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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Subject:A Buddhist Christmas Carol (Haiku)
Time:11:22 pm.
Matreiya brought gifts
For all the little children
Rejoice this season!
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Subject:words of wisdom
Time:11:09 am.
Dr. Thurman: "Do you feel alone right now?"
Donnie Darko: "I don’t know. I mean I’d like to believe I’m not, but I just… I’ve just never seen any proof so I… just don’t debate it any more it’s like I could spend my whole life debating it over and over again, weighing the pros and cons, and in the end I still wouldn’t have any proof. So I just, I just don’t debate it any more. It’s absurd. The search for God is absurd."
Dr. Thurman: "The search for God is absurd?"
Donnie Darko: "It is if everyone dies alone."

"The only two useful artforms are religion and stories" - from The Body by Stephen King
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Time:11:01 am.
Mood: contemplative.

LJ Interests meme results

  1. american buddhism:
    american buddhism is my term for what i practice... sort of.... it just occured to me one day that Buddhism is so wonderful because of all the changes it made when it journedy to other areas... but the only time that it hasn't "changed" is it when it came to america... it seems like americans (not all) are so desirous to capture "real buddhism" that they won't experiment and make it their own... they want to practice japanese buddhism or tibetan buddhism or chinese buddhism... when they should be making it their own... i consider myself a zen buddhist... but i also consider myself an american zen buddhist... it's just me... no offense to anyone else though...
  2. anti-racism:
    racism is a cancer and should not be tolerated... hate in ANY form should not be tolerated!!!
  3. blindside:
    an amazing christian rock band... they really put their all into their music... i can truly relate...
  4. donnie darko:
    only the best movie EVER!!!! (of course memento and fight club are closely trailing it)... if you have not seen this movie... SEE IT!!!!
  5. human rights:
    how can we not be interested in human rights haha... there is such an abuse on this planet to people in general... we really need to show compassion and help those in areas that NEED help...
  6. mindfulness:
    one of the cores of buddhist tradition... doing all things in awareness and truly experiencing them...
  7. photography:
    i've always loved photography... taking pictures... i just need to get a good camera haha...
  8. skateboarding:
    i used to skateboard in high school and did it for a lil bit down at college... being almost 26 now i think its a bit immature... i outgrew but i do love watching people skate...
  9. third eye blind:
    one of my fav. bands of all time... stephen jenkins is such an amazing lyricist and their music motivates me a lot...
  10. zendo:
    zendo is a place of zen practice... just something i felt like adding to my list :-)

Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.

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Monday, September 19th, 2005

Time:4:30 pm.
Mood: @!#?@! (old school q*bert).
today was the worst day!!!!! i had to be at work at 6am to unload a truck... and on top of that i was supposed to finish up at 230 and my relief didnt show up until 4pm!!!!! thats a 10 hour day!! which in itself isnt bad cuz i'm used to like at least one of those a week... but i had a 12 hour day on saturday which was only supposed to be a 3.5 hour day! and tomorrow is 10 hour day for me...

i'm so pissed haha....

and my back is KILLING me!!!!
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Subject:i coulda toldja this
Time:6:47 pm.
Mood:liberal :-).
Where do you fall on the liberal - conservative political spectrum? (United States)

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Subject:for those who wondered
Time:6:35 pm.
i'm still around yall... just been doin' my thang lately...

hope all is well... drop me a comment... lemme know yall still kickin'..

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Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Subject:how kick ass... and i'm not even a big of star wars
Time:10:39 am.
Star Wars Meme by sailor_phobos
1st 2 Ltrs of 1stname + Last 3 Ltrs of last name
1st 2ltrs of moms last name+Last 3ltrs of city brn
Sith or JediSith
Skin ColorBlue
Eye ColorBlack
Light Saber ColorYellow
How close you are to switching sides: 44%
You're Random Star Wars Quote:Don't underestimate the Force.
Your Padawan (if you're a jedi)_drivelikejehu
Your apprentice (if you're a sith)rae_iz_god
You're Masterbibeauty420
Quiz created with MemeGen!
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Subject:what an interesting college experience this woulda been
Time:10:30 am.
Your College Life by highfivejunkie
What will you study?
Your Roomaterae_iz_god
The Football Playerlouiethug76
The Cheerleaderxinnerghostx
The Band Geekhazel_eyedsiren
Highly involved in their Frat/Sororitydysfunctional47
The Crazy Drunkdevilgirl
The College Slutthelemurgod
Your Significant Otherkbearce
The Creep that sneaks into girl's showersdrawing_blood
Likeliness you'll graduate: 89%
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Friday, March 11th, 2005

Time:9:18 pm.
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Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Subject:realist spirituality
Time:3:04 pm.
i was thinking about this other day... actually yesterday... about how in the past couple months i've become a real hardheaded realist... how i've become disinterested in searching for mystical and/or supernatural reasons...

and i was thinking about this and wondered if people thought that i was no longer therefore interested in spiritual matters... which of course i still am... i dont think that spirituality and supernaturalism are synonymous with each other...

its just at this point in time.. i believe one can find spirituality in the natural... like for instance when it rains... rain is a natural function of the planet... but it tends to hold intense spiritual feelings for me...

or when i take a walk in the woods... i mean theres nothing more natural than nature... but nature itself is just so spiritual...

this whole thought process was brought about for a song that myself and my best friend wrote for my solo album... the song is called "the scientist and the poet" and in it i say:

see i believe everything exists on one plane/
we can find the spiritual in the mundane/
like the sun's flame is made up of so many elements/
every path holds truth that are relevant/

so on and so forth....

i dunno... sorry for the ramble... hope someone out there understands...

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Subject:right on!!!
Time:10:33 am.

You Are 25% Left Brained, 75% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Time:6:06 pm.
well i got to go down and spend the weekend with my girlfriend and her son.... he is the cutest thing in existence.... her and i talked about it and when we end up getting married and whatnot... i'm gonna adopt connor... i got a bunch of pictures of him... so first chance i get i'm gonna get em scanned and put online...

well that's it... peace yall!!
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Subject:random quotes
Time:3:58 pm.
Mood: bored.
"compassion is an art in and of itself"

"life is art... fuck imitation"
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Subject:how cool am i?
Time:3:11 pm.
You are Donnie Darko! You are confused and mentally
unstable but you are a truly great guy who just
wants to love, be loved, and not die alone.
"I promise one day everything will be
better for you."

Which Donnie Darko Character Are You?
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Subject:drugs are bad, m'kay
Time:10:40 am.
ain't this the truth haha...

You scored as None!. You've either done a good job of avoiding drugs, aren't interested in trying them, or have had an experience that chased you away. Stay safe. :)
















What's your ideal drug?
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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Time:10:54 am.
You scored as Green.


















What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Time:10:50 am.
so i bought the donnie darko director's cut the other day and i FINALLY understand it.... i've finally been able to watch it and understand everything.... ugh... it only took 4 times!!!!

it is such a dope movie...

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in other news.... the Daredevil Director's cut is DOPE also...
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Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Subject:my friends rock
Time:11:15 am.



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Time:10:51 am.
karma is not something mystical... i'm honestly tired of people who feel that in order for Buddhism to have to be something of importance in their life... that they have to have some supernatural explanation for all things.... and it goes back centuries...

the stories of the 4 sights that the Buddha saw in town are often explained as the gods came down and made sure he saw a decrepit old man... a diseased man... a dead man and a monk....

now the Buddha himself taught it doesn't really matter if there is a God or Gods or not... and honestly i don't see why people have to inject mythology into a great teaching.... yes the Buddha saw the four signs... but why did it have to be the work of the "gods"? why couldn't these just been four things that happened to be in the town at the time he was passing through... i mean i'm sure if i went to a big city i'd see similar sights....

the same goes with karma... people treat karma like a supernatural force... it's NOT!!! karma is basically cause and effect... the things you do will bring back other things to you... for evert action there is an equal and opposite REACTION... you reap what you sow... if you plant negativity... negativity will grow... do you plant watermelon seeds and expect sunflowers to grow?!

on beliefnet.com they were talking about the Tsunami and was it karma that caused it to happen... yeah right! buddhism isn't about sinning and supernatural salvation... if i do something wrong in my life... if i murder a man... or cheat on my wife... some supernatural karmic force that metes out "justice" like Yahweh or Allah is not gonna drop a tsunami in the middle of my neighborhood... this is Buddhism people!.... not Judaism... Karma is not a God that is gonna destroy a whole civilization because it's people were wicked (i.e. soddom and gomorrah)... that's not what karma is... it is a natural part of life... action and reaction.. cause and effect....

people don't see that there are natural explanations for all things in Buddhism... we don't need to hold onto the mental slavery that all things are caused by supernatural reasoning....

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Time:10:48 am.

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