Snarky one liners are a categorical imperative. Or they would have been, if Kant had a sense of humour.
Urgh, this is what I hate about PD.com, it is the only site in existence where a perfectly good spam thread can be misused for high quality discussions. I hate you all.
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too bad the Grammy's can't look beyond the mainstream
"To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve — as if you might die in the next instant."
- Taisen Deshimaru
"The Way of the Sword and the Way of Zen are identical, for they have the same purpose — that of killing the ego."
- Yamada Jirokichi
"To confuse the indivisible nature of reality with the conceptual pigeonholes of language is the basic ignorance from which Zen seeks to free us. The ultimate answers to existence are not to be found in intellectual concepts and philosophies, however sophisticated, but rather in a level of direct nonconceptual experience."
- from Games Zen Masters Play, by Robert Sohl and Audrey Carr (p. 15)
"So, instead of telling us what the problem is, Zen insists that our whole trouble is just our failure to realize that there is no problem. And, of course, this means that there is no solution, either."
- Bruce Lee
"When the swordsman stands against his opponent, he is not to think of the opponent, nor of his enemy’s sword movements. He just stands there with his sword which, forgetful of all technique, is ready only to follow the dictates of the unconscious. The man has effaced himself as the wielder of the sword. When he strikes, it is not the man but the sword in the hand of the unconscious that strikes."
Hah. You think that's bad, look at this Greyfaced behavior:
OK, serious question here: when was the last time a country successfully occupied Afghanistan? And by successful, I mean both entering and leaving of their own free will, having achieved their overall strategic objective.
You're saying we need to revive Genghis Khan, aren't you?
The Taliban has a permanent presence in 72% of the territory of Afghanistan, up from 54% last year, and is expanding its control beyond the rural south of the country, the International Council on Security and Development, formerly the Senlis Council, says in a report today.
The independent thinktank and research organisation says three of the four main routes leading out of Kabul, the capital, are threatened by the Taliban.