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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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“We're not meant for happiness, you and I.”
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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“We're not meant for happiness, you and I.”
Thanks for including me but I am happy with my family. But I don't mind "bahar kee biryani" once in while.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Thanks for including me but I am happy with my family. But I don't mind "bahar kee biryani" once in while.
shame on you, but, I hear ya.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Re: What is your favorite Passage?

My favorite Massage is the one with a Happy Ending.

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Re: What is your favorite Passage?

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My favorite Massage is the one with a Happy Ending.

Why do you want to give the masseur a happy ending? Tip him instead, dude! Dont be so cheap.
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Why do you want to give the masseur a happy ending? Tip him instead, dude! Dont be so cheap.
he is saying what is his favourite not masseur's.
So if ending is happy,all is good.Makes sense.
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Re: What is your favorite Passage?

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he is saying what is his favourite not masseur's.
So if ending is happy,all is good.Makes sense.
Makes perfect sense. So how many times a week you give him a massage?
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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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Makes perfect sense. So how many times a week you give him a massage?
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Re: What is your favorite Passage?

This one blows my mind by its simplicity...

"That would be like having the greatest name in history, Cassius Clay, and then changing it to some common abomination" -William Giraldi, Busy Monsters - when the main protagonist is suggested to find a new girlfriend after his current extraordinary girlfriend leaves him to find the kraken.
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This story has always stayed with me... wish we had this in our history books...

“Ecological attitudes survive in many traditional communities. Of these communities, the most remarkable are the Bishnois of northwest India. This community is estimated to be nearly 6 million strong and spread over Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The Bishnois (the popular etymology being bis + nau = 29) trace their traditions to one Jambaji of fifteenth-century Rajasthan, who enunciated 29 rules to live by in their desert land.

These rules include: never cut a green tree, but wait for a tree to age and die and then use it as timber; bury the dead simply without caskets as that would save wood; practice cleanliness and a high level of hygiene; protect the forest and its wildlife; conserve water by building tanks; practice vegetarianism and have no addictions; do not expect or seek grants or subsidy from king or government; believe in self-help; let women, who are founts of life, wear bright clothes of red or orange and the men white, as a symbol of undiluted devotion to the tradition; if there must be violence it should be in defense of a tree, an animal and tradition and, for this, embrace death with cheer.

On many occasions in their history, the Bishnois have shown readiness to die for their beliefs. The most celebrated episode took place in 1730 in the arid village of Kejarli, near Jodhpur. The Kejarli land allows only four months of farming. The only large tree hardy enough to grow on this barren land is the kejri (prosopis cineraria). It yields shade, fodder and ultimately timber, and it is important in their economy. In this ecological system gazelles and blackbuck roam freely. This is what the Bishnois believe happened in 1730: The local ruler Raja Abhaya Singh sent his soldiers to fell trees for a new fort; he also needed fuel for his limestone kiln. A woman, Amrita Devi, stood in the way. She explained to the soldiers why these trees were sacred to the villagers. She hugged a tree and challenged them to cut her before they felled it. When the soldiers cut her down, the horrified villagers attached themselves to other trees. The Bishnois believe that in all 363 villagers were cut down before the arrival of the king who ordered the soldiers to stop. Today, in Kejarli there is an orchard, with a small temple in it, to commemorate the day 363 Bishnois laid down their lives.” – Subhash Kak, in one of his articles
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my fav. is

"chhe baj gaye ...happy weekend to all."

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Re: What is your favorite Passage?

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“If you tell a beautiful woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It's no more than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for her virtues is meaningless. She's earned it, it's a payment, not a gift. But to love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved. To love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake - and that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable self-esteem.”
Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes) -- Arthur Conan Doyle

"You see," he explained, "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones."
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“There is no problem so big that we cannot run away from it” – Richard Bach, Illusions.

This statement has influenced me so much that now I am not worried and/or troubled by any problem
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Makes perfect sense. So how many times a week you give him a massage?
Now you want to massage me?
I won't let that happen.if everybody starts massaging every other guy,then this thread will be derailed.

You are welcome,Rakhi!
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Re: What is your favorite Passage?

From one of the best books I've read - Shantaram.

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when it's all you have got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving,can become the story of your life"

"You are not a man until you give your love, truly and freely, to a child. And you are not a good man until you earn love, truly and freely, of a child in return"

"Prisons are the temples where devils learn to pray"

"Happiness is a myth. It was invented to make us buy things"

This book is full of unforgettable quotes and passages.

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