#2035 - Thursday, January 20, 2005 - Editor: Jerry
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Thank you so much for sending me every day such beautiful texts and
pictures. It is like getting a message from a friend from somewhere of the other
side of the world (is it right?) and at the same time it is if you are living in
my own house.
Jaap Faken ( Netherlands)
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I keep taking this work for granted day after day. Thank
you, Editors. You'll never know how you keep the Flame alive for me.
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Hello , Jerry, Glo, Mark,
Thanks for all the highlights.
a single entry edition
like 2026 is fine and good
in its' simplicity and
Be good, John
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Jerry, thanks for the lesson in agriculture. I love my potato
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a couple of weeks ago there was a wonderful page on
different types of
Self inquiry, from various
i can no longer find
could/would someone send it to me again???
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A reader asks, "Can I download all messages?"
messages from any list on yahoogroups, you can get software athttp://pgoffline.com
. I don't know of any other
efficient way to do it.
Their software has a good search engine and
statistical package, making any
list very accessible. There is a charge for
the software, but you can try it
free for 30 days. There is also an
excellent forum for support.
Let me know how it goes.
from the blog of...
You have a right to live. You have a right to be. You have these rights
regardless of money, health, social status, or class. You have these rights,
man, woman, or child. These rights can never be taken away from you, they can
only be infringed. When someone violates your rights, remember, it is not your
You were wronged.
* Gender: male
* Location: BigCity : California : United
I'm a father of one with one on the way. I'm a husband. I'm a scientist.
I'm a rebel. I'm thirtysomething, and this is the happiest time of my
What reason do you have to believe the earth is flat?
Well isn't it obvious? If it wasn't you'd be sliding all over. A flat
earth, like a plate, is stable, firm. That's the earth for me.
* natural history
and life sciences
* and my family.
* Lenny Bruce
* Mark &
* Paula Poundstone
* Craig Shoemaker
* Jack La
* Mark Twain
* George Washington Carver
* anything but Rap
31 October 2004
Staying warm is one of the single most important problems facing a human being.
If it were not for the need to stay warm, I believe few people would fear
homelessness. There are only a limited number of strategies available to keep
the cold at bay. You can dress warmly. Wear lots of layers....
Shelters are for Someone Else, Part 2
Shelter life is a life of waiting. You wait on the
charity, the good feeling, and on the whim of others. You wait, and you wait,
and you wait, and all the while tension builds, as you wonder whether you will
get what you need. I spent last night in a shelter. As shelters go it was a kind
28 October 2004
Everyone knows you can't work when you are homeless. Homeless people couldn't
hold down a job if you gave them one. You'd have to supervise them all the time.
They have no skills. They're probably illiterate. They have no moral values. If
they did, they wouldn't be homeless. Nonsense. What...
28 October 2004
I've added a PayPal link you may use in the event you
wish to donate to this project. Donations are not expected, but they will be
gratefully accepted. I would love to be able to feed and shelter my family with
my writing, and this book is intended for sale, once it is complete. That said,
26 October 2004
There is nothing so bad that it will not pass. If there
is one thing the world teaches it is that all things change. If you cannot think
of what to do, if you believe that all hope has gone, if you are tired of
trying, then pause. Breathe deeply. Do you have any money at all? If you do,
Eyes open, the windscreen glowing, sweat's beading over my nose, head
pounding. Ugh. I slept late. It must be ten, and the car is an oven. Quick now,
into my clothes. Try not to make the car sway too much. Last thing I need is
some confused passerby. Listen and look for a quiet moment outside. Open the
door and shimmy on out under the cover, and damn, three people saw me. Well,
maybe they aren't residents. Better park somewhere else tonight.
untie the cover and fold it up. Pack it in the back and I'm on my way. The local
supermarket is the next stop and a wholesome meal for under three bucks. A bread
roll, a piece of fruit, pint of chocolate milk, and a couple of fried chicken
legs. Other times a quarter pound of deli roast beef, sliced thin, and maybe one
of those single string cheeses for another thirty five cents. Later in the day I
may get a snack at an ethnic store. Which one? It matters little. Every ethnic
group serves up a great deal on food most enjoyed by its clientelle. At a
Persian store I'll buy sweets or dates, olive oil or pastry. At a Mexican
market, in season fruit, beautiful tamales, pan (bread), and maybe chocolates.
An Asian store will likely serve up a nice veggie handroll of sweet rice and
cucumber and pickled something wrapped in seaweed. There's so much food in Los
Angeles you don't need to eat the same thing twice in a month, and you can still
live on ten bucks a day.
Drop by the dry cleaner's and pick up a few
shirts. Stop at Goodwill to see if there are some dressy shoes for a couple of
Now over to the fitness club to shave and shower and get
presentable. I'll drop by my temp agencies a little later. Always good to glad
hand. By noon I am in shirt and tie, and I am making the rounds for some
Sound impossible? Or does it sound as simple to you as it seemed to
What do I mean by a True Man? The True Man of ancient
not rebel against want, did not grow proud in plenty,
and did not plan his
affairs. Being like this, he could commit an
error and not regret it, could
meet with success and not make a
show. Being like this, he could climb the
high places and not be
frightened, could enter the water and not get wet,
could enter the
fire and not get burned. His knowledge was able to climb all
way up to the Way like this.
The True Man of ancient times slept without dreaming and woke
care; he ate without savoring and his breath came from
deep inside. The True
Man breathes with his heels; the mass of
men breathe with their throats.
Crushed and bound down, they
gasp out their words as though they were
retching. Deep in their
passions and desires, they are shallow in the
workings of Heaven.
The True Man of ancient times knew nothing of loving life, knew
of hating death. He emerged without, delight; he went back
in without a
fuss. He came briskly, he went briskly, and that was
all. He didn't forget
where he began; he didn't try to find out where
he would end. He received
something and took pleasure in it; he
forgot about it and handed it back
again. This is what I call not
using the mind to repel the Way, not using
man to help out Heaven.
This is what I call the True Man.