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  • Yeah, I've always figured the Buddha was agnostic. It's good not to have too many beliefs.
  • I see a lot of words being put in people's mouths here. Who said they needed psychedelic drugs? Who is condoning, justifying or suggesting psychedelics? I see people saying that ironically, psychedelics turned them onto the dharma and getting at…
  • Thankfully a Buddhist terrorist is only acting out of fear and attachment to the dharma and are not able to condone their actions through any suttas. The Hotel Newbuddhist... You can check out any time you like but you may not ever leave.
  • Many times I feel disagreements too often happen when people are basically saying the same thing differently. Does the term dukkha include physical pain or is dukkha specifically the emotional response or attachment to mental and physical trauma?…
  • I think the idea is that we could still feel the pain but without suffering.
  • @genkaku said: A question hovering in my mind as I fiddle around the shallow end of the Artificial Intelligence pool is this: If everything were perfect, how interesting could it be? Isn't failure and flaw one of humanity's most enriched products…
  • Well, those are like profile mantras. I have used "They are the Buddha, you are the Buddha, we are the Buddha, Boo Dah!"
  • Life in Canada isn't bad. May be better once we get palm trees. I have never counted the beads while chanting but I've always thought that I'll check it out one day. I'm hoping it isn't like counting sheep to fall asleep.
  • @silver said: @David said: I find that sometimes returning to the breath doesnt always keep stray thoughts from capturing my attention. That's when I go to a purposeful mantra. It's like my big gun. Sounds g…
  • I find that sometimes returning to the breath doesnt always keep stray thoughts from capturing my attention. That's when I go to a purposeful mantra. It's like my big gun.
  • @DhammaDragon said: Yes, but Ram Dass was experimenting with psychedelics at an age where being new agey or spiritual equalled being high, aka stoned into the other side... It's a rather clumsy and blurry period in the history of spirituality,…
  • That's a bit screwy. I just read a quote saying Zen is the Taoists Buddhism or the Buddhists Taoism. As far as I know Zen was born from Buddhism and the Tao building on common ground. Sure, I would hope that much of the original teachings are the…
  • It always seems to go two steps forward and one step back. Plus a global community mindset (which we can't help but be headed towards now that we see each other a bit more clearly) is like a dandruff shampoo. At first it seems like it just makes …
    in Trump Comment by David May 13
  • @MrCrowley I don't know if this is the same person but I knew another by the same handle a few years back and we had a lot of great conversations. I went by the handle ourself and Mr Crowley called me simply "self". Whether it's the same person o…
    in Utter Confusion. Comment by David May 13
  • It almost looks like the carrier is going to get a surprise ambush. China and Russia have now both amassed troops on the border to North Korea and neither of them seem too fond of the States at the moment.
    in Trump Comment by David April 23
  • There is no true and solid ground. Stand regardless.
  • @pegembara said: @David Since none of us are Buddhas, we cannot presume what he would do. We can use the teachings to the best of our limited ability and presume what he may do. We may not be right but thats another matter. I can i…
  • @genkaku said: Did you ever notice in your spiritual travels, that the yearning for god, by whatever name, can be compelling enough to weep, compelling enough to get depressed, compelling enough to laugh, compelling enough to take up and practice…
  • @pegembara said: @David said: @pegembara said: There is strangely no mention of "white" lies ie. in the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be unfactual, untrue but beneficial. So are white lies oka…
  • @pegembara said: There is strangely no mention of "white" lies ie. in the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be unfactual, untrue but beneficial. So are white lies okay since there is no explicit injunction against them? http://…
  • I can't even reconcile the teachings of Jesus with Christianity let alone Buddha and Christianity but hey.
  • The way the pendulum swings, I wouldn't be surprised if you guys end up with a Democratic Socialist next. You'll probably end up with a better single-payer healthcare system than we have. I wouldn't be surprised if there were many socialists voti…
    in Trump Comment by David April 9
  • @lobster said: Many of us were brought up as Christians or worse ... No doubt that is uncharitable. However many become atheists, nihilists or trekkies because their Buddhist from child upbringing provided little functional spiritual…
    in Bodhi of Christ Comment by David April 6
  • @karasti said: @David I'm curious about what you said about borders and preference of living. What did you mean? Just for definition sake/addresses and so on? I'm trying to think of how to explain what I mean. If I want to shoot off firew…
  • @Victorious said: Thanks guys you have broadened my view on this issue. Let me just explain my view a little bit. Globalism for me is not capitalism or communism, it is not dictatorship. Globalism or as Jason puts it Internationalism is fo…
  • Hey @federica Yeah, I'm still kickin around Hope you're doing great
    in Haiku Comment by David March 31
  • @Victorious said: Globalism vs Protectionism * Which do you favor? Why? * What is your "Buddhist" opinion on this? That was two different questions mind you. I myself see a global leadership as inevitable but have …
  • Threads of the Haiku The river over flowing Beavers lie in wait
    in Haiku Comment by David March 26
  • Ok, there must be something wrong with my perception. I'm going to take a break until I get my sleep problem figured out and a solid inventory of my marbles. @dhammachick, I apologize for my lack of manners and wish you well. @federica, sorry …
  • @JaySon said: @karasti said: Tonglen is a major part of my practice, as taught by my teacher several years ago. We do it as a sanga group as well. But you always start and focus on someone close to you who it is easy to be compassio…
  • When I first started out I didn't even know there were so many ways of going about it until I had already jumbled a few up.
  • @karasti said: @David, I saw your message that was deleted, and I have to say I found it rather rude as well. There is just no reason to be antagonistic and say things like "Don't like what I said? TFB." Sometimes, there are just things that are …
  • @federica said: You're not happy I deleted your rather rude message? TFB. I don't mind that you deleted it but it kind of bugs me that you lied to the sangha about what was in it. That I went after anyone ever for being anything…
  • You are seeing what you want to see. I had and still have respect for you, lol. I don't really see where this hostility came from but it is none of my business and I refuse the gift @dhammachick. For a reminder, I said it was too bad Hitler basta…
  • Singled you out? Um, please go back and look. Both times it was actually you that singled me out. @Dhammachick @federica said: @David said: No, you pretty much have to believe in the concept of original sin for the blood of…
  • No, you pretty much have to believe in the concept of original sin for the blood of the lamb to mean anything, sorry @dhammachick. If people giving an opinion that differs from you is trolling in your eyes, I'm afraid there's little I can do abou…