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How enlightened are you?

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Geoff-Allen, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    How enlightened are you?

    If you can live without caffeine,

    If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

    If you can resist complaining,

    If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

    If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

    If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him or her,

    If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

    If you can face the world without lies and deceit,

    If you can conquer tension without medical help,

    If you can relax without liquor,

    If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

    If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, colour, religion, gender preference, or politics,

    Then you have reached the same level of enlightenment as your dog.

    :)
     
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  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    It seems that I'm about 2% enlightened.
     
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  3. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Don't feel to bad - very few of us are even close to matching our canine companions!

    :)
     
  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Feel bad?
    I strive for unlightenment!
     
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  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    At least I don't lick my butt.

    That said , I'm going to make myself a cup of coffee. After all, it is the elixir of the Gods.
     
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  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Braggart.
     
  7. Windwalker

    Windwalker Integralist
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    You know the old saying about why dogs do that don't you? Because they can. ;)
     
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    Does being "Woke" count?
     
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    AT-AT Well-Known Member

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    I'm just waiting for @sun rise to get on, then we can start a debate of who's more enlightened - other people's dogs or sun rise the golden retriever. :)
     
  10. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    I don't have a dog...
     
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    I could
    But I dont.
     
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    Geoff-Allen,
    You must be extremely enlightened to be able to judge all people!!! God is my Judge!!!
     
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    I am a dog.
     
  14. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMHD?

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    I bought a new lamp
     
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  15. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    So is Oddball ! WOOF!! *Grin*
     
  16. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    That's a high attainment.
     
  17. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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  18. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    But are you using it to burn down the house or light your way forward?
     
  19. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Say, about 95%. Have only one question unanswered. :)
    Geoff, I thought you understood the meaning of enlighenment!
    Enlightenment is knowledge.
    Acting in a particular way is a choice. Pacceka Buddha.
     
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  20. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMHD?

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    It"s in the front room and accents it quite nicely.
     
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