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Offline bobbypro69

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the gambler
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:38:40 am »
what draws a man to madness ?---what makes him think that he---can harness light and darkness---to create that which is free ?---what makes him think there's light and dark ?---what bounds define what's free ?---whatever makes him disembark---on 'you' and 'them' and 'me' ?---two worlds he has before him---one earthly, one unseen---each has it's pleasure in the swim---each has it's own smokescreen---i pose the question to all concerned---from sacred to obscene---why can't a man fill the fire that burns---and still be self redeemed ?---does one so drain the other---for he who drinks to the hilt ?---is it really divine mother---who so entwines this quilt----of mans existence---to truely make us side---between the worldly appetence---and the meditative bride ?---the problem leaves me baffled---helpless and forelorn---the freest minds then shackled---not one of us freeborn---to take what life can offer---and still fulfill the soul---making every man a gambler---between wants and self control----what draws a man to madness ?---what makes him think that he---can harness light and darkness---to create that which is free ?---what makes him think there's light and dark ?---what bounds define what's free ?---for all this man can leave one mark---and that is just to BE !

Offline Solodris

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Re: the gambler
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 09:29:49 am »
To quote Master Sheng Yen from the book Why Take Refuge in the Three Jewels page 14:

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To know the meaning of taking refuge, the preceptor must speak with clear diction and must speak words that can be clearly understood. If the recipient cannot understand the words of the preceptor, the refuge is unsuccessful.

I'm sorry to say that the repeated message of yours is unsuccessfully understood by me.

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Re: the gambler
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 10:12:19 am »
To quote Master Sheng Yen from the book Why Take Refuge in the Three Jewels page 14:

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To know the meaning of taking refuge, the preceptor must speak with clear diction and must speak words that can be clearly understood. If the recipient cannot understand the words of the preceptor, the refuge is unsuccessful.

I'm sorry to say that the repeated message of yours is unsuccessfully understood by me.

Likewise.  Kinda spammy, too.

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Re: the gambler
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 03:08:59 am »
Nice poem. Is it yours, bobbypro69? Tried to google it, but only got a few vague Shakespeare references. Kind of reflecting the secular discussion strand at the moment.
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

 


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