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Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own...We are all... Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own...We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Christine
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:10:24 AM
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Eat healthy and exercise. Thoreau is right.
MiTziGo
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 11:10:19 AM
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But if you don't eat healthy and don't exercise, it's still your temple, it's just a slightly larger one.
Drew
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:19:17 PM
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Do we really "build" ourselves? I would say our role is more geared toward "temple" maintenance.
jobe
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:37:42 AM

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"But if you don't eat healthy and don't exercise, it's still your temple, it's just a slightly larger one."...from an earlier post

That's true but in time, the "slightly larger one" perishes.
fred
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 9:58:05 AM
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Try thinking of him as the first American Taoist.
Drew
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:39:09 PM
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fred wrote:
Try thinking of him as the first American Taoist.


That's an interesting take, fred. I've never thought of Thoreau that way, but it makes sense.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 4:14:07 PM
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Then there is the doctor who said to his patient,"Your body is a temple and your congregation is too large."
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