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Dystopian Mar 2012 OP
frogmarch Mar 2012 #1
Dystopian Mar 2012 #5
nolabear Mar 2012 #2
Dystopian Mar 2012 #11
RagAss Mar 2012 #3
Dystopian Mar 2012 #12
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #4
leeroysphitz Mar 2012 #7
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #9
Dystopian Mar 2012 #25
Dystopian Mar 2012 #13
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #22
Dystopian Mar 2012 #24
Odin2005 Mar 2012 #6
Dystopian Mar 2012 #14
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2012 #8
Tobin S. Mar 2012 #10
Dystopian Mar 2012 #16
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Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2012 #17
Dystopian Mar 2012 #26
Kali Mar 2012 #15
Dystopian Mar 2012 #18
Malikshah Mar 2012 #19
Dystopian Mar 2012 #23
Dystopian Mar 2012 #20
Kali Mar 2012 #21
Dystopian Mar 2012 #27
Kali Apr 2012 #42
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2012 #31
Dystopian Mar 2012 #32
crunch60 Mar 2012 #34
Dystopian Mar 2012 #35
BrendaBrick Apr 2012 #38
Dystopian Apr 2012 #41
Dystopian Mar 2012 #28
Dystopian Mar 2012 #29
Dystopian Mar 2012 #30
Dystopian Mar 2012 #33
Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2012 #39
Dystopian Apr 2012 #40
Dystopian Mar 2012 #36
Dystopian Apr 2012 #37
Dystopian Apr 2012 #43

Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:54 PM

1. Don't sweat the small stuff. Look beyond the

trivial things in life, the mundane, and strive toward the spiritual.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:55 PM

5. ......

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. One of the sanest men to have ever lived.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn't make any sense.


I think Rumi understood God.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 10:43 PM

11. I agree...

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 08:16 PM

3. Non-Dual thinker.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 10:48 PM

12. Yes...

RagAss

And so very intense....



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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 07:50 AM

4. He was a clone of Adolf Hitler bred in captivity by aliens from Uranus and was fed SPAM.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:01 PM

7. Hey, I know that guy. He still owes me money. n/t

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Response to leeroysphitz (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:14 PM

9. Give it up. The aliens stole it during his anal probe.

 

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

22. Actually, they were just anchor babies from Mexico, but that makes them aliens, right?

 

Hell, Obama's a Kenyan Kim Jong Il wannabe who learned how to be a terrorist in one of them thar Musulem schools for communists.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:01 PM

6. 13th Century Persian poet and Sufi mystic.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:03 PM

14. Truth....fact.

Odin2005

Thank you....

And he went beyond.....


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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:09 PM

8. beyond judgement find mercy.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:24 PM

10. I think so, too.

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:17 PM

17. !

love ya thanks for being you

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:07 PM

15. I've been to his mausoleum.

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Response to Kali (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:21 PM

18. Words..

Kali

This is too much for words.
How awesome....
I can't imagine how you felt....

I would give anything to go there....if I only could.
Thank you for the link...
I knew it existed, but didn't see photos...

The memory of a lifetime .....



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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:33 PM

19. One of his most famous sentiments. Classic Rumi...classic mystic. The goal of the sufi mystic

is blessed (re) union with God. All other issues are unimportant. The idea is that we do good in order to achieve salvation; to many mystics this is self-conceit. It is not sincere. We do not do evil for we fear punishment and not receiving salvation; to many mystics, this, too, is self-conceit.

To many mystics-- Knowledge, Truth, and Love are what people should focus upon. To transcend the mundane, material world of self-conceit.

To achieve the blessed state of being during the "Yawm al-alastu" (The day of "alastu) in which God took all of humanity from Adams loins and asked the simple question, Am I not your Lord? (Alastu rabbakum?) Humanity answered yes, and then was put back in Adams loins to be born in the future.

Prior to the Yawm al-alastu, all of humanity was in a blessed state of Union (tawhid) with God. When we were born, we were removed from that state of union (tawhid) To the Sufi mystic to ultimate goal is to achieve that state once again. The methods for which I alluded to above.

Sorry for the convoluted clunky phrasing above, but trust me, this is some fascinating stuff once you get into it. (And this come from a definite non-believer)

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Response to Malikshah (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:13 PM

23. .......

Malikshah

Beautifully written ....not convoluted or clunky....
I'm a believer some days ... other days question .....
It's a spirit thing that comes and goes...
But his writings are indeed fascinating ....
Makes one think....dwell...and see in awe.
Beauty opens our eyes....

Thank you for sharing....



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Response to Dystopian (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:14 AM

21. aw I'm sorry

I hate seeing you being treated like this. No damn respect whatsoever. You deserve so much better.
I will tell you my odd Mevlana story tomorrow, going to bed now.

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Response to Kali (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:18 PM

27. I'd love to hear it!

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:46 AM

42. I haven't forgotten about this

but I was sort of hoping to post a few pictures. kind of thought my photobucket problem would be so.ved by now, but we are still working on that

I will post this story eventually, I promise.

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:58 AM

31. He learned "catch phrases" so that he might ensnare other kind hearted women -

in a weird way it is a testament to you... he did learn.

dystopian, you should let out some of those demons...they have no place in your kind heart and gentle spirit.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:33 AM

32. ...........

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Tuesday Afternoon



You're a wonderful friend...

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:09 AM

34. After a terrible loss, this poem conforted me, and still does. For you..

 

After a while....I did tell him the truth...that I would eventually leave...I was always honest.


After A While
By
Veronica A. Shoffstall


After a while, you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.
After a while, you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really are strong.
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn….
With every goodbye, you learn.

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:02 PM

35. ..........

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crunch60

Thank you for the beautiful poem....
You touched my heart, as did the poetry itself.


peace & love to you~

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 10:24 PM

38. Don Henley, imo

is vastly underrated!

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #38)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:51 PM

41. I agree....

BrendaBrick

The Eagles ... enough said.




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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:43 AM

30. ....

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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:22 AM

39. I really do love this one

very nice. thanks.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #39)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:46 PM

40. You're welcome : )

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Tuesday Afternoon




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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:54 PM

43. Peace

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