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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on Yesterday at 06:14:45 pm »
Yes, I saw that.  My feed is full of Brexit and Yemen and Saudi panic, and then Trump's petulant whining suddenly came through.
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« Last post by Ziegejunge on Yesterday at 06:11:14 pm »
I've been all in on your Gurdjieffian journey this entire time, and for what it's worth I believe you are doing the right thing. I do hope you'll consider returning to the Sacred Movements if and when you feel guided that way, but for now I tend to agree with your sentiments, and this one in particular:

"How is Esoteric Simon Says better than me sitting in a room for an hour doing the limb sensing exercise, or staying present during a conversation?"
[emphasis mine]

Maybe it is better; maybe it isn't. Maybe "better" is s subjective ingredient that is obfuscating something objectively important -- but maybe not! Maybe the "better" element is something you will discover someday, or maybe part of your discovery is that exercises like limb sensing and staying present are what you need to progress, making them indeed "better" in some subjective, possibly transient, sense.

Every individual's journey is unique, no matter how flexible and/or all-encompassing a belief system seems to be. I'm glad to see you applying Discordian elements in your approach to the Gurdjieffian path. I personally presume you're better off for it, and that it will ultimately aid your continued personal growth, development, and exploration.

But what do I know?!
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« Last post by Q. G. Pennyworth on Yesterday at 06:07:22 pm »
What you are describing sounds similar to the complaints I've heard from ex-Scientologists about the OTIII lessons onward. It feels like there should be A Payoff, and you're treading water to get there, trying your best to keep yourself receptive to what you've been promised, to do the work inside yourself to make it happen.

That doesn't mean there's nothing there, but you should know that this is usually the point people who stick around for years look back on and go "I really should have known then."
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Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« Last post by Dildo Argentino on Yesterday at 05:41:51 pm »
If it was edited, there would be italicized script underneath it, saying so.  But you know that.

Well perhaps I had known, but I forgot. It was a while back.
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Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« Last post by Dildo Argentino on Yesterday at 05:40:13 pm »
That sentence was a link to the page.

I literally only saw "You're in luck!  We went through this about ten years ago." Which is not to say there wasn't anything else there, but if there was, I failed to notice it. I have noticed it now, and I will read up on it at the earliest opportunity.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 04:27:29 pm »
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:


Geez, doesn't water freeze at, like, 60 degrees, there?

Water?


It's, uh... It's kind of like unflavored Mountain Dew.

And yes, it's exactly as disgusting as it sounds.

Ugh.  So it basically just gets your mouth wet?

I don't need that. I need someone who will play a few bars on a saxophone when I say something clever.
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« Last post by Cramulus on Yesterday at 04:12:48 pm »
Chao Te Ching Verse 51:

Quote
If you want to be serious,
don't take yourself seriously.
Be open to change,
and bold enough to be the butt of the joke.

When you walk with total certainty,
your head high
like a cosmic schmuck,
you are vulnerable to the old banana peel shtick.

When a schmuck slips,
their face becomes red with embarrassment.
Eris showed them what they did not perceive.
And, be honest, it was funny.

My Discordia's about not taking myself so seriously, being able to turn on a dime, flip the table, laugh at myself, become the next Me.

The self is the messy bedroom. It gets cleaned now and then, but the mess returns. Instead of trying to end the mess forever, Discordia celebrates its return. The precondition for knowledge is ignorance. The jailbreak never ends.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Roger has a point about the pie and cookies
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 04:06:12 pm »
Quote from: Bathory's Sainthood
yeah, but it's pointless to try to change them. One day they'll wake up to find their streets running with blood,
 8)

No, they won't.  Slowly, but surely, their streets will fill up with marching boots.

"Activities" like pie and cookies will be smiled upon by the powers that be, as harmless and distracting.

Pure prophecy from the late lamented Pedro.
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 04:03:59 pm »
I told you guys months ago, if I get in too far, Eris will save me.

I am trying to find one smidgen of text in ANY work about Eris, ancient or contemporary, that would back that statement up.  :lulz:
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