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On Wed, 08 Dec 10 08:12:23 UTC Bhakti Brophy (41) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
I would have to say being stuck in a body that is 100% disabled, and being confined to a bed 85% of the time
Where would you like to live?
Close to my friends
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
My Earthly happiness comes from my knowledge and experience of the inner self: that innate place of peace, joy, and bliss that is ever-present. Finding beauty every day.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Self doubt
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who have forged their own path; those who searched for something greater then themselves; Those who asked "Who am !?" and "Why am I here?"
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The great sages, saints, mystics, and poets; Namely Hafiz, Ramana Maharshi, The writer of the Vedas, Jesus, Paramahansa Yogananda. Those who let their Light shine to uplift humanity.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My Mother and my late Grandmother (G.G.)
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The ecstatic mystic poets from all walks of life
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
J.S. Bach; Beethoven; Frank Zappa; Steve Vai
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, sense of humor, humility
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Sense of humor, wit, compassion, intelligence, love of life
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Teacher...be it Elementary School teacher, guitar teacher, meditation / Eastern Philosophy teacher
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
Love of life, fortitude, sense of humor
What do you most value in your friends?
honesty, loyalty, humor, charity
What is your principle defect?
Double guessing myself at times
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Bad Health
What would you like to be?
Physically healthy
What is your favorite color?
Dark Blue mixed with Deep Purple
What is your favorite flower?
Gerbera daisy
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
David Foster Wallace, Dostoevsky, Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger, Voltaire...
Who are your favorite poets?
Hafiz, Rumi, Kabir, Mirabai
Who are your heroes in real life?
Mom, Dad, Jason Becker, Steve Vai...people who give more than they receive
What are your favorite names?
Shanti, Nimrod, Thomas, Jane, Jules
What is it you most dislike?
dishonesty coupled with greed
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Vietnam Wall Memorial being built in Washington, D.C.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Advanced mathematics. However, I am convinced I do not possess that side of the brain!
How would you like to die?
Focusing on my Heart Center, saying "Thank You!"
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Make it Happen!


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