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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby surreptitious75 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:17 am


Making a note to myself to check out more of Farsights contributions here even though his post count was quite small
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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby surreptitious75 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:22 am


For this is what a philosophy forum should be about which is serious topics discussed by seriously intelligent people
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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 pm

Yes, that was a truly significant, beautiful and edifying thread. Thanks for bringing it to the attention.

Farsight is one of the most valuable posters here, ever. I agree.

Here is another great thread with a lot of Farsight in it.

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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby derleydoo » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:00 am

Fixed Cross wrote:Some good writing in that 3Am thread.



Thanks Fixed. =D> I like to think there's some there - if you dig deep enough amongst the drunken ramblings!
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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby Berkley Babes » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:06 am

This, by Phoneutria, in the Carl Sagan Thread. It was beautiful when I read it, and still is.


my father teaches
that on top of your head
rests a lotus flower
and that while you meditate
you visualize the petals opening
and it floods your body with light
as reveals a jewel inside
a god within you
who is the solar angel
a being of a much higher hyerarchy
who bound itself to you
to tutor the development of your consciousness
he is you
he is the part of you that isn't an ape
he's pulling the you you out of the ape
little by little
as a part of an effort to collect
all of the little bits of cousciousness from the universe
all sources of light
and make them grow
and unite them
so when you sing the hundred sylables
you call to him
the vajrasattva
to protect your little self
and never let you go
to grow the light in you
to purify you
and guide you to the realization of his solar nature
making you one

dad has been known to be eccentric
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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby Meno_ » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:11 am

Berkley Babes wrote:This, by Phoneutria, in the Carl Sagan Thread. It was beautiful when I read it, and still is.


my father teaches
that on top of your head
rests a lotus flower
and that while you meditate
you visualize the petals opening
and it floods your body with light
as reveals a jewel inside
a god within you
who is the solar angel
a being of a much higher hyerarchy
who bound itself to you
to tutor the development of your consciousness
he is you
he is the part of you that isn't an ape
he's pulling the you you out of the ape
little by little
as a part of an effort to collect
all of the little bits of cousciousness from the universe
all sources of light
and make them grow
and unite them
so when you sing the hundred sylables
you call to him
the vajrasattva
to protect your little self
and never let you go
to grow the light in you
to purify you
and guide you to the realization of his solar nature
making you one

dad has been known to be eccentric




Why anyone would want to name good people eccentric is beyond me.


Thanks Berkeley Babes for reposting it, for it is truly a jewel like the lotus is.
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Re: most well written post of ILP competition

Postby Berkley Babes » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:13 am

I don't know why but I love word eccentric. I think of weird as interesting and interesting as good.
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