What is a Duck?

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What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm

I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Jeff H » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:57 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm
I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
:good: :rolling:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by florin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
“The path of the supreme yoga it is not the path of accomplished sages of the past. Whoever enters onto the path of the sages of the past will end up gripped by the sicknesses of the path - meditation, attachment, and exertion.”Thig le drug pa.

“Everything of the universe of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa arises as the enlightened energy of the one self-perfected Natural Presence. But these teachers still mistakenly teach that disciples should fabricate enlightenment by applying discipline, renunciation, interruption, purification and transformation”.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mantrik » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:08 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm
I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
Form is named duck, duck is form and now also known by a name.

Old guys who have seen many, tend to spot a duck better. Latest is called Trump - used to prove that duck farts echo and twitter.
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Lukeinaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm

I like this duck.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm

florin wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
Knowing nothing is my speciality. Sometimes I know nothing three times before breakfast.
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mantrik » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm
florin wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
Knowing nothing is my speciality. Sometimes I know nothing three times before breakfast.
http://www.khyung.com

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm

If someone thinks a duck is a goose, they'll call every goose a duck :smile:
That's why we need a duck master to help us not make a mistake at the outset :rolling:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Ricky » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm

Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm

Ricky wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
:shrug: Que?
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by DGA » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Ricky wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
:shrug: Que?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hockey_League

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are a professional ice hockey franchise in Southern California. Yes, this club was started as a promotional tie-in to a Disney film, The Mighty Ducks, about a plucky ice hockey club.

Meanwhile, Oilers of Edmonton wear bright orange sweaters for safety, I suppose.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Tenma » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 am

A duck is a duck. Or at least to our minds...

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:04 am

And a rose is a rose is a rose according to Gertrude Stein.
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Grigoris » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:39 am

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm
I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
Did I miss some significant detail regarding this discussion?
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 pm

There is absolutely no significance to this discussion Greg. :smile:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm

It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mantrik » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm
It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:

Now you're just ducking the issue of issuing the duck.
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Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by florin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:26 pm

So disappointed with this duck business... :roll:
“The path of the supreme yoga it is not the path of accomplished sages of the past. Whoever enters onto the path of the sages of the past will end up gripped by the sicknesses of the path - meditation, attachment, and exertion.”Thig le drug pa.

“Everything of the universe of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa arises as the enlightened energy of the one self-perfected Natural Presence. But these teachers still mistakenly teach that disciples should fabricate enlightenment by applying discipline, renunciation, interruption, purification and transformation”.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm
It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:

Now you're just ducking the issue of issuing the duck.
So you had a gander at the thread?
Back to fishin' folks... :namaste:

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:46 pm

florin wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:26 pm
So disappointed with this duck business... :roll:
So was Donald.
Back to fishin' folks... :namaste:

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