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  1. Brownman - your point is that the monk is human (born and raised in utah as a matter of fact). My point is that if one looks beyond the flawed delivery of the human messanger ALL religions have at their heart a true basis for overcoming our very humanity. But I have been driving all day and I am shattered. I am probably missing something important.
  2. Could also be a simple bug - millions of forms of bacteria and viruses are all around us. How good are you about washing your hands?
  3. QUOTE (Brownman18 @ Aug 13 2008, 05:56 PM) QUOTE (pigpen @ Aug 12 2008, 08:15 AM) I dont have time this am to give this post undevided attention. But furyk, I agree with you. When ever I look into different religions I see all kinds of hypocricy, I was at a Krishna temple a couple of weeks ago. I listened to the monk say how every religion has the same God under different names and how none is more right than the other. i was intruiged for a few minutes but then his speach changed. He described a pyramid and most relgions were at the very bottom. Hindu and Buddhism were near the top but Krishna was at the upper most. He was still pushing the idea that there is only one true religion and he played lipservice to the rest. To me there is no pyramid - all religions are equal. Period. But until I find one that sees God and religion the way I do I will never align myself with one religion. He was referencing how alot of said religions have become corrupted and are more of a dog and ponie show much like politics the world over, while all preach peace and love none preach to stop the sell out of other lives at a cost. The ideals he speaks of were originally apparent in all religions, you can see the major rifts within many religious sects within themselves this is apparent largely in the 3 major abrahmic religions, referencing back to history one can see that each church within each region would fight other regions prompting this major rift in many of the 3 main religions. Even grouping them together is blasphemy on some levels. http://www.john1429.org/video/antichrist/Antichrist-128.html Reference to only one of the three. look at saudi arabia, religious police? Royal hierachy theocracy in exstance plain and simple which can also be seen the world over in the middle east at each branch of Islam....... That was his point, the world in general has turned its back on the word of god. Simple linguistic labels have divided everyone amongst themselves within sub categories of each branch of religion . Prodestant/Christian/Roman Catholic/Evangelist Islam- Wahabi/Sunni/Shia etc. Hinduism - Largely still the dominion of India is horrible Castest while trying to change. Bhuddism - Tibetan bhudism - > Feudal caste system with the dalai lama on top pre-invasion, japanese feudel Bhudism.. the saran attack on the tunnel.. i could list so many but its pointless, the rift is apparent with a strong control mechanism in each, to add each - highly politics related. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_in_Hinduism Brahman - Brah - Bhakti Yoga was his train of spiritual thought. Yes and no. You are correct to a degree But the monks description was more along the lines of Christianity et al are kindegarten, Buddhism and Hinduism middle school but Krishna is Graduate school. This is still the idea that only Hare Krishna was worthy of attention based on its higher view of meaning in God. This is an elitist position. It is this elitisim that drives me away. Its like saying "all people are created equal, but you are more equal if you practice Hare Krishna". Equal is equal without reservation. If you struggle with your spirituality, you will do so no matter what religion you claim to be. It matters not. Struggle is struggle. But in every religion are the tools to help one overcome their struggles. EVERY religion offers a true path to enlightenment. Getting there is up to the individual.
  4. I dont have time this am to give this post undevided attention. But furyk, I agree with you. When ever I look into different religions I see all kinds of hypocricy, I was at a Krishna temple a couple of weeks ago. I listened to the monk say how every religion has the same God under different names and how none is more right than the other. i was intruiged for a few minutes but then his speach changed. He described a pyramid and most relgions were at the very bottom. Hindu and Buddhism were near the top but Krishna was at the upper most. He was still pushing the idea that there is only one true religion and he played lipservice to the rest. To me there is no pyramid - all religions are equal. Period. But until I find one that sees God and religion the way I do I will never align myself with one religion.
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    Saharasmoke

    I purchased a Genie from a distributing vendor. After just a few uses the hose started disintegrating and I tried to contact the vendor directly. I never did get a response about my hose problem from the vendor so i called Sahara directly. The young lady I spoke with was very nice and after I explained my problem she offered to send a new hose. I recieved the hose promptly. I appreciate that Sahara made an effort to correct a problem even though the official policy is that the customer should go through the vendor. They get top marks for friendliness, helpfulness and overall customer service. Even though I was not happy with their product I am more willing to shop with those that work hard to make things right.
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    Sahara Genie Hose

    Sahara Genie Standard Hose This is not a good hose. The web site lists this hose as washable. However, there is nothing washable about this hose except the pleather outer cover. I used this hose just 3 times and on the third time I rinsed it with water, blew out the excess water and hung it up by the mouth piece,clipped to an overhead wire so the hose hung straight down to allow for better drying. For a "washable" hose this should be fine. But on the next use I flavor was off. Upon rinsing the hose I noticed small flakes in the rinse water. I decided to experiment and collected the water into a small glass dish. I could see brown and black flakes in the water. I grabed a magnet off the fridge and discovered I could move the flakes through the bottom of the bowl with the magnet. When I placed the magnet in the water all of the flakes collected on the magnet and the water was clear. Sahara offered to replace the hose (which they did- more in the vendor review section) so I cut into the old hose and discovered a very bad design. The hose is made without any inner coverng at all. Instead there is a loosely coiled , coated wire, that is covered by a baggie thin plastic wrap and then the pleather exterior wrapped in thread. The magnetized flakes turned out to be from the wire coating (not the wire). The wire itself was intact and rust free as far as I could tell. But the coating was flaking off in thin slivers. Personally I feel this hose is unsafe to use. Any flaking crud could become lodged in the lungs. If you can not resist buying a Sahara Genie, replace the hose rght away. Dont even bother with it. Its not worth your health.
  7. I recieved the promised shisha. I have not tried it yet -smells like the candy lipsticks I bought as a kid. Hmmm...good stuff. Thanks Nick!
  8. QUOTE (wpw36 @ Aug 9 2008, 08:48 PM) might work for a coal tray for taken from the stove to the hookah Tuna or chicken can is ideal though. The steel is very sturdy. Do wash well though - you dont want to experience "grilled tuna hookah"- just sayin!
  9. Do it Too bad you can not get maple syrup too!
  10. QUOTE (jthorpe @ Aug 8 2008, 10:46 AM) QUOTE (jthorpe @ Aug 8 2008, 09:46 AM) Yeah, it's a beautiful hookah! Ok, to answer everybody's posts... The stem is detachable (2 parts = stem, plus bowl on top). Bowl is a typical bowl with little plate with holes on the bottom. see the pics attached. I bought traditional hookah tobacco from a hookah shop; wet, moist leaves. I put charcoal in the bowl with tin foil over the top to "cup" the tobacco. When I smoked it, it seemed like I just couldn't get the smoke to travel far or in large quantities. I also used foil to try to seal any air gaps between the stem and the base and other places, but that didn't help either. Advice? Thanks everyone. And yes, it's sealed inside with some sort of black, hard tar like substance (no tar smell though). It is probably tree resin. It would be perfectly safe to pour water into it. On the other hand this pipe may have been made for cerimonial and decorative purposes. . But you should be able to seal gaps with teflon tape (plumbers tape) or even just try some bowl and hose gromets like you would use on any other pipe.
  11. If I have to drink pop - its DIET pepsi. Gross huh? But I am so used to the taste any pop with sugar or corn syrup tastes too sweet. Like swilling a sugar bag. But I will pass it all by for a Chai
  12. QUOTE (diatonic @ Aug 8 2008, 03:00 AM) They should have paid more attention during civics. What's the point of killing lame duck anyway. ah hahahaha! Thats pretty funny!
  13. Thanks for the tips. The trouble with the lounges - location! They are not easy for me to get to in Boulder. Now that the students are back it is even worse! I appreciate the tip on Smoker Friendly. At least there are two of them near by.
  14. Is there any place to buy shisha in or near Boulder besides the lounges? Suprisingly I found it easier to buy shisha in Utah than Boulder. There I can buy it in convenience stores!
  15. My favorite line is "hookah contains noxious, addictive, adulterated and poisonous concoction (which is otherwise unfit for human consumption and not even classified as food product)" When is tobacco ever classified as FOOD???
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