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  • FWIW, a dear (departed) friend of ours took a course from Kabat-Zinn (whom I liked to call "Dr. Jon Kabat-Kabat-Kabat." And ended up with a severe crush on the guy, which lasted most of the rest of her life. W ---In meditationsocietyofamerica@^$1, wrote : Does Mindfulness Mean Anything? July 21, 2015 9:15 AM ET Adam Frank Emir Memedovski/iStockphoto We are in the middle of a...
    calhorn@... Jul 23
  • But not including one-upsmanship, apparently. {and with that, {POOF!} this post disintegrates into the eternal void along with all those before it which attempted to explicate "the problem" and "the solution" as if they were different things}
    calhorn@... Jul 12
  • Hey! mine's still longer than a mosquit.... Wait, what were we talking about? W
    calhorn@... May 18
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  • Hi, again. I was just looking at the Wiki page on this (crucially important!) numbering matter, and it seems that I must have been taught the Talmudic version, which, apparently, is an outlier. Ten Commandments - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ten Commandments - Wikipedia, the free encycl... The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of commandments which the...
    calhorn@... May 8
  • As indicated, the "no other Gods before me" is generally taken as the second commandment. And for obvious reasons, since3 that's what the entire commandment is about. The first is usually put simply as "I am the Lord thy God." W
    calhorn@... May 8
  • Rob, as you might guess I don't agree with some of your post, but it's not important and I don't want to get into it here. One thing, though. That's the second commandment. All best, W
    calhorn@... May 8
  • Hi, Bob. Hope you're well. Just wanted to pop in to say that I don't agree with a couple of things in your post below. First this: "The difference between prayer and meditation can be understood by saying that during prayer, we ask God for something" That is true of petitionary prayer only. Then this: "and during meditation, God speaks to us." As you surely know better than I...
    calhorn@... May 7
  • Here is a passage from a sermon in a Howells novel, which I think is quite nice. I've bowdlerized it a bit, removing the xtian elements.-- W *********************************************************** There is an evolution in the moral as well as in the material world, and good unfolds in greater good; that which was once best ceases to be in that which is better. In the political...
    calhorn@... Feb 21
  • Lot of truth in that, I think. However, when I've tried to make some of the same points here in the past, a couple of posters have gotten pretty mad at me. The moral is that one man's profundity is often another's inanity. Anyhow, I've learned that it's safer and certainly less stressful to just grin and bear it. W
    calhorn@... Jan 28
  • Funny! I don't think I ever would have gotten that! Happy 2015, all. W
    calhorn@... Jan 3