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Eljua

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Topic title is a complete fabrication, for I am neither female, over 30 or based in Ireland, or looking for young men.

Hi, I'm Leigh, and I'm an INTP ... allegedly. I'm a Welsh philosophy student, who excels at logic and has a mild loathing for Descartes. I'll probably browse and post more in the next couple of days once I get some sleep, and finish reading a few books on Buddhism I have to get through.

Also, that previous paragraph is the most I've ever said (wrote) to describe myself that I can remember.
 

Ogion

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Bore da! Shwt wyt ti?
(Well, that, a bit other random vocabulary and Welsh pronounciation is about all of Cymraeg that i actively remember from 2 years of Celtic Studies :p)

Hi and welcome to the forum, may you find interesting and enlightening discussions. ;)

Ogion
 

Sapphire Harp

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Re: False advertising...

I hope you find this to be an enjoyable place Eljua. I'm sure you can find someone willing to engage you on each of those details above.

Myself, I'm interested in your Buddhism studies right now... What are you reading towards that end? I'm studying Buddhism currently (on and off...) Snowqueen recently directed me to 'Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism' which is the most profound book I've read on the subject...
 

walfin

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Darn. I thought there might be hope for me.

Now I feel cheated. :(
 

Eljua

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Bore da! Shwt wyt ti?
Dwi wedi blino, ati? (About all the Welsh I picked up in 20 years. It just didn't interest me.)

Myself, I'm interested in your Buddhism studies right now... What are you reading towards that end? I'm studying Buddhism currently (on and off...) Snowqueen recently directed me to 'Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism' which is the most profound book I've read on the subject...
Currently reading "An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics". This is completely for scholarly pursuits though, had I have been approaching the subject for pleasure I'd have probably taken a different route with my texts, probably have focused on texts regarding the nature of suffering. Of course focusing on texts regarding the nature of suffering would be a guaranteed way to fail exams, so I'm going to do that after I no longer need to focus on this particular milestone.

Wales? I love Wales!
Know what I love more than regular whales? NARHWALS




Darn. I thought there might be hope for me.

Now I feel cheated. :(
Sorry man, if it makes you feel better had I been a 35 year old female, I'd be totally desperate.
 

loveofreason

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Life ends at 35? Right? oh darn.....


Welcomes to our little place of festering thoughts and desperation...

the power of fabrication shall serve you well.
 
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Very smart. Your bars are all white. Confused me for about 5 seconds.
 

Eljua

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Life ends at 35? Right? oh darn.....
Nah, it's just so far away from my own personal experience that it's a foreign and alien existance, where the me I am now, and the me I will be then will have nothing in common save the shared experience of the first two decades. Unless I'm mistaken and everyone who claims to be over 35 is in fact the shambling unliving, forced to wander the dark curtain for all existance, but that'd be too awesome for words.

Welcomes to our little place of festering thoughts and desperation...

the power of fabrication shall serve you well.
It helps bring some degree of colour to a bleak and meaningless existance. Try using that as an excuse next time someone accuses you of lying, then escape while they try to work out what you mean ;)

Very smart. Your bars are all white. Confused me for about 5 seconds.
SUCCESS! To be honest I think the white is a bit too white; it shows up against the dirty colour of the background.
 

snowqueen

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Hi Eljua,

Nice to meet you - when I return properly maybe we can open up a buddhism discussion thread

glad to see you're enjoying CTSM, Sapph - I agree it is an astounding read.

Actually I am reading a rather wonderful slim volume by Stephen Batchelor called 'Buddhism Without Beliefs' at the moment. Very 'back to basics' but done in a really clear and thoughtful way.

Love your writing style Eljua - given the miserable English displayed by most of my students it's a joy to read!
 

Eljua

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Hi Eljua,

Nice to meet you - when I return properly maybe we can open up a buddhism discussion thread

I look forward to it. Hopefully by then I won't be bogged down in Wittgenstein and Satre by then; The former being work and the latter being pleasure.

Love your writing style Eljua - given the miserable English displayed by most of my students it's a joy to read!
Thank you very much. Only been here for just over half a day, and I receive my first compliment in years. I'm chalking this one up to being literate.
 

Eljua

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Ok, that initially felt weird. I'm a 19 year old Irish male.
Mission accomplished. Pleasure to meet you, sorry about the awkwardness.
 

Tyria

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Hey. Good to have you with us here.
 

RubberDucky451

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Welcome. I could make a joke about making a cliche welcome message but I'll refrain.
 

fullerene

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welcome

why the mild loathing for Descartes?
 

Eljua

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welcome

why the mild loathing for Descartes?
Because he tries so hard in his "Meditations", and yet ultimately fails at what he inititially set out to do, because he was so intent on proving his intitial claim, and wasn't able to accept that perhaps he was wrong. Lots of people make reference to him as this great person, yet amongst his greatest offers to the world were something he refused to develop.

I mean, come on. His most famous quote is "I think, therefore I am", and yet he couldn't actually explain what "I" actually is.
 
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