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  • I like platitudes! .....: In the South, we like our one liners....so... learn to live with it. (That one should be on the list, hahaha) I would never personally use them in a serious situation/conversation with someone, though. That's too insen…
    in Platitudes Comment by Vastmind May 15
  • Stay safe....
    in Yikes Comment by Vastmind May 5
  • I’ve been going old school, with Miami bass tracks. DJ Magic Mike did it best! .....you guys don’t know nothin’ ‘bout this...hahaha
  • Advice to a householder: Sigalovada Sutta: The Buddha's Advice to Sigalaka https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.ksw0.html For my fellow Zennies, I can't leave out the Flower Sermon....AKA- Transmission http://www.katinkah…
    in Sowing Sutras Comment by Vastmind May 3
  • Alagaddupama Sutta: The Water-Snake Simile https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.022.than.html ETA: Aunt Fede...I'm slow on the uptake.... I'm looking and looking.... and then... I see you! ..... I love it! You know I'm impresse…
    in Sowing Sutras Comment by Vastmind May 3
  • Jeesh, you can’t listen to the entire world about what you should be doing...you can only do what you can do. Little droplets of water make a mighty ocean. By paying attention to YOUR approach, thoughts and actions on this, you’re not staying n…
  • @person .... I can appreciate your honesty...and love how open you are to the discussion. Umm....I certainly don’t advocate for cutting the family off or preaching to a brick wall. ...but you also don’t have to co sign or laugh at inappropriate t…
  • ^^ Exactly. That seems to be a common misunderstanding.
  • @Tsultrim said: ..... How's that country music in Memphis doing? I wouldn’t know....I don’t listen to it, remember?
  • @Tsultrim .... yes, I’m aware of mind transmission.
  • @person .... I appreciate the nod. . Unfortunately, right now, I’m of the mindset that without the experience...it’s almost impossible for the average white person to understand it. To feel it. The world is different to and around me when I’m …
  • Yikes!! I’m not sure that’s the most valuable general advice to offer. Magic don’t pay the bills or feed the kids. Maybe you were smiling bec you were kidding @Tsultrim said: .....maybe you'll realize he' s your teacher and you'll decid…
  • I DO hold my formal teachers to a higher standard. Do they make mistakes? Of course. But they better be small ones.....or I’m out. Dueses. The main job of a leader/teacher (in any setting) is to set by example, first and foremost. If your life is mo…
  • I’m getting ‘website not secure’ in bold red letters? ETA: From what my research finds....it’s a recent google/chrome flag.
  • ^^^^ Just watched it. I could almost feel the tradewinds on my cheek. Finally got around to watching Walk with Me. Yep...it’s in his style....like a quiet walk...
  • @Tsultrim said: Vastmind, leave Memphis immediately, your life could be in danger. Don’t confuse us with Nashville, hahaha
  • I want to like it....but Country is literally the only genre of music I can’t sit through. I did look up the lyrics...very simple...to the point. Things come and go. Impermenace can be a beautiful thing.
  • I don't like or use the word hope ...as it's another word for wish....and as the old saying goes...'If wishes were horses, poor men would ride'. On the other hand....using the concept/word hope seems to keep a lot of people motivated and getting…
  • @Airui Hello...nice to meet you ......I'm always ready to raise a glass...Cheers back at ya! See you around....
  • Good thread everyone! Polite, balanced, with meaningful info and knowledge.... I'm still working through all the links...
  • Good for you! Sometimes a girl just needs a new dress The soft lettering is easy on the eyes, and conveys a message/mood, I think. Looks real nice! I'm like Aunt Fede...who knew it involves so much tedious work!?! NB
  • @satcittananda said: I've stopped sitting meditation completely, and only do meditation in action. Meditation no longer feels contrived or forced. Ditto. Well said.
  • In the OP clip...I can appreciate the way they talk about experiencing grief and not letting it take hold. Only way out of it....is through it. I watched the Netflix special. 😂🤭😢😆 👏🏻
  • My favorite prop is a good raking set.
  • ^^ Look at that box! Beautiful! I'll post pics later...I'm at work now... AFA pics....I'm still adjusting to going from a laptop and digital camera to an ipad , hahaha.
  • Cheers!
  • Good for you...you've been posting Monday's ! I admire your determination and respect you keeping on.... With or without an "audience". Everyone was in a hurry to buy the book...but the steam slowed early on... Maybe forum book clubs have their o…
  • Here is an interesting read on connecting intention and karma.. - Gil Fronsdal (audio download too!) http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/transcribed-talks/karma-and-intention/
  • Yeah, we've met him. He's a riot!, hahaha @lobster usually brings him to parties....
  • Don't make the names and robes too sacred... Disclaimer: Although, also V-Zen..,..I'm only speaking for the monastery I attend...so...the "rules" may vary. ....AFA I know, robes can be bought anywhere.....where them where you want. Whos gonna …
  • @lobster ... your link above is a dead end/404. Maybe this is where you were trying to go.... https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/family-dharma-right-speech-reconsidered
  • @Kannon said: Feeling grateful tonight. ....I am close to being a 1 Year member myself so I am reflective. Metta to our Sangha Yaaaaas! Gratitude is a beautiful thing. I'm 6 years..it's family now! I can't say it any bett…
  • These people are not happy they missed the eclipse. Thanks, clouds. http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/eclipse/2017/08/21/solar-eclipse-2017-clouds-block-amazing-view-some-nashville-middle-tennessee/587173001/ The let down is real. 😫. …
  • There will be a showing here in Memphis, October 5... here is the Info for anyone in the Mid-South area. Including a meet and greet, and walking meditation after.. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-with-me-screening-in-memphis-tickets-36710558268…
  • @grackle said: What a deep pleasure must come from seeing Kofi's excitement. When young minds get caught up in the excitement of the universe who knows where that will carry them. The curiosity of youth can really blow you mind. For sure!…
  • Instead of the farm/park vibe.....we're going all in. That's right, the planetarium!!! Kofi is just too excited about the events planned there: · Safe, viewing telescopes · Scale model solar system walk · Eclipse acti…
  • Generosity might be strategically effective or virtuous, but that’s not important. The point is that there is no good reason to love life or each other, yet we do. —John Tarrant, “The Erotic Life of Emptiness”
  • Hi...nice to meet you! Welcome!