Miscellaneous items are those which whose categorization would be limited enough such that they do not deserve one unto themselves. Many unique items are often thrown together thoughtlessly under this idea.

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Chapter Twenty-One -- Miscellaneous

  1. If by renouncing a lesser happiness
    one may realize a greater happiness, let the wise
    person renounce the lesser, having regard
    for the greater.
  2. One who seeks one's own happiness by
    inflicting pain on others, entangled by the
    bonds of hate, will never be delivered from hate.
  3. For those who are arrogant and heedless,
    who leave undone what should be done and do
    what should not be done--for them the
    cankers only increase.
  4. Those who always earnestly practise
    mindfulness of the body, who do not resort to
    what should not be done, and steadfastly pursue
    what should be done, mindful and clearly
    comprehending--their cankers cease.
  5. Having slain mother (craving), father
    (ego-conceit), two warrior kings (eternalism and
    nihilism), and destroyed a country (sense organs
    and sense objects) together with its treasurer
    (attachment and lust), ungrieving goes the holy person.
  6. Having slain mother, father, two brahmin
    kings (two extreme views), and a tiger as the
    fifth (the five mental hindrances), ungrieving
    goes the holy person.
  7. Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken
    happily who day and night constantly practise
    the recollection of the Buddha.
  8. Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken
    happily who day and night constantly practise
    the recollection of the Dhamma.
  9. Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken
    happily who day and night constantly practise
    the recollection of the Sangha.
  10. Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken
    happily who day and night constantly practise
    mindfulness of the body.
  11. Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken
    happily whose minds by day and night delight in
    the practice of non-harming.
  12. Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken
    happily whose minds by day and night delight in
    the practice of meditation.
  13. Difficult is life as a renunciate; difficult
    is it to delight therein. Also difficult and
    sorrowful is household life. Suffering comes from
    association with unequals, suffering comes from
    wandering in samsara. Therefore, be not an
    aimless wanderer, be not a pursuer of suffering.
  14. One who is full of faith and virtue, and
    possesses good repute and wealth--that person is
    respected everywhere, in whatever land one travels.
  15. The good shine even from afar, like the
    Himalaya mountain. But the wicked are unseen,
    like arrows shot in the night.
  16. One who sits alone, sleeps alone and walks
    alone, who is strenuous and subdues oneself
    alone, will find delight in the solitude of the forest.
Weaknesses of the Hacker Personality Appendix B

Miscellaneous

Hackers are more likely to have cats than dogs (in fact, it is widely grokked that cats have the hacker nature). Many drive incredibly decrepit heaps and forget to wash them; richer ones drive spiffy Porsches and RX-7s and then forget to have them washed. Almost all hackers have terribly bad handwriting, and often fall into the habit of block-printing everything like junior draftsmen.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Mis`cel*la"ne*ous (?), a. [L. miscellaneus mixed, miscellaneous, fr. miscellus mixed, fr. miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Miscellany.]

Mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a miscellaneous collection.

"A miscellaneous rabble." Milton. -- Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ly, adv. -- Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ness, n.

 

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