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Old 06-06-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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There's spiritual, and there's wacky. IMO these folks fall into the latter category.

Somehow the strangest thing of all was this: "...and beside [their bed is] a commode elegantly disguised as a wood side table." I don't think I'd want to sleep with my head inches from the commode...but that's just me.
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Rigorous training allows him to be immune to pheromones and their sinister effects.
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There's spiritual, and there's wacky. IMO these folks fall into the latter category.

Somehow the strangest thing of all was this: "...and beside [their bed is] a commode elegantly disguised as a wood side table." I don't think I'd want to sleep with my head inches from the commode...but that's just me.
Do not ever propose to live on a boat, then! That is one of the major downsides, is sleeping inches away from the toilet! Like sleeping in a public restroom sometimes!

Totally whack people, but nice Yurt!
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He has a 100m company and choses to live like this.......I think there is more to this story that what has been given -
I wonder how they bathe? Maybe that is why they are celibate!
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My So & I decided to try it . That's ten minutes of my life I'll never get back !
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In a yurt without running water or electricity, how does she keep her hair looking that good?
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In a yurt without running water or electricity, how does she keep her hair looking that good?


Works a treat on my 4 year old!
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I suspect there is another residence with all the conveniences of modern life.For occasional visits. Unlikely to hand wash her white outfit in a bucket and get it that clean in the boonies.
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"the origin of suffering is attachment"~~the second noble truth of buddhist teaching
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"the origin of suffering is attachment"~~the second noble truth of buddhist teaching
I know I suffer when attached to someone; and I'm sure that 'someone' suffers even more.
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Hmmm, yeah, I really like my wife, a lot, she's great. Have her never more than 15 feet away? Not a chance! We'd kill each other!

Oh, and all the other things they do are a little kooky, too!
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I suspect there is another residence with all the conveniences of modern life.For occasional visits. Unlikely to hand wash her white outfit in a bucket and get it that clean in the boonies.
I seem to recall that Thoreau's mother did his laundry during his sojourn.
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If there was a contest for ugliest man on earth, he'd be in the running. Phew. Normally, I could care less, but, wow.

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Hunh-- sounds familiar. Let's see:

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There's spiritual, and there's wacky. IMO these folks fall into the latter category.
I don't think I'd want to sleep with my head inches from the commode...but that's just me.
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Like sleeping in a public restroom sometimes!
Totally whack people, but nice Yurt!
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I wonder how they bathe? Maybe that is why they are celibate!
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... how does she keep her hair looking that good?
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Unlikely to hand wash her white outfit in a bucket and get it that clean in the boonies.
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If there was a contest for ugliest man on earth, he'd be in the running. Phew.
Ouch, I mean check.

Yep, that clinches it. They're submariners!
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She looks great, great enough that I think he should give up wearing the monk robes for her.

Seriously, I think what bothered me was not their "weird" practices but the fact that he wants to have his cake and eat it, too!

He can't consider himself a monk when he is living with and never separate from a woman. It clashes with my definition of "monk" so i say "Off with his robes!" (My suggestion would be for him to wear a white outfit similar to hers.)
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