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Giant Chicken Captured in Gainsville

Post by spatialbean » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:30 pm

AP - Bizarre reports of a giant chicken repeatedly crossing the road were confirmed today when authorities captured this record breaking specimen just outside Gainsville, Florida.

Authorities say the stunned fowl was seen fleeing a large hawk prior to its capture.

The giant fowl is comparable to other chickens of normal size, however it has an unusual call, sounding more like "philllll" than the familiar cluck.

The local Tasti-Hen franchise has put in a bid for the big bird, and a spokesman for the company said "That's a lot of nuggets!"

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Post by be-lank » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:31 am

Oh My God!!!!

Tears are streaming down my face.
I am in agony from laughing so hard!

Oh Claudia- well done! It was perfect- so perfect.

Thank you for such creativity and laughter- and Truth!

You have raised the high bar! Bravo!

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Post by phil » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:23 am

WHAT!??

The authorities captured ChickenMan? Oh my, no county lock up for this Ted Nugentist incarnation. I'll have to escape in to one of my other absurd ego proof country boy identities.

Phildillo emerges from a whole in the ground of being!

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Those who demand an extensive dillo education can find it here:

http://nature-for-you.com/armadillos/armadillos.cgi



Tolle Is Not A Dillo!

Thanks to Lisaraptor (Thanks Lisa!) we've just finished our first Tolle video.

Charming fellow, charming. I see the appeal. I wondered if the video presentation would be an aid or obstacle in my appreciation. Aid wins so far.

To add to our multimedia Tolle immersion, Kathy's niece gave us her old iPod, and we purchased the 7 hours of Tolle mentioned elsewhere on the board. Thanks David!

viewtopic.php?t=315

So, now I can take Tolle with me in the woods. I never bring any kind of electronics, not even my cameras lately, so this should be interesting.

Others here reference Tolle's teaching with more clarity than I can offer, so I'll stick to my turf, mind stuff rantings.

I'm fascinated by Tolle's ability to translate these teachings in to accessible language.

A number of folks here have remarked that they never got the point when reading Krishnamurti or other teachers, but the Power Of Now hit home and delivered the message for them.

So, seen from here, Tolle's unique contribution is not so much his awakened state, as his special ability to communicate it to a particular audience.

"New age" may be the most imprecise label ever invented, but I'll use it here to describe that audience, because you guys appreciate how loose a term it is.

If these teaching accurately reflect upon the human condition (and I believe they do) they should be able to be communicated in the language and style of many different cultures and sub-cultures.

We've seen the translation of these understanding from India to the West for example.

What would really really interest me is a teacher who has the ability to advance that translation in the West to those audiences who aren't comfortable in the "new age" culture.

In other words, to a much wider slice of the population.

This may seem like an unnecessary concern to those of us who are comfortable within the new age culture, or to those of us who are so far in to that culture we've forgotten what a niche it still is.

But, for those who are reading the New Earth because they hope these understanding might help heal a wider world, the translation issue seems relevant.

I'll scurry back in my hole now, before somebody calls the cops!

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Post by be-lank » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:31 am

“Tolle is not a Dillo!”

I had to read this line twice. First time I saw another “d” in it!

Phil, this is my favorite post from you thus far. It warmed my heart!

Talons done fell off completely. Beak with its fierceness lying on the ground. What’s left? A puppy-dog! And she’s wagging her tail!

Big hug for you and Kathy!

I am a great fan of Armadillos. Here is a story I like.

A few years ago I was visiting my younger sister in Oklahoma.
At my request we went hiking in the woods. I was encouraging her to “go deeper and further.” (Imagine that!) I was pointing to “within”, but using the woods as an example.

She was reactive, her toe hurt, she wanted to go back. We had been in the woods for maybe 30 minutes! I kept pressing her to keep going. To let her “stuff” go and just keep going deeper and further in the woods.

Finally, after having a fit, she followed me. She was silent- and mad.
About ten minutes later- just a little deeper and further- I caught site of something moving. I turned back to her and gave a “Shhh.” We both stood at attention. And that’s when she appeared. An armadillo.
A white armadillo!

She was beautiful and very unique. We watched her move around, nosing the ground for quite a while. She never saw us. And then finally she moved off out of sight.

This white armadillo was a beautiful gift and a symbol for going deeper and further. It was as if God said, “See, just a little further, a little deeper and wonders appear out of nowhere.”

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Post by phil » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:25 am

White armadillos, Tolle, and dillos with a d. Whoo-hoo! Life is rich. :-)

An ecology of awakening?

Each life form is an expression of nature, in it's own limited and thus unique way.

Each of these limited and unique expressions fit together with great precision to create the larger whole, the thin biosphere bubble that surrounds our Earth.

No life form can exist without the biosphere whole, and the biosphere whole doesn't exist without the limited forms.

Is human awakening like this?

Billions of different people, each limited and unique, expressing some different aspect of Awareness?

Every person, theory and experience contains only one view of the blind men's elephant, but taken together all the people, theories and experiences represent a full expression?

A musician. At first they play the instrument, but at some point they learn how to let the music play them. Awareness, awakening.

Some guy in the South China Sea spends every day of his life in sweat and toil hauling smelly fish in to a little wooden boat because he sees "me" as "we", the family. I, dissolving.

Civilization emerges, and bit by bit, each individual person becomes ever more connected to and dependant on everybody else. My awakening, and your awakening, no longer two different things.

The Internet arises out of civilization, and the lines between my idea and your idea begin to blur in an ever more obvious way. The global mind shows it face.

Is what we're talking about here so much larger than any teacher, teaching, theory, or experience?

If no one of us can express the whole, is the search for "the way" humans should awaken an illusion of it's own?

Nuts to chew on.

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Post by Clare » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:44 pm

I'm a bit late to the party, but...

Well, since pirate attire is my ususal get-up when joining in any discussion here (note avatar to the left), I thought the only way to top it was to join the squirrel cage naked.

So here I am, revealed for all to see!


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And, just to say, I'd prefer it if no one mentioned my excess hair problem.

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Post by heidi » Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:56 pm

Clare, as moderator I must warn you that porn and such inappropriate content will not be tolerated.

I guess we'll let it slide and allow it, like the statue of David, as art.
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Post by be-lank » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:04 pm

Clare,

Avatar is adorable. (And what a great name- clever!) He reminds me of our little dog, who is now formless. His name was Oscar and he was a Shitzu/Yorkie mix. What a love!

This party has no clock. You and Avatar were right on time!


Heidi,

I wanted to comment on your preying mantis. Once a preying mantis was on our deck. And this was giant one! But the most amazing thing about it was how beautiful it was. And so very, very still. And also it was aware! Very aware. I would walk around it and it was watching me- this great, still, beautiful aware creature! You had mentioned, I believe, herons before, and the preying mantis had the same quality of stillness as herons.

After a few minutes the mantis tired of me, and flew off. And that was something to behold too. I would have never thought that a preying mantis could be that lovely- but it was. Good choice!

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Post by heidi » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:21 pm

Hi Lisa - The mantis and the heron are very alike in their bodies. When I paint either one it's mostly the same strokes. 8)
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Post by Clare » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:14 pm

heidi wrote:Clare, as moderator I must warn you that porn and such inappropriate content will not be tolerated.
Spoilsport. :roll:

Okay, but actually, I think it's tastefully done. It's not as if I'm splayed out on my back giving that, "Tickle me in the spot that makes my leg go funny" look.

And it's not as if anyone is going to find it remotely erotic anyway. I look like a dog in that photo.

:wink: :lol:

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Post by Clare » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:26 pm

Be-lank,

Thanks for your kind words, but I think I must have confused you. I do actually have a BA Honours in confusing behaviour, so don't feel bested or anything :)

That is not my dog. That's me. Well...okay, maybe it isn't me exactly. In fact I'll just have to admit to surfing images to come up with two matching dogs that are not mine and are not really me. It's a strange world I live in. Do come visit sometime! :)

It's not called Avatar, either. Avatar is the name for the image we have at the side of the page. But actually, you are right, Avatar is a GREAT name for a dog!

There is method to my madness, though. Many aeons ago, I used to have a jokey thing going on with Heidi and some other people I hang with online where we all talked like pirates, and all had pirate names. Mine was Mad Dog Rackham. Mad Dog to my friends.. That's why I have a pirate dog avatar.....hang on....Not that I have a pirate dog called Avatar, you understand, I have a ...oh, I'll let you work it out :) ;)

In the real world (whenever I visit) I actually do have a dog,and she doesn't look like that, wouldn't be seen dead in pirate drag, and she is called Miss Malou. Missy to her friends.

I hope this clears things up.
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Post by L. Bryson » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:04 pm

:? Just discoved this site.... delightful posts!
New to Tolle & quite captivated. Look forward to learning and observing more.


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Post by spatialbean » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:25 pm

Welcome L!

I'm in Northern California too! Howdy neighbor!


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Howdy Neighbor Claudia!

Post by L. Bryson » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:36 pm

Just returned to the web after 3 yr. sabbatical from ego! :)
Purchased new laptop 48 hrs. ago and am hopeful that I will succeed in rust removal of my pc skills! Clody day in Sierra foothills, comfy in bed w/my new toy. Thankyou for the "welcome".....


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Post by heidi » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:05 am

Hi L - Glad you found us. :)
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