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About Inedible

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  • Birthday 02/12/1975
  1. It isn't even the case in Buddhism that you must destroy the ego or otherwise get rid of it. The entire point in Buddhism is that it was never really there to begin with.
  2. 667 meters is substantially less than 800 meters. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4081885.stm
  3. 1. “How valuable is an individual?” To whom? Even the most depressed people tend to value their own lives, no matter what they may say on the subject. 2. “What makes me significant, unique, and worthy?” This is subjective, too. It is the ability to say "I" as opposed to "you" or "it". From my point of view I mean me when I say "I". 3. What is reality? Perception is reality. What you perceive is real to you even if no one else shares in experiencing your perception. 4. “Why do I exist?” If you didn't exist you couldn't ask this question. You are looking for a reason why you were brought into existence. If you believe in God you probably believe that God did it to you intentionally and you want to hear someone else say it also and maybe that God loves you and has a plan for you. The trouble with that is that it misses the point. You do exist and it is up to you to find a reason to continue to exist. As they say, if you have lemons you should squeeze them for juice and add sugar and water. If you don't have sugar and water, you can slice them and arrange them in a decorative way. If you don't have a knife, peel the lemons and arrange the slices. If you don't want to ruin your fingernails peeling lemons, get someone else to do it for you or maybe sell the lemons.
  4. I think Bhaktajan is mocking me for choosing a picture where I am at a Christmas party and am holding a glass containing mostly pear-flavored vodka. Really, it surprised me that no one has said anything sooner.
  5. It seems like a good idea at the time. No, really, it did. Maybe I just want to know about your motivations when you answer questions.
  6. Why do you feel compelled to do that unravelling?
  7. Maybe I don't have a problem with devotion to an impersonal Krishna. It is like saying I like women in general and yet I married my wife. There doesn't have to be a conflict here.
  8. Why does it bother you so much?
  9. We can say that all leaves on the tree are leafy and good without having to pluck them all off the tree to see what happens to them.
  10. Marriage will not be easy, but there is a lot of opportunity if you are willing to try it. You will not be bored. There will be a lot of strong emotions. You will not get what you expect very often so you will have to be willing to be surprised. It reminds me a lot of my own marriage. It has been difficult in many ways, but I see how I am a better person now because of it. My friends still sometimes thing about rescuing me from my wife.
  11. As far as I know, it is just the Jainists who refuse to eat on religious grounds.
  12. Maybe I think that the point of capitalism is that no one exploits anyone. In communism, you get to envy the people who have more than you and you get to fear that what you have will be taken away to be given to those who have less than you. I read "We The Living" by Ayn Rand. Let's say Krishna isn't real to me at this time, but I still want to have a more meaningful existence than just a daily routine. In my own way I still serve.
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