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oldmansmokingpipe

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PostSubject: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 9:57 am

was a member a while ago - and i do not remember my user name. been a strange couple of years, but came back to the fold.

a question i do have is that it seems like the 2 forums i used to belong are very slow to dead even. what is happening?
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Eric Furgeson

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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 10:18 am

Welcome back.
In answer to your question. I know I belong to a couple other forums and this one seems to have the highest activity level and honestly the most engaging people. The others are slow to respond and at times even stand offish. So I find myself spending most of my time here.
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 10:22 am

Thanks! I know what you mean. One of the reasons i kind of left the forum scene plus other schedule stuff
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 10:30 am

Well I hope you manage to reconect with some old friends and make some new ones. I have to say the folks here are good people and have been very helpful with any questions. Anyway once more welcome back.
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 12:54 pm

Welcome back to the Brotherhood, and may whatever god you believe in have mercy on your soul!
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 1:02 pm

Thanks Wizard - not to be a wise-ass - but why should he have mercy on my soul?  I did nothing wrong.


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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 1:03 pm

WB to Bob. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 2:03 pm

You must be talking about SmokersForums.co.uk, they suffered a couple of major crashes and it's now a shadow of what it was. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 2:46 pm

Dave - i had a few great friends there way back - but now - the ones that were really good are very aloof.  Not even a greetings!  and seems like near zero activity too.  I have agree - some were snobs; however i just stayed away from those people.  Too bad.

edit: p.s. boy did my candor open up a can of worms...
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 2:54 pm

Welcome back to the fold yunusmeer. This board has been consistently superb in my few years hanging out with the chaps. Like any organisation, it's the people that make it.
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 3:20 pm

Pleased to re-make your acquaintance yunusmeer. If you can remember your old username it's possible we've exchanged views here. Hope you find the board to your liking this go around.


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 4:00 pm

Thanks - i just do not remember. Go Figure. Thanks for the welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 5:17 pm

yunusmeer wrote:
Thanks Wizard - not to be a wise-ass - but why should he have mercy on my soul?  I did nothing wrong.

Wrong doing is not necessarily a prerequisite to being offered Mercy................

(Though me thinks thou doth protest too much)

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 5:34 pm

sorry - possibly a philosophical clash in re: to my belief system.
'mercy' is not a factor in it. Zen Buddhist.
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 8:31 pm

yunusmeer wrote:
sorry - possibly a philosophical clash in re: to my belief system.
'mercy' is not a factor in it.  Zen Buddhist.

Sorry. I understood mercy as defined as compassion. In my studies of philosophies, I was under the impression Zen allowed for some compassion. Perhaps I was thinking of Dao. I suppose Mahayana Buddhism is another offshoot. My mistake. Too much Alan Watts, I suppose............

SO........... I will restate my welcome........

May your perception of the Whole be as one with the perceived conception of the universe in it's search for Zen, without the use of Za-Zen. You have a better chance of polishing a brick than attaining enlightenment sitting like a pretzel. (Be kind to yourself)

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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 8:48 pm

Wizard... No big deal. My Misunderstanding. Compassion is fine and great! Avolokitesvara! Kannon/Kwannon. the 10 verse sutra.

I took as from the Christian sense as 'May God have mercy on you you wretched soul...' THAT I have a very hard time with - or shall i say - i just refuse to acknowledge such thoughts.

We are cool and thanks for the double warm welcome!!!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Wed May 25, 2016 9:25 pm

Welcome back, and I hope you enjoy your time here!

"T"
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Thu May 26, 2016 7:22 am

Thank you - so far it is a pleasure.
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Thu May 26, 2016 10:02 pm

Welcome back yunusmeer, love me some Gaslight, delicious stuff. Hope you enjoy your time here.

Cheers

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: been a while...   Fri May 27, 2016 6:26 am

Thanks - nice pipe Timbo.
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