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We are perfect Buddha Mind We are perfect Buddha Mind Sustaining the Nature of Mind Our nature does not go or stay anywhere since it is always with us. It does not become more present by going to the mountains and living in a hermitage. Our nature does not change according to circumstances. Therefore, moving about, staying somewhere, going or not going to the mountains – all these are superficial attributes that are not found in the basic nature itself.
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. Coffee Cup Analogy « Myriad Hues Coffee Cup Analogy « Myriad Hues
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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.The last thing I want to do is hurt you. Paraprosdokians Paraprosdokians
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The Official Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum and Store The Announcer's Test This is called the announcer's test. It originated at Radio Central New York in the early 1940's as a cold reading test given to prospective radio talent to demonstrate their speaking ability. Del Moore, a long time friend of Jerry's, took this test at Radio Central New York in 1941, and passed it on to him. The Official Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum and Store
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Pragmatics Pragmatics First published Tue Nov 28, 2006; substantive revision Mon Mar 21, 2011 These lines — also attributed to H. L. Mencken and Carl Jung — may or may not be fair to diplomats, but are surely correct in reminding us that more is involved in what one communicates than what one literally says; more is involved in what one means than the standard, conventional meaning of the words one uses. The words ‘yes,’ ‘perhaps,’ and ‘no’ each has a perfectly identifiable meaning, known by every speaker of English (including not very competent ones).
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The application of terms to ranges of the visible spectrum are essentially arbitrary, cultural conventions. The notion of "green" in modern European languages corresponds to about 520–570 nm, but many historical and non-European languages make other choices, e.g. using a term for the range of ca. 450–530 nm ("blue/green") and another for ca. 530–590 nm ("green/yellow") Many languages do not differentiate between certain colors on the visible spectrum and do not have separate terms for blue and green. They instead use a cover term for both (when the issue is discussed in linguistics, this cover term is sometimes called grue in English). The exact definition of "blue" and "green" may be complicated by the speakers not primarily distinguishing the hue, but using terms that describe other color components such as saturation and luminosity, or other properties of the object being described. Distinguishing blue from green in language
Amphibolies are syntactically ambiguous, meaning you can read them in more than one way. Drunk gets nine months in violin case Farmer bill dies in house iraqi head seeks arms prostitutes appeal to pope British left waffles on falkland islands AMPHIBOLIES
The Egg The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless.