Inculcated with deliverable accents….

Ffolkes,

“When washing your face, can you see your true self?
When walking, can you feel the rotation of heaven?
When speaking are your words without guile?
When you shop are you aware of your needs?
When you meet the suffering, do you help?
When you meet conflict, do you work toward harmony?”

~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~

bridge-to-marin

Bridge to Eternity….or, maybe just to Marin…

Hajime…. As if you were unable to tell on your own, I will tediously inform you, it’s a Deng Ming kinda day…. Now, that could seem rather obscure, but, what with the rather obvious quotes bracketing today’s intro, I don’t believe it is. Just read ’em, and weep. Oh, not from pity, or joy, or any of the finer emotions; just weep because I wasted a few more moments of your precious time on Earth relating such nonsense to you. I’d apologize, but, it got us into the next paragraph; rather than exhibit disgusting hypocrisy, we’ll simply move on, just as if it hadn’t occurred.

Some of y’all may wonder, given the unusually strident tone of the first paragraph, whether I have it all together today. To be honest, I haven’t a clue. But, since the Pearl for today is already done, such as it is, I’ll merely continue my search for rational discussion, which may, or may not, serve to fulfill any personal requirements I have for getting this posted in anything like a timely fashion. Oh, wait, timely is never a problem, is it, when one has a Tardis? Oops! Forgot; the Doctor would be ashamed. But, then, he’s pretty emotional, all in all; it’s part of his charm…. Now, where was I, before I so efficiently distracted myself? Oh, right.

That’s about all I’ve got today; it seems my brain is taking a hiatus from actual thought, leaving me with little choice but to close this off, and go finish the ending. Before I completely give away all my secret techniques of time-management, or get too close to actual literature, I’ll do just that. Before I do, I should probably tell you…. No, I’d better not. Better if you don’t know beforehand. Let’s do this, instead….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Metaphysical totalitarianism of any kind stifles the freedom we have as human beings.
It is not acceptable to have a religion where the alternative to faith is punishment
– that’s how you train dogs, not develop people.”

~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~

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Saintsaens

Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer during the nineteenth century, who created a huge body of work during his lifetime. Here are five of his piano concertos, which I like to listen to while working/reading…. Enjoy!….

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Camille Saint-Saëns

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Comedy_Tragedy

Early Observations

Until I knew there was more,
I wanted to know God.
They said he was a nice guy,
and would let me live forever.

All I had to do, they said,
was live my life for Him,
always living by scripture
cleaving only to his Way.

But, everyone I saw in church,
acted different at home.
Living wild, cussin’ and fussin’,
nobody lived like they said.

Still, I tried to be like Jesus,
he was sort of cool.
He never hurt nobody
and walked on the right path.

‘Course they killed him for that,
they couldn’t stand his example.
Turned him into a martyr,
hid his real words among their own.

Then I found the Buddha,
and met Lao Tzu at the gate.
They saw things real different,
showed me how to see straight.

Right thought, and right action
replace blind obedience and faith.
Reality becomes manageable,
fear retreats, the universe expands.

Brother John said it pretty well,
“Imagine there’s no heaven,
it’s easy if you try.”
Sounds like he knew why.

Day to day, life is grand,
we walk in eternal beauty.
Open your eyes and hearts,
find yourself already immortal.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/12/2013

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

And, now, for something a little different…

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“When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school…”

~~ Simon & Garfunkel, “Kodachrome”

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“Look to the essence of a thing,
whether it be a point of doctrine, of practice, or of interpretation.”

~~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, viii, 22 ~~

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“Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale;
were I a swan, the part of a swan.”

~~ Epictetus, Discourses, Book i, Chap. xvi ~~

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“Long years must pass
before the truths we have made for ourselves
become our very flesh.”

~~ Paul Valery ~~

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“Neither fear, nor wish for, your last day.”

~~ Martial (40-102 AD), — Epigram x, 47 ~~

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“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”

~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~

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“Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday..”

~~ The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” ~~

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That’s it. That’s the best I can do this morning, ffolkes, so it will have to do. Before I do, or say something I’ll regret later, I will take my leave. What I’m going to do with it once I’ve taken it, only time will tell. Since I’m already too close to regret for my comfort, I’ll stop trying. I will, however, as always, do this again tomorrow, just to see if we can come up with a different result. Blogging is like that…. Well, it IS! So be it. See ya, ffolkes….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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13 thoughts on “Inculcated with deliverable accents….

  1. There are days when I look in the mirror I cannot remember my name…but the face is familiar…today is gonna be a draft day….I had rather do something else than write…have a good day…later….chuq

    • Hell, today, I can’t even face a mirror; it’d probably shatter… Not to mention what seeing my mug would do to the rest of the day… SIGH…

      Oh, well, just another day in paradice, right? (intentional misspelling; just felt like it…) I’ll be by to join in the fun later on, if I can pull any sort of energy out of the hat… If not, well, I tried…

      You have a good one; I’m shooting for survivable…

      gigoid

  2. “find yourself already immortal”
    I do, Ned, I do… 😉
    Loved your Pearls today; especially ~ Nope, can’t do it. I had a fav until I re-read…
    Now they’re all favs…
    Have a good one, Ned… 🙂
    xoxoxo

  3. WeLL.. FRiEnD Fred here.. gigoid..
    And Oh Lord ‘that’ was a long
    long moment iN getting here
    as the time iS juSt
    totAlly
    esCaPinG
    unto now
    for now
    today
    for
    now.. sMiLes..
    but as Arnold says..
    i’M back.. i’m Back AGAiNoW..;)

    “When washing your face, can you see your true self?”

    Can’t stand a wash cloth on any part of my body..;)

    “When walking, can you feel the rotation of heaven?”

    Yes.. as aLL walKing Now bEcoMes floating hiGh
    DancE iN clouds alWays noW aS butterFly SinG..:)

    “When speaking are your words without guile?”

    OnLY mileStones floW iN ZonE NoW..:)

    “When you shop are you
    aware of your needs?”

    FucK shopping.. Katrina does that..
    i’M jUst tHeir to dance and shoot photos
    and bEcoMe the subject of video voyeurs aS weLL..;)

    “When you meet the suffering, do you help?”

    i DancE and
    SinG liKe any
    clown will do
    now when
    enCounTering
    misery and suffeRing
    to cheer the crowd uP..
    not everyone wants that though..
    sAdly
    enough..;)

    “When you meet conflict,
    do you work toward harmony?”

    Sure.. DancE
    And SonG iN
    Peace and Harmony
    like coke with no drugs..;)

    ~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~
    (‘per quote lines’)

    “Metaphysical totalitarianism of any kind stifles the freedom we have as human beings.
    It is not acceptable to have a religion where the alternative to faith is punishment
    – that’s how you train dogs, not develop people.”

    ~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~

    Religions with harm
    do no
    Golden Rule/Dao..:)

    For me at lEast.. i skip
    all the rules and
    regulations..
    instructions
    and
    guideliens
    and simply live
    forevernoW iN a soft
    purr like Yellow Boy2..;)

    “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school…”

    ~~ Simon & Garfunkel, “Kodachrome”

    Yes precisely like
    that purr
    school..;)

    “Look to the essence of a thing,
    whether it be a point of doctrine,
    of practice, or of interpretation.”

    ~~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, viii, 22 ~~

    A
    FucKinG
    A allone..:)

    “Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale;
    were I a swan, the part of a swan.”

    ~~ Epictetus, Discourses, Book i, Chap. xvi ~~

    i’LL do
    both..
    Y not..;)

    “Long years must pass
    before the truths we have made for ourselves
    become our very flesh.”

    ~~ Paul Valery ~~

    Sure.. some
    words can
    bEcome organic too..
    take Romance Novels
    for example and moonlit reads..;)

    “Neither fear, nor wish for, your last day.”

    ~~ Martial (40-102 AD), — Epigram x, 47 ~~

    Oh Lord..
    the
    problem
    with religions..
    SOLVED here..;)

    “Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”

    ~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~

    Of course not..
    don’t try to do it..
    juST dO iT forevermorenow…;)

    “Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday..”

    ~~ The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” ~~

    With
    new
    tunes of Course..
    aS instruments oF
    Nature move.. connect
    And create alWays morE noW..;)

    • Good one, though I’d say, you need to look at Deng Ming with less focused eyes… In that first quote, I think looking at the summary of the idea works better than taking it line by line… for it can be stated most simply as “Can you be both active and mindful at once?….

      All good to go, bro….

      Love

      gigoid

      • Just using a
        Little tactile
        Sensitivity
        For humor
        And
        A little
        Detour
        For
        The sake
        Of Novelty
        For in my case
        Taking all of life too
        Seriously literally
        Almost killed
        Me.. not gonna
        Be too much of a
        Habit though
        For
        Overall
        Humor
        In yin
        And
        Yang
        As Dao
        SmArt
        Bee might say..
        And surely there
        Could be deePer
        Meaning iN every
        Word that EsCapes
        First glance
        To even the
        Writer
        That
        Is not
        SoMe thing
        i have explain to
        You as a greaTest
        LiGht
        Is humor
        Although dry
        Doesn’t suit
        Everyone’s
        Taste..;)

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