Sammys Irish Pub

Welcome campers to Sammy’s Irish Pub where you can get a good stout, pilsner or ale, a cup of fine tea (watch the Guatemalan Insanity Tea) or a freshly pulled shot of espresso. Our pub smells of sandalwood, incense and old mahogany. So, slide on up to the bar and I’ll have the cure for what ails ya. 

First a little pub news. As you all know Bongo the Bioengineered Baboon went on a rampage last week stealing cars and running from the police. He was arrested but I explained to the judge that he was an animal who did not know what he was doing. I almost had him off the hook when he pulled down his trousers and mooned the judge. Well, he is under house arrest and is wearing one of those Lindsay Lohan ankle bracelets. I intend to appeal his case to the Supreme Court and use it as a precedent for rights for sentient non human beings. 

@knightsatwar and @nisargam are hotly engaged in a game of speed chess while @psychonauticlover watches wistfully lost in thought. @ovalsilver and @tzillah are sipping tea by the fireplace. @0bi-wan-kanobr0 and @thecrossroads are pouring over maps planning their next adventure. @soulproprietorship is here with a frosty mug and a huge smile. @thesatyrsglade is reading an art history book and absentmindedly feeding Rocky the Earthbound Squirrel popcorn.

All and all a good turn out for a Wednesday night.

Anonymous asked:

Hey Sam, can you explain enlightenment? I understand how it's a very long journey but how does one reach it? I hear the path is not something that's all flowers and rainbows

There is considerable disagreement on this subject among the various Buddhist traditions. My view is that enlightenment is achievable for all awakened beings in this lifetime. All fully self aware beings can do this. Self awareness is the last stop on the consciousness express. It is done by living a virtuous life and ending desire. It can be done as a Buddhist through the Eightfold Path, as a Hindu, as a Christian, a Muslim, a Sikh, a Jain, a pagan or an atheist. Belief is not the key. God is not the key. Thought is not the key. Emotion is not the key. The key is the breaking down of the duality which separates us from the One.

Anonymous asked:

How do you write a good resume ?

My suggestion is to go online to a couple of the free services which have templates and then fill in your info. See the results and then merge them together. You want to present yourself as serious, competent and dependable.

Anonymous asked:

Do you think sex is really an important part of a relationship? I'm eighteen, still a virgin and I don't crave it at all. There's this kid I like and have kissed and all, but I really don't want to have sex with him if we ever do happen to become a couple. Do you think it'll create a rift between us?

It might. I depends on how he feels about sex. Many people who identify as asexual are in loving relationships with sexual people. It generally requires compromise and honesty.

Anonymous asked:

Do you have a bucket list?

I have a kind of meditation bucket list. I want to meditate at all of the “navels” of the world. All over the world in ancient sites you find one mysterious thing: a small standing stone, in the shape of a tablet or a cone, in the midst of all the other temple grandeur. They are called “omphalos”, Greek for “navel” and they are supposed to mark the locus of the “axis mundi” or “axis of the world” and to be places of great power. 

There is one in front of the Sphinx in Egypt:

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One in Machu Picchu in Peru:

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Another at the Oracle of Delphi in Pythia, Greece:

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The others are located at Stonehenge in England, the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio, Chitzen Itza, the ancient Shiva Linga base at the Cát Tiên sanctuaryLâm Đồng ProvinceVietnam and another in the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

They are said to be especially powerful with the mother. 

☸ Sam ☸

Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life - New Scientist

Death is the one certainty in life – a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world’s oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was at one point the oldest woman in the world. She was also remarkable for her health, with crystal-clear cognition until she was close to death, and a blood circulatory system free of disease. When she died in 2005, she bequeathed her body to science, with the full support of her living relatives that any outcomes of scientific analysis – as well as her name – be made public.

Researchers have now examined her blood and other tissues to see how they were affected by age.

What they found suggests, as we could perhaps expect, that our lifespan might ultimately be limited by the capacity for stem cells to keep replenishing tissues day in day out. Once the stem cells reach a state of exhaustion that imposes a limit on their own lifespan, they themselves gradually die out and steadily diminish the body’s capacity to keep regenerating vital tissues and cells, such as blood …