1. Standard memberScriabin
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    20 Apr '09 19:51
    "How old are you, Mullah Nasrudin?"

    "Forty."

    "But you said the same last time I asked you, two years ago!"

    "Yes, I always stand by what I have said."
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    Pffft. I thought maybe I would find some Emerson here.
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    20 Apr '09 20:47
    Originally posted by LemonJello
    Pffft. I thought maybe I would find some Emerson here.
    so impatient. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
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    20 Apr '09 21:36
    Originally posted by LemonJello
    Pffft. I thought maybe I would find some Emerson here.
    From Scriabin??
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    20 Apr '09 22:54
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    "How old are you, Mullah Nasrudin?"

    "Forty."

    "But you said the same last time I asked you, two years ago!"

    "Yes, I always stand by what I have said."
    The proper perspective of this joke is to think of it along the lines of tennis. When asked his chronological age, Nasrudin was thinking about his optimal score.
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    21 Apr '09 00:46
    Originally posted by scherzo
    From Scriabin??
    hey, do you want to die stupid?

    Get your head out of your ass long enough to look up who said:

    Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

    scherzo, I hope you grow so rich that your widow's second husband never has to worry about making a living.
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    21 Apr '09 00:591 edit
    Originally posted by scherzo
    From Scriabin??
    Yeah, I got sucked in by the thread title, which screams out Emerson to me (because I used to have more or less the entirety of Self-Reliance committed to memory when I studied the transcendentalists).
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    21 Apr '09 01:52
    Originally posted by LemonJello
    Yeah, I got sucked in by the thread title, which screams out Emerson to me (because I used to have more or less the entirety of Self-Reliance committed to memory when I studied the transcendentalists).
    I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
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    21 Apr '09 05:35
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
    Yeah, I got it already. You know some Emerson quotes too. Good work, big guy.
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    21 Apr '09 17:46
    Originally posted by LemonJello
    Yeah, I got it already. You know some Emerson quotes too. Good work, big guy.
    gee thanks. I really like the radios he invented, don't you? I had a TV once he made, too.
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    18 Jun '09 21:58
    Watch your language!
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    19 Jun '09 00:02
    Confucius says "Life begins at 40."

    Confucius is 39.
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    19 Jun '09 00:061 edit
    Originally posted by daniel58
    Watch your language!
    So nice to see a newbie on this forum, means i'm not the youngest one anymore.
    Hi Daniel.

    My take on this is that the dude was really ageless. Ageless in the sense that his true essence does not age.
    (I'm not saying dismiss physical reality altogether, just that the physical part of us is only one aspect)
    (We are all little pieces of God , hee,heešŸ˜€)
  14. Hmmm . . .
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    19 Jun '09 01:23
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    "How old are you, Mullah Nasrudin?"

    "Forty."

    "But you said the same last time I asked you, two years ago!"

    "Yes, I always stand by what I have said."
    I really like the Mullah Nasrudin stories; they are, in a way, the Sufi version of koans.
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    19 Jun '09 08:06
    Originally posted by vistesd
    I really like the Mullah Nasrudin stories; they are, in a way, the Sufi version of koans.
    What would the Christian equivalent of koans be? The parables, I guess -- anything later come to mind? (I think every tradition is bound to throw up such stories at some point. I dislike the tendency within myself to reject Christian tradition merely because it is Christian, yet I am more familiar with sufi and Zen literature.)
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