A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

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A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by Great Sage EofH » Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm

For me there's a few things that are non-starters.

What I describe as "introspective, Self-Help" Buddhist paradigms, e.g. navel-gazing

Teachers that teach endlessly about the teacher relationship (insecurity)

Teacher that preach supporting the sangha but really are asking for more of your money.

Bullying, preaching, looking down on others, attitudes of superiority. Especially bullying and picking on beginners and new people.

Driving 4 hours to a sangha meeting where the teacher's only message is "give me money" (did i repeat that?)

Driving 4 hours to a sangha meeting after 8 hours of work and the teacher invites everyone to take a nap. (I could have stayed home)

Listening to Buddhist teachings from someone who's only lineage is in Hindu yoga, if even that.

Listening to someone say they have transcended "self" but only teach self-help, self-involved teachings

People whose only purpose in posting seems to be about drawing attention to themselves.

Claiming to be advanced, yet have no clear understanding of the 3 Dharma Seals and why they are important.

I don't mind that people struggle with these messages, as I fully understand that in mass-media culture we are saturated with selfish, self-centered, self-absorbed, self-involved SELVES. But if you seriously think I have the time and patience for messages that revolve around these issues, I've got news for you. The best thing for people that have these hang-ups is one less person willing to listen to them drone on. At best, acknowledge, nod, move on.

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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by desert_woodworker » Thu May 02, 2019 3:51 pm

Pet peaves?

First rule of stock-investing is, "No pets".

--Joe

p.s. I liked the one about the nap, though (but yes, ouch).

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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by Larry » Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm
For me there's a few things that are non-starters.
Glad I'm not guilty of any of those :lol:

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Post by Spike » Thu May 02, 2019 7:07 pm

Looks like someone told the little guy to say, "Cheeseburger!"

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Post by Spike » Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Pet peaves?
"Peave": wonderful, if unintended, portmanteau word for peace/love.

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Post by desert_woodworker » Thu May 02, 2019 10:35 pm

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm
For me there's a few things that are non-starters.
My hybrid car, since model-year 2002, has no starter.

It moves out under electric power (motor), and the IC (gasoholic) motor kicks in when the times are right.

Stopped at a stop light, the IC motor goes to sleep. Ka-boom, ba, quietly, and at only Richter 1-2. When I first test-drove the Super-White / Desert-White beauty in early 2003, I thought I'd stalled it, at a light. Learned fast though, that that was just the way of Nature, made in Japan.

For long years before, I drove a bus. Type 2.

This new-fangled vehicle was my first in the desert that has air-conditioning ("cooling", we call it). I still praise it to the heavens (out of ear-shot of it; Knock wood). But, dang, no more Peace-Signs thrown by My Generation, from the sidewalks, and no more easy-welcoming-mark am I, to pick up hitch-hikers. Fifteen years and more of trouble-free cruising with this little 52 MPG jewel, well, only a few other things could be left desired. Thing One is to restore the old bus. Been in the yard up on stands. My Retirement project. Maybe I can post some pics, in a few. It should get new paint, too. "The Blue Bus, is callin' us". Mine is White/Blue; Blue/White. 1800 cc flat-pack / suitcase dual-carb Porsche engine. Sounds good going down the road. Ashamed to let it lay fallow for so long. Gila Lizards and Chuckwallas use its shade, sometimes, and I'm not one to blame them. Love 'em.

--Joe

ps hard for me to discard old comfortable Pants. Closet gets congested, tho'. So, tnx, for the thread title: time here to ...Cull de slacks.

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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by Great Sage EofH » Fri May 03, 2019 1:23 am

i had 3 micro-busses, 1961, 1962, and 1970 (with a Beetle motor squeezed in). Then a Dasher, then an assortment of things found in Kansas nobody wanted anymore. A Plymouth valiant K car that the aluminum block melted one day, a ford mini van named in Urdu: Chota-Peg (short shot) then VW Golf, one 2002, and now 2018 TSI. I got fantastic deals on the Golf purchases and 0.9% financing both times
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Post by Great Sage EofH » Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 am

Larry wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Great Sage EofH wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm
For me there's a few things that are non-starters.
Glad I'm not guilty of any of those :lol:
"Let the record state: Larry enters a plea of Not-Guilty?" (guffaws heard all around)
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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by desert_woodworker » Fri May 03, 2019 1:41 am

Cars, cars. Bless our cars, and our seats within them. And all of you all, too.

Keep 'em rollin', if you wanna. I wanna.

--Joe

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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by Larry » Fri May 03, 2019 10:57 am

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 am
Larry wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Great Sage EofH wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm
For me there's a few things that are non-starters.
Glad I'm not guilty of any of those :lol:
"Let the record state: Larry enters a plea of Not-Guilty?" (guffaws heard all around)
:lol:

I aim to please :lol:

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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by Kanji » Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 am

Niggles include being loomed over by others in my zendo, which as I'm five feet two and they are all over six foot is all of them, oh and men who talk leeringly about cars, bikes and sprockets :558:

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Post by Dan74 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 pm

Kanji wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 am
Niggles include being loomed over by others in my zendo, which as I'm five feet two and they are all over six foot is all of them, oh and men who talk leeringly about cars, bikes and sprockets :558:
You are ok!! :jump1:

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Post by narhwal90 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Hey, I was manning the welcome desk at our center a couple months ago, a few of us there started b.s.ing about motorcycles, later another member joined us and we switched to zombies- she likes her zombie movies <really> messy. Was a great evening.. :)

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Post by Great Sage EofH » Fri May 10, 2019 3:39 pm

Narhwal is back too!
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Post by narhwal90 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:34 pm

Always here, like a bad cold :D just tryna mind my manners but this is a fun thread.

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Post by Kanji » Sat May 11, 2019 5:41 am

Dan74 wrote:

You are ok!! :jump1:
Thank you, yes, getting there Dan :cat: although after being on morphine for a couple of weeks I'm still a bit trippy! Chemical nirvana :D

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Post by Kanji » Sat May 11, 2019 5:47 am

narhwal90 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Hey, I was manning the welcome desk at our center a couple months ago, a few of us there started b.s.ing about motorcycles, later another member joined us and we switched to zombies- she likes her zombie movies <really> messy. Was a great evening.. :)
Zombies are fun :109: my zendo is mainly bikers, when I first attended I thought I'd walked into the Satanist group by mistake. Great bunch of lads. :D

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Post by Larry » Sat May 11, 2019 2:12 pm

:lol:

Sounds just like the back(est) of the bus with Fuki and Lily Munster :D

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Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Post by narhwal90 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:27 pm

... wondering if I should read some of the sketchy koans that somebody wrote on the back of the seat in front of me ... :mrgreen:

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