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The Nothing Thread

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Kathy (ImOut), Nov 24, 2009.

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  1. A fortune in sticks...

    Good news, I have a yardfull of sticks...I've been picking them up for weeks now!

    I'm rich! :D

    I like the nothing thread too, it's stress reducing for me...:thumbsup:
     
  2. AlphOhm

    AlphOhm Traveler of time/space

    The Heart Sutra

    Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty*, and so released himself from suffering. Answering the monk Sariputra, he said this:

    Body is nothing more than emptiness,
    emptiness is nothing more than body.
    The body is exactly empty,
    and emptiness is exactly body.

    The other four aspects of human existence --
    feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
    are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
    and emptiness nothing more than they.

    All things are empty:
    Nothing is born, nothing dies,
    nothing is pure, nothing is stained,
    nothing increases and nothing decreases.

    So, in emptiness, there is no body,
    no feeling, no thought,
    no will, no consciousness.
    There are no eyes, no ears,
    no nose, no tongue,
    no body, no mind.
    There is no seeing, no hearing,
    no smelling, no tasting,
    no touching, no imagining.
    There is nothing seen, nor heard,
    nor smelled, nor tasted,
    nor touched, nor imagined.

    There is no ignorance,
    and no end to ignorance.
    There is no old age and death,
    and no end to old age and death.
    There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
    no end to suffering, no path to follow.
    There is no attainment of wisdom,
    and no wisdom to attain.

    The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
    and so with no delusions,
    they feel no fear,
    and have Nirvana here and now.

    All the Buddhas,
    past, present, and future,
    rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
    and live in full enlightenment.

    The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
    It is the clearest mantra,
    the highest mantra,
    the mantra that removes all suffering.

    This is truth that cannot be doubted.
    Say it so:

    Gaté,
    gaté,
    paragaté,
    parasamgaté.
    Bodhi!
    Svaha!

    Which means...

    Gone,
    gone,
    gone over,
    gone fully over.
    Awakened!
    So be it!
     
  3. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa



    The Heart Sutra is indeed nothing for the nothing thread.

    Perfect.
     
  4. oooooh, first there was nothing, then there was the heart sutra! :ohmy: :D

    MAGIC!!! I love it!!!! :happydance:
     
  5. looker

    looker Patron Meritorious

    I thought I hadda COLD but itSNOT:melodramatic:
     
  6. HCObringOrder?

    HCObringOrder? Silver Meritorious Patron

    Any more nothing coming on Monday?
     
  7. Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix Patron Meritorious

    my brother has recently started looking towards Hollywood for new ways of meeting women and getting them to like him. He's realized that the most important thing to do is to not have a legitimate well-paying job. This is an absolute no-no and will immediately get you cast as the villian. Also, shaving and wearing nice clothing are both big turn offs, as are full beards. Death threats or murder attempts will greatly increase your chances, as will musical talents.

    Here are the things that Hollywood has taught him about how to pick up chicks:

    1. Steal cars. Nothing "drives" a woman into "high gear" faster than a man who can use automobile terms in his sexual innuendo.
    2. Carry a giant sword, kill thousands of British soldiers, and threaten to kill the woman's husband, the heir to the throne of England.
    3. Replace your weak human skeleton with a cybernetic skeleton, travel back in time, and try to kill the woman. When that fails, travel back in time again except this time, protect her son from mercury poisoning.
    4. Go to prison for five years and when you get out, rob her boyfriend's casino of one hundred sixty million dollars.
    5. Do not have a job. Instead, travel along a river and play guitar. Also, grow your hair into a pony tail and have constant stubble. Having previously been an undercover cop in a high school helps.
    6. Kill a New York police captain, run to Italy, find a girl walking down the street, then go tell her father that you want to marry her or you will kill him. When you are through with her, blow her up with a car bomb.
    7. Carry a guitar case full of guns and kill every man you see. Apparently, when you are finished, she will have no choice but to be with you.
    8. Sneak your way onto a giant boat, make up some bullshit about being able to fly, and then freeze to death in the arctic ocean.
    9. Grab a friend, sing a song to a stranger, then follow her into the bathroom and offer to have sex with her on the sink. It also helps if you have previously been a pimp, race car driver, or spy.

    and the absolute best way of picking up chicks...

    10. If the woman's father doesn't like you, bring him to an orbiting asteroid, set a nuclear weapon, then take off before he can make it back to the ship.
     
  8. Kathy (ImOut)

    Kathy (ImOut) Gold Meritorious Patron

    DP, your brother needs to look for some other suggestions. LOL!!!
     
  9. HCObringOrder?

    HCObringOrder? Silver Meritorious Patron

    Wow, I sure wish I knew these secret methods when I was frisky!
    :duh:
     
  10. Dave B.

    Dave B. Maximus Ultimus Mostimus


    Well, number nine has always worked for me.




    :)