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Discussion in 'Fun topics, videos, etc.' started by NorthSky, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. RayDunzl

    RayDunzl Major Contributor Central Scrutinizer

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    Having combined three households, I can feel pretty confident that simply having more stuff (in general) doesn't make me any happier.

    Getting ready to go into severe throw-away mode around here to see what that does to me.

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    How about Zen?

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    Nice quote there:

    "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few."- Shunryu Sukuzi
     
  2. NorthSky

    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    Becoming a free human being in a 7.5 billion people's world living among us.
    Every day people born, people die.

    I'm listening to a music album right now (on compact digital disc from a box-set):

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    ...All day, I got the time.

    Here's a small extract:

     
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  3. Wombat

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    I think Zen is the closest to the simplicity of the Buddha's teachings. I am influenced by it.

    "You know your a professional when you don't like doing it any more"-Unknown musician.
     
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    About a week after your stuff is gone you will need one of those things, be happy!
     
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    No kidding this must be some kind of karmic law. I have had things 10, 15 or even 20 years thinking they'll be needed and hard to find one day. Finally ditch them or sell them. Within 3 weeks I need exactly that thing. Not want it. Not could use it. NEED it. Has happened dozens of times.

    Nevertheless, I think you are better off not keeping stuff and suffering thru the need or being forced to find alternatives.
     
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