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#65225 Jan 5, 2014
Pay the ferryman.

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#65226 Jan 5, 2014
It's easy to be charitable, forgiving, helpful, selfless and loving to family members, but most people find it hard to exhibit the same behavioral traits to outsiders even on discovering that a particular outsider is superior in character and ability to one's own family members. Rare is the person who can give merit its due without falling back on the age-old cliche of family first, then others. Perhaps, this is why it has been said that blood is thicker than water.

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#65227 Jan 5, 2014
A person of shallow thinking sides with his co-religionists at any and at all costs.

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#65228 Jan 5, 2014
It's extremely difficult for people of feeble mental capacities to break free of the constraints of inferior moulds and to rise to greater heights.

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#65229 Jan 5, 2014
A tussle between balance and imbalance is the relentless game played out on the stage of the universe.

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#65230 Jan 5, 2014
Perfect balance implies a state of non-manifestation that exists prior to the universe getting projected into form, or it could also mean a state of perfect equilibrium attained to by a completely evolved entity in the manifest stage of the universe.

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#65231 Jan 5, 2014
Perfect imbalance refers to a state of the highest instability in the manifest stage or it could also allude to a state of dissolution after the expenditure of most of the useful energy of an isolated system.

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#65232 Jan 5, 2014
Nepal - the new hippie paradise! Free ganja and free sex available for the asking. Bohemians.

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#65233 Jan 5, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
It's extremely difficult for people of feeble mental capacities to break free of the constraints of inferior moulds and to rise to greater heights.
I don't know about you, but usually I take the lift.

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#65234 Jan 5, 2014
MORE INSIGHTS ON KARMA

1) Karma is the veneer on the basal force driving the system.

2) Karma creates ripples on the surface of the driving force but leaves its core intact.

3) If the karma, whether good or bad, upsets the surface balance of the underlying driving force then it brings in varied problems that can unsettle the driving force or leads to its narrowing but if the karma, whether good or bad, does not disturb the stability of the innate driving force then one makes good progress in life without facing too many blocks.

4) People with steady nerves and in possession of that unflappable mental poise usually remain undisturbed even in the midst of stress and this then creates the least disturbance to the functioning of the driving force that operates best in the absence of constant fluctuations.

5) In the ordinary life, people with substantial material comforts, sufficient power of influence on their surroundings, nerves of steel, a never say die attitude and strong mental capacity are usually unaffected by their karma (whether good or bad) as these positive features of an individual do not unnecessarily upset the functioning of the driving force in the individual's being that could otherwise in the case of habitual disturbances lead to weakness, fear, subservience, poverty and stress. This is why we usually see the rich and powerful persons always coming out on tops, while the poor, who, in most cases, are victims of a shaky driving force in the individual being brought on by karma, whether good or bad, usually suffer the brunt of price rises, increased taxation, epidemics, wars, riots and natural calamities.

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#65235 Jan 5, 2014
Karma can act as a placebo or as a nocebo by either keeping intact the stability of the driving force in the system leading to gains or it can upset the rhythms of the inherent driving force leading to all sorts of problems in mind, emotions, body, relationships, business and career.

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#65236 Jan 5, 2014
Personality traits like steady nerves, great will power, terrific mental poise, high intelligence and a never say die attitude can offset the adverse effects of bad karma since these imperial personality traits maintain the steadiness of the driving force in the being to a large extent despite the surface coating of the adverse karma and so the driving force remains largely unaffected by bad karma thereby avoiding setbacks and disturbances. Like gas bubbles these negative karma are shortlived and are as a result dissolved by the power of the dominant personality traits or they enter a state of near complete quiescence.

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#65237 Jan 5, 2014
Mental instability or bodily diseases arise when the heredity and karma upset the steady rhythm of the innate driving force in the system which in turn upsets the functioning of the neurons or of the cells of an organ which as such get adversely affected as the case maybe.

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#65238 Jan 5, 2014
A disproportionate brain size with respect to the body size and the complexity of the neuronal connections in the brain sets the human race aside from the other species.

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#65239 Jan 5, 2014
set, not sets

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#65241 Jan 5, 2014
Hugh,

Come online.

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#65242 Jan 5, 2014
So, Karma is not omnipotent.

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#65243 Jan 5, 2014
Gosh. Rationalists are blinded by science. But, science makes better sense than religion and at the same time its hypotheses are corroborative and useful.
former res

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#65246 Jan 6, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
Its always interesting how people often select their screen names as to what they aspire to be, and not what are they are. One can always dream.
I think it was Tolstoy..."If your reach does not exceed your grasp then what is heaven for?" Or something like that!

Hope all is good in Fairfield County.

No sinkhole issues here recently. Colder and snowier than PA. Saw a small herd of 5 deer moving through the woods behind us - but they've been avoiding the deer lick I put up in droves!

Icy and foggy this morning.

Happy 2014!

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#65247 Jan 6, 2014
former res wrote:
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I think it was Tolstoy..."If your reach does not exceed your grasp then what is heaven for?" Or something like that!
Hope all is good in Fairfield County.
No sinkhole issues here recently. Colder and snowier than PA. Saw a small herd of 5 deer moving through the woods behind us - but they've been avoiding the deer lick I put up in droves!
Icy and foggy this morning.
Happy 2014!
Why would you want to attract deer? Most people I know want to rid themselves of them.

This winter has barely even started...hold on your hat...

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