1. Dublin Ireland
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    18 May '13 22:53
    You're all talking rubbish, I'll tell you all why.
    No one goes to heaven and no one's going to fry.
    Six feet of earth is all you get when you die.
    There's no great big spirit up there in the sky.

    The world could be filled with laughter instead of only pain.
    But humans are selfish creatures, all out for personal gain.
    None have any answers and none have any proof,
    that there is much really up there much higher than the roof.

    So whether you're a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew.
    Please use the common sense that I know you have in you.
    There won't be any paradise, there won't be any hell.
    There is no great reward for any martyr that ever fell.

    There is only hatred and greed and selfish lust.
    I hope one day we might change for I tell you that we must.
    I don't know what you expect to see, a Messiah or a beast,
    we all must offer kindness to the greatest and the least.

    If you follow my simple code of kindness then you will see,
    how great the family of humanity can really truly be.
    For pity's sake stop arguing over that which is not there.
    For religion is about control and about you it does not care.

    When will you see the logic beside the foolishness you grasp?
    When will you discover truth as you breathe in your last gasp?
    We must all help each other to become better than what we are.
    The simple truth is right in front of you, it's really not that far.
  2. old pueblo
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    18 May '13 23:10
    Don't exaggerate. It's not full yet. There are still a few inches at the top that we can fill up.

    So how do you feel about New Age/Paganism stuff. Spirituality? Cult? Feminism with flair?
  3. Standard memberRemoved
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    18 May '13 23:39
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You're all talking rubbish, I'll tell you all why.
    No one goes to heaven and no one's going to fry.
    Six feet of earth is all you get when you die.
    There's no great big spirit up there in the sky.

    The world could be filled with laughter instead of only pain.
    But humans are selfish creatures, all out for personal gain.
    None have any answers and ...[text shortened]... han what we are.
    The simple truth is right in front of you, it's really not that far.
    Have you ever considered writing? Your a Poet Dude!
  4. Melbourne, Australia
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    18 May '13 23:541 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You're all talking rubbish, I'll tell you all why.
    No one goes to heaven and no one's going to fry.
    Six feet of earth is all you get when you die.
    There's no great big spirit up there in the sky.

    The world could be filled with laughter instead of only pain.
    But humans are selfish creatures, all out for personal gain.
    None have any answers and han what we are.
    The simple truth is right in front of you, it's really not that far.
    Throwing out the rubbish
    leaves a space behind,
    Now looking even closer
    nothing you might find.

    But is it really nothing
    or is it in your head?
    Sure, no-one's gunna fry
    But hear what Buddha said.

    We only know the nothing
    by knowing something too.
    Life and death are passing
    And are you really you?

    He said this is a question
    for suffering and life
    See, each depends on other
    and separation causes strife.

    If you find yourself too sure
    too solid things turn bad,
    but if you walk the middle
    there's liberation to be had.

    Who is right or wrong
    by living out their dreams?
    Even you so sure
    will flounder in extremes.

    So sit quietly and reflect
    and see a mirror clear,
    in what you see right there
    you'll find the truth quite near.

    Life is like a dream
    And Buddha says, awake!
    You and all are one
    Lose self, and lose your ache!

    r.m.l.
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    19 May '13 00:10
    Inside that nothing
    lies a quantum vacuum for sure
    buzzing with life on a tiny scale
    we can't see it always will we fail

    That emptiness we see inside
    is roiling with energy narrow and wide
    it takes turns being that way
    makes you kind of lurk and then sway

    but don't you fret just play your harp
    sit on the bank and catch a carp
    fry up some corn drink down some brew
    Hell, just invite the whole dam crew

    contemplate nothing which is not nothing at all
    Something might pop up right in the hall
    the chance is quite small but definitely there
    the hall might spit out a furry cat ball hair

    the chances are of course unlikely
    it could happen just not this nightly
    all the air could bunch up in a corner
    what would that do to little jack horner?
  6. Standard memberRJHinds
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    19 May '13 04:481 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You're all talking rubbish, I'll tell you all why.
    No one goes to heaven and no one's going to fry.
    Six feet of earth is all you get when you die.
    There's no great big spirit up there in the sky.

    The world could be filled with laughter instead of only pain.
    But humans are selfish creatures, all out for personal gain.
    None have any answers and han what we are.
    The simple truth is right in front of you, it's really not that far.
    That is a nice poem. I guess it has a chance of being true. But I have a greater hope than that, the same hope that the apostles of Jesus wrote about. Who wrote the poem?

    The Instructor
  7. Dublin Ireland
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    19 May '13 10:07
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    That is a nice poem. I guess it has a chance of being true. But I have a greater hope than that, the same hope that the apostles of Jesus wrote about. Who wrote the poem?

    The Instructor
    I write all my own rhymes.

    If I ever wrote someone else's rhyme I would credit the author.

    People would know anyway if the rhyme wasn't mine.
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    19 May '13 14:28
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    That is a nice poem. I guess it has a chance of being true. But I have a greater hope than that, the same hope that the apostles of Jesus wrote about. Who wrote the poem?

    The Instructor
    Yes, unlike you, we actually site authors and our poems are ours, bad as they are.
  9. Melbourne, Australia
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    19 May '13 15:55
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Throwing out the rubbish
    leaves a space behind,
    Now looking even closer
    nothing you might find.

    But is it really nothing
    or is it in your head?
    Sure, no-one's gunna fry
    But hear what Buddha said.

    We only know the nothing
    by knowing something too.
    Life and death are passing
    And are you really you?

    He said this is a ...[text shortened]... dream
    And Buddha says, awake!
    You and all are one
    Lose self, and lose your ache!

    r.m.l.
    Just to clarify, for the uninitiated "r.m.l." is Taoman. I have used my moniker before. (Because there are some comments re authorship.)
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    19 May '13 16:22
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Just to clarify, for the uninitiated "r.m.l." is Taoman. I have used my moniker before. (Because there are some comments re authorship.)
    My "poetry", I am more embarrassed to claim as my own🙂
  11. Melbourne, Australia
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    19 May '13 17:23
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    My "poetry", I am more embarrassed to claim as my own🙂
    To each his own.
  12. Hmmm . . .
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    19 May '13 18:08
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Inside that nothing
    lies a quantum vacuum for sure
    buzzing with life on a tiny scale
    we can't see it always will we fail

    That emptiness we see inside
    is roiling with energy narrow and wide
    it takes turns being that way
    makes you kind of lurk and then sway

    but don't you fret just play your harp
    sit on the bank and catch a carp
    fry up some cor ...[text shortened]... his nightly
    all the air could bunch up in a corner
    what would that do to little jack horner?
    Ah, the very emptiness/form paradox of Zen—

    Deep in the quantum vacuum,
    I still hear Buddha laugh.

    Deep in the Buddha’s laughter,
    the quantum emptiness echoes.

    ________________________________________

    I make no pretense at bullying physics into philosophy; take the above as all metaphor (which it is).
  13. Subscribersonhouse
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    19 May '13 21:55
    Originally posted by vistesd
    Ah, the very emptiness/form paradox of Zen—

    Deep in the quantum vacuum,
    I still hear Buddha laugh.

    Deep in the Buddha’s laughter,
    the quantum emptiness echoes.

    ________________________________________

    I make no pretense at bullying physics into philosophy; take the above as all metaphor (which it is).
    I metaphor the other day and she seemed quite nice!
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    19 May '13 22:09
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You're all talking rubbish, I'll tell you all why.
    No one goes to heaven and no one's going to fry.
    Six feet of earth is all you get when you die.
    There's no great big spirit up there in the sky.

    The world could be filled with laughter instead of only pain.
    But humans are selfish creatures, all out for personal gain.
    None have any answers and ...[text shortened]... han what we are.
    The simple truth is right in front of you, it's really not that far.
    There is a heaven.
    There is a hell.
    Those who are there
    know it well.

    Christ came to save.
    On the cross He died.
    The justice of God
    is now satisfied.

    You have a choice
    to believe on His Son,
    or accept the other
    when your life is done.

    There is a heaven.
    There is a hell.
    Those who are there
    know it well.
  15. Standard memberRJHinds
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    19 May '13 23:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Yes, unlike you, we actually site authors and our poems are ours, bad as they are.
    And yours is especially bad. Pugh!

    The Instructor
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