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An anonymous text from the Tradition says that, in life, each person can take one of two attitudes: to build or to plant. The builders might take years over their tasks, but one day, they finish what they're doing. Then they find they're hemmed in by their own walls. Life loses its meaning when the building stops.
Then there are those who plant. They endure storms and all the many vicissitudes of the seasons, and they rarely rest. But, unlike a building, a garden never stops growing. And while it requires the gardener's constant attention, it also allows life for the gardener to be a great adventure.
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What if you do both. Your 'the Tradition' seems too diametric to be feasible.
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How does the guy that sits around and collects welfare fit in ?
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I think that Dexter is a gardener.
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Both. I build AND I garden. But my buildings and gardens probably don't fit the description of The Tradition (whatever that is and feel free to educate me).
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the magikal tradition it is

I think both are feasible, keeping in mind that building would have a limit on creation, when gardening will keep multiplying by itself :)

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Bejvas wrote:the magikal tradition it is

I think both are feasible, keeping in mind that building would have a limit on creation, when gardening will keep multiplying by itself :)

It is just a figurative way of looking at our own paths.


Okay, so you're talking about the cult of Paganism, then?

The only limits on creation I see are the limits of man to imagine - imposed on each person individually by him/her own self.

A garden will not necessarily keep multiplying all by itself. To multiply, it requires certain things, water being one of them. A plant will not multiply if it dies before seed is produced or if production is hindered by lack of an essential component.
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A smart builder includes a door, a poor gardener can step on his own flowers.
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Doors lock something inside, stepped flowers will grow again, the roots keep the essence of seeds that nurture from elements.

bprettie wrote:A smart builder includes a door, a poor gardener can step on his own flowers.
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Particularly I don't like the term "paganism", for it is many times limited to a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions, and it is many times discriminated for being a form of religious practices that have in common the encounter with the divine through nature.

If we think about ancient Egypt, it is said that "as above, as below, and as below, as above", from what it is understood that the nature of the creators is the same of the creatures, and it points out to by understanding what is below - nature and similar creations - one can understand what is above - the creator.


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Bejvas wrote:the magikal tradition it is

I think both are feasible, keeping in mind that building would have a limit on creation, when gardening will keep multiplying by itself :)

It is just a figurative way of looking at our own paths.


Okay, so you're talking about the cult of Paganism, then?

The only limits on creation I see are the limits of man to imagine - imposed on each person individually by him/her own self.

A garden will not necessarily keep multiplying all by itself. To multiply, it requires certain things, water being one of them. A plant will not multiply if it dies before seed is produced or if production is hindered by lack of an essential component.
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I might build a mud shack that way I can also plant something on the outside of it.
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very funny! you found the middle term in between builders and gardeners! hahaha

kompili wrote:I might build a mud shack that way I can also plant something on the outside of it.
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Hey - what's wrong with Paganism? Most of the world's religious cults are founded on at least some of its principles.

What is your preferential title?
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Absolutely nothing wrong with Paganism, but I don't like the heavy connotation the word/title carriest, same thing as many other words or titles, even the word God. Even the word "religion" carries a misunderstanding. Religion is a Latin rooted word, deriving from religare, which means to reconnect with, to re link with, with what or who? God, who is God? in my opinion, is not a who, is ALL there IS, including OURSELVES. Then Religion should be the reconnection path with ourselves and All there is as ONE. There for, I have no preferential title, and if there is one, it would be NO TITLE title - kind of like the brand NO NAME hahaha


grammafreddy wrote:Hey - what's wrong with Paganism? Most of the world's religious cults are founded on at least some of its principles.

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