WA Delegate: The Solar Authority of Casl (elected )
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Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Publishing Industry in Stargate
The World Census tallied social media complaints from students regarding overpriced textbooks to determine which nations have the largest book publishing industries.
As a region, Stargate is ranked 5,365th in the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
|1.||The Indomitable Narf of Sevilia||Left-Leaning College State||“We have cookies.”|
|2.||The Free Land of West Siders||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“ Indeed”|
|3.||The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Paradise is just a wormhole away.”|
|4.||The Great Reich of Ahnedelle||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Jahr Null is the beginning of a new era!”|
|5.||The Star Sovereignty of Rhinara||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Glory to the Sovereignty”|
|6.||The Solar Authority of Casl||Left-Leaning College State||“We must never stop, for the stars are always ahead.”|
|7.||The Peaceful Fairy-like People of The Nox||Democratic Socialists||“There will be no more death.”|
|8.||The Republic of Not Another Wrapperian Puppet||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Spinning is so much cooler than not spinning.”|
|9.||The Empire of Finex||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Money is power”|
|10.||The Republic of Ronon Dex||New York Times Democracy||“Peace and Justice”|
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- : The Dominion of FABER-OF-WILL-AND-MIGHT of the region HALO UNIVERSE proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Republic of YetiNation arrived from Balder.
- : The Republic of Yuno13 ceased to exist.
- : The Subterranean Headquarters of The Controller of Planet X of the region The Planet X proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Federation of PR Dino Thunder arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Federation of Artsotska of the region The Okchi Union proposed constructing embassies.
- : The North Pacifican Starship of SDS Solidarity arrived from Balder.
- : The Indomitable Narf of Sevilia arrived from Osiris.
- : The Indomitable Narf of Sevilia ceased to exist.
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22. My Heart Burns Like Fire
Soyen Shaku, the first Zen teacher to come to America, said: "My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes." He made the following rules which he practiced every day of his life.
In the morning before dressing, light incense and meditate.
Retire at a regular hour. Partake of food at regular intervals. Eat with moderation and never to the point of satisfaction.
Receive a guest with the same attitude you have when alone. When alone, maintain the same attitude you have in receiving guests.
Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it.
When an opportunity comes do not let it pass by, yet always think twice before acting.
Do not regret the past. Look to the future.
Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.
Upon retiring, sleep as if you had entered your last sleep. Upon awakening, leave your bed behind you instantly as if you had cast away a pair of old shoes.
Me: Eyes as cold as dead ashes indeed. I both fear and respect this one.
Edit: TAO: I'm still considering what the Buddha is to me. Certainly more than a sack full of shredded tapestry.
And how do you know that you have not yet found it?
Oh, it's definitely indwelling. Playing peekaboo it seems...usually when I talk nonsense. grin
Annoying, it is.
A story that I'll share:
I was in a nearby hospital over a year ago, reasons inconsequential. As I was laying in the bed there was an oriental man, a staff member, intently studying patient files on a computer in the same room with me (keeping 'watch' over me.) I'll Name him Buddha. He actually was, y'know. An aspect, for lack of a better word, at any rate.
It took me several yells to attract his attention. He wasn't being mindful. Most amusing incident.
I once ate an egg on a Tuesday night.
I wouldn't share that with too many people ... just sayin'.
Morning eggs are fine to talk about ... but night eggs ... well, not so.
I understand that night eggs can hatch a cockatrice.
But: Shhhhh! That's a secret...or maybe I'm just confused.