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  • @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…
  • I feel bad for Jesus. I wonder how he would have felt if he knew his teachings would inspire a death cult where people envision themselves bathing in his blood to save themselves from the wrath of an angry, jealous and all around unenlightened godhe…
  • There is no truly solid ground. Stand regardless.
  • While I don't think E.T.s had anything to do with the pyramids, I would tend to think it laughable to believe out of all the vastness of space, with the millions or billions of stars and billions or trillions of planets that this one little planet i…
  • Left -7.5 Social Libertarian -5.9 Seems fairly accurate.
  • @JaySon said: Are thoughts bad or good? In Zen and Thai Theravada traditions I learned thoughts are bad, that they lead to suffering. So does life but life shouldn't be labeled as bad. Just as one can learn to live a wholesome life…
  • Karmic rebirth may or may not be linear but reaping what we sow is. Can't reap the corn before it's planted. The universe has become more moral since we've come around and there could be others that have morals as well. If the universe was wit…
  • @JaySon said: @Kerome said: The trees that you meet out on your walk, they are a lot more real to you than Donald Trump, who you cannot do anything about. Breathe their air, be calm and limit Trump's ownership of your brain to the m…
  • For thoughts to lead to suffering, first we must follow. When finding myself following too closely I try to remind myself of a little quote I heard once. The mind is like a garden and thoughts are like seeds. We can grow flowers or we can grow…
  • @JaySon said: @Omar067 said: "Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they can not touch your soul.Fear only God, who can destroy both your soul and body in hell." - Jesus The Tibetans teach fear of a lowe…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @David said: Couldn't it be both an empirical and a metaphysical teaching? Different schools of Buddhist thought come at it differently but I don't think one view is exclusive of the others. …
  • Jesus woke up, saw he was God, treated the lowest(as per societal standing) as if they were himself, forgave and asked us to follow in his foot steps. In my view he would be a bodhissatva or one in training. I don't know if he was taught by Bu…
  • @terminal, I might have the gist of the last part and I usually do try to just live in the moment but I just want to get some rest and just live while I'm awake for a while.
  • @Zero said: @David said: ...I remember way too many dreams which makes it tough to get a good night's rest. Have you considered sleep apnoea? Something your partner may have more insight into as they may observe you sl…
  • Whatever, geez. I wasn't really trying to be a jerk and I didn't bother reading ahead. Sorry all.
  • I think he was at least getting onto something. Who knows how his teachings would have evolved if he wasn't executed.
  • @lobster said: The inverted or projected ego, 'people are ultra conscious of me' - when in fact we may be ultra sensitive/conscious. ... Assertiveness is interesting because it is about giving oneself permission to be. Part of that being m…
  • Couldn't it be both an empirical and a metaphysical teaching? Different schools of Buddhist thought come at it differently but I don't think one view is exclusive of the others.
  • @Dakini said: @David said: "Empty of inherent existence" just means it depends on other things to exist as far as I can tell. Thanks. So maybe the confusion results in part from how it's explained. The car's existence …
  • "Empty of inherent existence" just means it depends on other things to exist as far as I can tell.
  • I know. I finally got a decent 6 hour sleep last night with no dreams that I remember except for when I nodded off on the couch for a couple of seconds. I was in a hot air balloon race. It's amazing how fast we can zip into a dream state.
  • I've read that when you are able to catch yourself getting angry and let it go, you are reconditioning yourself. The more you catch yourself and let it go, the easier it becomes to let the anger go and the earlier it gets caught. Mindfulness trai…
  • @pegembara said: @David said: @pegembara said: @JaySon said: Is it right to say that the one who suffers is the mentally and emotionally constructed "I"? And if the "I" dissolves then th…
  • They should have thought of this before Hitler perverted the swastika.
  • @pegembara said: @JaySon said: Is it right to say that the one who suffers is the mentally and emotionally constructed "I"? And if the "I" dissolves then there is no one left to suffer? Also, is it safe to laugh at anyone…
  • @Kerome said: Silence is there in all of our senses. The steadiness of vision, the restfulness in our touch, all of these things are also manifestations of silence. It doesn't have to be sound. Very wise. I never really put that together …
  • @Steve_B said: And even directly to your point, someone might give excellent advice that they themselves don't follow. Does that mean that the advice is flawed, or that the advisor is flawed? I would say the advice may or may not be f…
  • Maybe try Key-oh until you can say it instead of cho and then drop the hyphen so it's almost keo where "e" sounds more like a "y". K'yo.
  • @Kerome said: I've gone through periods of intense dreaming, and I've usually connected that to parts of the higher self being particularly active. Sometimes it has been a sign that I've not been valuing my connection with inner silence highly en…
  • Thanks @federica and @Steve_B. I haven't really thought about talking to the doctor. Actually the only people other than my present wife and you guys I talked to about it are all passed on. Come to think of it the last one passed in October. I wo…
  • I've had a fascination with dreams since I was a kid and had my first lucid dream when I was about 15. A few years after that I was doing research on it in the library and articles from OMNI magazine. I also took a fair amount of psychedelic drugs b…
  • @federica said: @David said: Oh ok. Well, that's something I should have known. It's not like I ever had a close up view (while there was peeing, lol) or anything though. No wonder men can't find …
  • Oh ok. Well, that's something I should have known. It's not like I ever had a close up view (while there was peeing, lol) or anything though.
  • @JaySon said: @David said: @JaySon said: Is it right to say that the one who suffers is the mentally and emotionally constructed "I"? And if the "I" dissolves then there is no one left to suffer? …
  • @JaySon said: Is it right to say that the one who suffers is the mentally and emotionally constructed "I"? And if the "I" dissolves then there is no one left to suffer? Sure, but then who will tie your shoes? We walk the middle way. Th…
  • @federica said: @David said: The holes we use for procreation we also use to pee. Ok, you DO know women are different, don't you.....? ; I said holes, not the pipes that lead to the holes. Unless I missed an up…
  • Perhaps it's because we know for a fact that sex leads to life. Bonobos probably don't have unwanted children in their society either. As a whole I think we need to be a little more responsible.
  • @Dakini said: @Bunks said: The video also states that oral or anal sex is sexual misconduct along with masturbation. Forgive me but for a lay person that doesn't sound right to me. Oh, …
  • @lobster said: Alcohol is an effective preservative. Thus have I heard Only when it's applied to the outside, I'd guess. I saw and stepped in some bits of my oldest friends internal organs and I can tell you that what alcohol…
  • @Bunks said: @David said: "Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great" What about after a vasectomy? Seriously though that kind of thing makes me wonder. There is a part of me that thinks sex is for procreati…
  • "Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great"
  • This is a tough one for me. If nobody is being hurt then I don't see the issue but for myself they go against the grain as I do see harm there. I have to stress that is just a personal view for my own conduct. I don't like the idea of sex bein…
  • I wish I could remember what it was like to think before I knew words. Oh well. That's a pitfall of being in the information sharing game. Eventually someone decides to label junk out of convenience and it turns to necessity just like all conveni…
  • @techie said: Life is dhukka, said the Buddha. Life/material world cannot be fixed. It is what it is. That's why buddha preached liberation from samsara, not solutions to samsara. It doesn't need to be fixed, it needs to be underst…
  • I have mixed feelings about that. Sounds terrific but what if my wives don't get along? I'm pretty sure I'm just kidding.