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    Default Beds of nails

    Does anyone know if the lying on a bed of nails "trick" was or is associated with any religious or spiritual discipline or tradition?

    I've seen something lately about it in, of all things, a Batman animation but was not entirely sure why this would be so.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    No, but I sail a ship of nails.

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