Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 25 of 25

Thread: To have, or to have not?

  1. #21
    Supporter callmeclemens's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    427
    Religion
    Druid
    Location
    Southern NJ

    Re: To have, or to have not?

    I think in the age of social media anybody can say they are anything, and I think possessions provide the proof.
    “A lifetime may not be long enough to attune ourselves fully to the harmony of the universe. But just to become aware that we can resonate with it -- that alone can be like waking up from a dream.” - Br. David Steindl Rast

  2. #22
    The Gaze of the Abyss B. de Corbin's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    8,295
    Religion
    Alchemist and Neo-American Redneck Buddhist
    Location
    Frozen Northern Michigan, near Thunder Bay
    Phrase
    Where are the tweezers?

    Re: To have, or to have not?

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Any good recipes for grilled Mutt?
    Didn't you go to Asia in the Navy? Isn't usually Mongolian BBQ?

    BTW if your Dog managed to figure out how to open the fridge,you might want to ponder if he is an alien in disguise(reminds me of the song "devil in disguise")
    Nah - he's just food obsessed, and crafty (he will also grab hotdogs out of your hand if it gets within grabbing distance).
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

    I can't do everything, but I can do something.

  3. #23
    Live and learn anunitu's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,992
    Religion
    stregheria

    Re: To have, or to have not?

    actually,I have eaten dog,as well as monkey and RAT(In Peru they eat Guinea pig as well as Capabera)

    Site about this.

    From NPR BTW.
    Last edited by anunitu; 04 Aug 2016 at 06:09.
    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

    all i ever wanted was a normal life and love.
    NO TERF EVER WE belong Too.
    don't stop the tears.let them flood your soul.




    http://www.paganforum.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=186&dateline=1330020104

    my new page here,let me know what you think.


    nothing but the shadow of what was

  4. #24
    Copper Member Briton's Avatar
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    545
    Gender
    male
    Religion
    Seeking a shamanic ancestor veneration path.
    Location
    Woody south England

    Re: To have, or to have not?

    I take Rick Stein's approach to foreign food and culinary tourism: would I eat it if it were served in my house? No? Then I wouldn't eat it abroad. That means dog. I wouldn't knowingly eat dog or cat, or the majority of carnivores.

    Anyway. I find it hard to say because I don't know how much stuff other people have. I am a bit of an ascetic, I like a spartan home, and I am quite utilitarian. No, sorry, I am very utilitarian. But that doesn't mean I won't tolerate ornamentation, I just won't do it because "that's what I should do" or "that's what a house of this interior style should have".

    If an ornamentation provides a purpose, such as I actively look at it and it is relaxing or nostalgic, then it is utilitarian, but still ornament. As such, I have money possessions, but it would take me only a day to pack for moving. The one thing I collect and don't use is books. Like, I'll buy them and think "I'll get round to reading them one day!" - ten years later they're on Freecycle.

    Possessions can be good. They are the salt of physical life. Don't let them turn your life sour.
    I'm not one to ever pray for mercy
    Or to wish on pennies in the fountain or the shrine
    But that day you know I left my money
    And I thought of you only
    All that copper glowing fine

  5. #25
    Copper Member
    Reputation
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    965
    Gender
    male
    Religion
    Arratu - based on Sumer 4500 to 1800BCE
    Location
    SE Washington

    Re: To have, or to have not?

    I have all that I need and a lot of things that I want but could live without.
    I believe we are supposed to have what we need and can use to make life better.
    I have a young neighbor who borrows tools to fix his stuff. He is very respectful and I have no problem loaning them to him. He is in the process of accumulating the tools he needs and like most young men with young families he is a hard working guy. I have spent my life accumulating the tools I have for jobs that I worked and the businesses that I have had. I am sure that he will eventually be asked to loan his tools to someone. That is the way life goes.
    The Dragon sees infinity and those it touches are forced to feel the reality of it.
    I am his student and his partner. He is my guide and an ominous friend.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •