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How things came to be

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by ZenMonkey, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. ZenMonkey

    ZenMonkey St. James VII

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    Like cow tipping .... How did this practice come to be? Was somebody out in a field trying to make a cow sit like a dog and got tired of trying so instead waited until it fell asleep and pushed it over? Sounds like tares and the wheat parable in the bible. I guess someone got pissed and couldn't make this or that happen, so chose dirty deeds over letting **** be.
     
  2. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Alcohol.

    That's what caused it. Some drunk person leaned up against a cow. She tipped. Hilarity ensued. The rest is history.
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Alcohol is probably our most equal opportunity drug. It can be the stimulus for some of our greatest victories or the blame for some of our worse defeats...
     
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  4. ZenMonkey

    ZenMonkey St. James VII

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    The whole "I don't want to remember what I'm about to do syndrome" ... I'll pass on the too intoxicated to remember or think, but it's nice to take the edge off on occasion.

    "Misery loves company"

    Any ideas on how that phrase came to be?
     
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    Some say its no more than legend, and impossible to do.
     
  6. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Sames as: "Lie with a dog, you're going to get fleas." It's simple folk wisdom.

    I also like: "You have to break the bud for the rose to grow."
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Cows have experienced worse things from humans.
     
  8. Amanaki

    Amanaki Living in the moment

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    Cow tipping explained by the Big bang theory series
     
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    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    I am interested to find out how things like Marmite came to be.

    Ciao

    - viole
     
  10. ZenMonkey

    ZenMonkey St. James VII

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    I'm sure most living creatures present on this planet have.
     
  11. ZenMonkey

    ZenMonkey St. James VII

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    I should look that up but I won't. Maybe you can help educate me on what exactly Marmite is?? I would say Gracia but I'm not Italian, but bye or is it hello? Either way, I dig the greeting or departure or both.
     
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    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    Marmite? An English speciality. Which only Englishmen can eat. There is an Australian version called Vegemite, which is now featured at the Museum of the most disgusting food in Malmö, Sweden. Together with bat soup and goat eyeballs salad.

    Ciao

    - viole
     
  13. ZenMonkey

    ZenMonkey St. James VII

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    Like Spam but no meat ... Understood. I eat meat, but then I don't mind dying. I eat meat and honor the circle. who knows, I may end up on a plate of sorts if not already. Survival of the fittest ... I don't mind. We gottfight for everything nowadays, even the right to party. Go figure ... The beastie boys had it right all along. I can't nevermind the sabotage though. It's too difficult to just let go and let be.
     
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    I eat meat, too. I don’t care. I also smoke huge cigars and get totally drunk, at times. Being a swede and all.

    living is more than surviving, especially when you know where we all are going to end.

    Ciao

    - viole
     
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    'mud ~~ Life is Stuff ~~
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    But !!!!!!!! ........yeast droppings ???????
     
  16. ZenMonkey

    ZenMonkey St. James VII

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    Same box I would presume. I agree on life is more than surviving, or rather that it should be about more than surviving. It isn't nearly as simple as that sometimes it seems around here though.
     
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    Well as the prologue in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata states:

    Sauti then said, 'Having bowed down to the primordial being Isana, to whom multitudes make offerings, and who is adored by the multitude; who is the true incorruptible one, Brahma, perceptible, imperceptible, eternal; who is both a non-existing and an existing-non-existing being; who is the universe and also distinct from the existing and non-existing universe; who is the creator of high and low; the ancient, exalted, inexhaustible one; who is Vishnu, beneficent and the beneficence itself, worthy of all preference, pure and immaculate; who is Hari, the ruler of the faculties, the guide of all things moveable and immoveable; I will declare the sacred thoughts of the illustrious sage Vyasa, of marvellous deeds and worshipped here by all. Some bards have already published this history, some are now teaching it, and others, in like manner, will hereafter promulgate it upon the earth. It is a great source of knowledge, established throughout the three regions of the world. It is possessed by the twice-born both in detailed and compendious forms. It is the delight of the learned for being embellished with elegant expressions, conversations human and divine, and a variety of poetical measures.

    In this world, when it was destitute of brightness and light, and enveloped all around in total darkness, there came into being, as the primal cause of creation, a mighty egg, the one inexhaustible seed of all created beings. It is called Mahadivya, and was formed at the beginning of the Yuga, in which we are told, was the true light Brahma, the eternal one, the wonderful and inconceivable being present alike in all places; the invisible and subtile cause, whose nature partaketh of entity and non-entity. From this egg came out the lord Pitamaha Brahma, the one only Prajapati; with Suraguru and Sthanu. Then appeared the twenty-one Prajapatis, viz., Manu, Vasishtha and Parameshthi; ten Prachetas, Daksha, and the seven sons of Daksha. Then appeared the man of inconceivable nature whom all the Rishis know and so the Viswe-devas, the Adityas, the Vasus, and the twin Aswins; the Yakshas, the Sadhyas, the Pisachas, the Guhyakas, and the Pitris. After these were produced the wise and most holy Brahmarshis, and the numerous Rajarshis distinguished by every noble quality. So the water, the heavens, the earth, the air, the sky, the points of the heavens, the years, the seasons, the months, the fortnights, called Pakshas, with day and night in due succession. And thus were produced all things which are known to mankind.
    And as Jed McKenna wrote in his book "Dreamstate":

    “I am the Great Beholder”, he thought, “but there is nothing to behold. I am
    Pure Awareness, but there is nothing to be aware of. There is only me so
    there’s nothing to see, but maybe I could imagine something else!”
    And thus was born the Illusion of Appearance.
     
  18. Nowhere Man

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

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    You mean it's not like Elder Scrolls Oblivion where you would learn a cool paralysis spell and run around the countryside tipping cows and watching them roll down hill?
     
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