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Old 19-01-2012, 19:24   #16
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Re: Life & Voyaging...

I think putting ideas into a box is a waste of time and effort. Everyone has their own ideas and their own reasons for doing what they do. JMHO
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Agreed Atoll
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X3, MacG

I would like to add that speaking to and discoursing with some long distance sailors like Herman Janssen and HdV may learn that there is more in the life of the ultimate soloist than plain sailing alone.

The strong bond with the environment - which can go or against you - makes it sometimes that you do not feel to be on a separate entity but that you are part of the environment.

There are not many around who have received this platform, bu I know a few. The latest addition to this small group is without any doubt Laura Dekker.
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Old 20-01-2012, 00:51   #19
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Here's a thought.

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A question that was posed to the Dalai Lama:

“What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”

His answer was as follows:

“Man”

Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health
And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn't enjoy the present,
And as a result he doesn't live in the present or the future
And he lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.
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How true .....
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Old 20-01-2012, 03:30   #21
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It's better to be rich and happy than poor and miserable..
Does firm foundation of financial unrest equate to poverty? Which is a relative term.

Anyway, what would any of us on here know about being poor. We're all stinking disgusting loaded rich compared to most people alive on the planet.



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Old 20-01-2012, 04:33   #22
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spoken like a true proponent of the "ME GENERATION",disregard 6000 years of philosophy,and we wonder why our kids are confused and on drugs!!!
Or maybe its because of the 6000yrs of philosophy and the accomanying bigots and hypocriscy that our kids are confused and on drugs....
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One man's Philosophy is often anothers Dictatorship......
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And to add to that, the satisfaction and accomplishment of a triumphant victory over poverty is something a rich man will never experience in his life. When you've lived your entire life being told you can't do this, can't do that, and then you do it anyway, despite your situation, or the odds, or the missed luxury, you are a wealthy person.

The path is narrow.
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What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment.

That's all - in the material sense, and we know it.



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Unfortunately, for the next 3 years that shelter and heat are costing me $850/mo., and the view out the hatch is the same every stinkin' day. Plus, I've long since accomplished the working activity. If it weren't for the dream and the boat to refit in my garage...madness would descend.
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Here's a thought.

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A question that was posed to the Dalai Lama:

“What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”

His answer was as follows:

“Man”

Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health
And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn't enjoy the present,
And as a result he doesn't live in the present or the future
And he lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.
If he was that bright (and all knowing) he would still have a country .
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There is no defense against military expansionism. I helped translate some discourses between Dalai Lama and Jean Francois Revel, where I explained certain English expression unfamiliar to the French translator.

There is a fat red line between Buddhism and militarism.
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There is no defense against military expansionism. I helped translate some discourses between Dalai Lama and Jean Francois Revel, where I explained certain English expression unfamiliar to the French translator.

There is a fat red line between Buddhism and militarism.

and existentialism and materialism lol!
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It was in those late years that I met BB and Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Bellardo) in les Stes Maries. The aftermath of existentialism.
You can find the short clip on YT ......

found it ....... mid '60s, I can't remember the date ....

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Or maybe its because of the 6000yrs of philosophy and the accomanying bigots and hypocriscy that our kids are confused and on drugs....
Marianne Faithfull - "Working Class Hero" (live) - YouTube

One man's Philosophy is often anothers Dictatorship......
you might be confusing philosophy with dogma and the lack of existentialism = pop culture
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It was in those late years that I met BB and Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Bellardo) in les Stes Maries. The aftermath of existentialism.
You can find the short clip on YT ......

found it ....... mid '60s, I can't remember the date ....

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aah! gainsbourg,bardot,duelling guitars and "Free love",now there's a concept!
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