqua
    • vegetarian/vegan health (Last post by MartaLina)
    • There are a lot of Vegan cookbooks out there , if you buy 2 of them you have a good range of ideas , i know you are not vegan , but i bought one of these to vary the way i cook veggies , i found out i like them stirr fried in a little oil hmm with Kurkuma and a little salt , nom nom :cheer: www.vegan.com/cookbooks/
    • Youtube battle over fair use, copyright, and commu... (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • i couldnt recite the chronology, but people suing each other is definitely not a break from convention lol what i appreciated was the response: the defranco guy in the first video openning a gofundme for h3h3's defense and then h3 saying "well now we're going to make this a public fund for anyone else who finds themself in our position" i thought that was very cool the people involved dont always get along with each other - in some cases they may not even like each other, but there is a shared sense of community and solidarity that transcends individual viewpoints: "principles before personalities" kind of thing thats what i wanted to share
    • Is belief in democracy required of a Jedi? (RELEVE... (Last post by Entropist)
    • Quote: Makes me think it wouldn't be too difficult to go from a meritocracy to a geniocracy - like to test the candidates more, and more appropriately for the job. Though we don't want then too predictable. I guess we each have our little bubbles of speciality and we each assess the candidate in that area to make a judgement. It assumes they don't share either a strength or weakness in that particular area - but nothing is perfect. If everyone did that, then the paper thin spin merchants would never get up!!! Nice observation. Keeping a high standard prevents corruption from opportunists attracted to power.
    • American Dream (Last post by Arkayik)
    • Over-simplification of a complex issue is the hallmark of conspiracy theorists and when you change the scope you get distortions of the view. I'm not saying there is no reason to be concerned about excesses within the current world monetary system. I'm merely pointing out that it's easy to be freaked out about something with which you're not familiar with the nuts and bolts... Get a better perspective on the credit system and how it operates and the historical basis of where we are. Do not allow over-simplification to skew your perspective, but arrive at your own determination based upon your understanding and investigation... Oh, and what is the question?

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