How many things do I not need?

… and by the way … leaving things behind intentionally and after deliberation, is not the high mark of letting-go and non-attachment! It’s when one loses stuff, or is deprived of them, suddenly and abruptly, that the true test is on … I think. The sages say that the ego eventually gets lost in that way, and that one cannot choose to leave it behind! So venerable @sujato, keep the coffee maker, until the time comes for either it, or your ego, to be forever lost! :fallen_leaf:

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Oh no! I’d certainly keep that

:crazy_face: :coffee:

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Hey, thanks everyone, your responses lightened my morning. It looks like the votes are pretty close at the moment!

Yes, that’s right. People I’ve met at conferences and places around the world. One from a martial arts expert I met on a flight recently!

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So are you planning to go ‘aginst the stream’ of whatever way the majority votes or with it? Are you trying to make us accomplices in your karma? :confused::smiling_imp: I remain neutral because possessions are a burden but coffee is good

Yes, that’s right.

whew! I was starting to imagine a monk handing out business cards…??? :sweat_smile:

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What business are you in sir?
I am selling mindfulness.

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Sri Lankan monk gave me his calling (business) card in Sri Lanka airport.
I did not have any problem with it.

I still think that you leave it there.
One day someone may deposits it in a Stupa (Dagaba) in your name and we all can pilgrimage there.

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Lol! A coffee stained tooth relic next to a coffee stained business card? :rofl:

with metta

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I’m actually thinking that this little gadget makes coffee as good as @Nadine’s far less portable fancy gizmo.
Seriously good espresso.

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Okay everyone, thanks so much for your help.

The people have spoken, and the popular vote is in:

  • 57% take my coffee maker
  • 43% leave it behind

So, as I am a man who believes in democracy, I’ll leave it behind.

What?! It’s American democracy!

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The Russian government endorses your decision.:grin:

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‘Biohacking’- as in trying out how many robes are required to keep out the cold: the answer is 3 …I think!

You know how coffee feels like a shot of energy to your brain?
Music is another. If you put on smoooooooooooth jazzzzzzzz, you’ll feel different than if you blast T-T-T-TECHNO.https://blog.bulletproof.com/beginners-guide-to-biohacking-101/

with metta

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As an American, I feel personally offended by this statement. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Careful, monk. The wild lay folks might just start sending coffee gizmos to everywhere we think you are or might be, because we has juvenile senses of humor… #MonasticsGettingCoffee is a show I’d watch though.

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We have to wait few hundred years for this to happen.:grin:

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Bhante, are you going back to WA?

Yes, I’ll be going back to Perth on the 12th March.

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Mission accomplished!!:grinning:

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FAKE NEWS! :wink:

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In a stunning plot twist, I just got offered a new coffee maker, just like the last one. Sometime giving up takes work!

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