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  • @kando said: Nice to find so many introverts and crowd avoiders here, no wonder I feel at home And here pops in the extrovert who thrives in crowds... You may crave security and safety, @nakazcid, but has life really humoured you? …
  • My husband knows a lot about soccer and he claims Spain, Brazil and France have very good teams for this championship. Naturally, the Mannschaft is always a big threat...
  • My personal formula for as much a dukkha-free life as possible has been to see reality "as it is," with all its factical bluntness and rough edges, while also leaving room for some lyricism, awe and magic. I am not thinking of Newton while gazing u…
  • My favourite selection of suttas, even if pretty dated by now, are F.L. Woodward's "Some Sayings of the Buddha" (1925) and Nyanatiloka Thero's "The Word of the Buddha" (1914), both of which I have mentioned at least a thousand times since I belong o…
    in Tedious Comment by Buddhadragon June 12
  • I have been struck by the death of beloved ones often enough not to be willing to delve into meditation on impermanence in its goriest details for the rest of this samsaric stint. Life passes. You see that all the time. And keeps passing. W…
  • I can only guess, when we are open to learning, we simply never cease to learn. I live in awe, therefore life never ceases to amaze me.
    in Teachers Comment by Buddhadragon June 12
  • Our mind segregates thoughts the same way our stomach segregates gastric juices. You don't need to pay attention to everything. Most is papanca. Eventually, the more you keep bringing your attention back to your breath, the less you'll "hear" …
  • I do not think, therefore I am not. Or maybe I am. A bundle of loosely-tied aggregates. Who cares? I am just passing by and enjoying the view
    in I AM Comment by Buddhadragon May 16
  • They say that there are two sides to a story, and then the truth. I guess Israel and Palestine do not seem to agree what that truth is or which of their stories comes closer to THAT one and only mythical truth. Truth is, just one truth does not …
  • @Traveller said: For me koans are a way of "forcing" the mind out of dualistic thought by giving it a riddle that is impossible to solve by dualistic thinking. Sometimes I use the Korean Hua-dou "What is this?" referring to "myself" and my thoug…
  • @Kerome said: @lobster said: In tantra we are sometimes taught that mindful farting, orifice evacuation is an offering to the hungry ghosts and hell realm dwellers ... Where’s the proof dear lobster, where’s the proof.…
  • Unfortunately, fast forward past the eighties, and women are still being objectified in the video world industry today. Video clips are still chock full with half-naked women waving their anatomy and playing harem to a gaping pasha. Not to ment…
  • @Jason said: Another thing about the suttas I discovered is that there's a lot of humour in them as well. The Buddha was an expert at word play, especially puns (which don't always translate well into English), and many of these were in referenc…
  • @Bunks said: I have also found the Tibetan Buddhist technique of Tonglen useful too. It appears counter intuitive (as do a lot of things on the Buddhist path!) but can be very beneficial.... To those of us that have been brought up in the…
  • Except for a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning, I drink only tea. A rather recent study upholds that even caffeinated teas do help with rehydration and not the opposite, as it was thought before. So why drink plain water when one …
  • People who work in social help have a strong network of psychological support available, @1448. Friends of mine who are doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, have compulsory weekly psychotherapy sessions to help them cope. I have worked in socia…
  • The problem I have found when tackling the suttas is that different traditions have different suttas that they deem important, and the literature that applies to one school helps you little with others, @Kerome. I began very slowly with Bikkhu Bo…
  • @Bunks said: This is the standard food we eat at 6pm at the Monastery I attend @federica - it is an odd combo but I've actually found pickled ginger goes surprisingly well with cheese!! I would say ginger, as well as anything hot and pun…
  • @Shoshin said: It looks like a lotus rising out of a pond ... No mud, no Milarepa...
  • Mind transmission... a more technical way to say that sometimes we meet certain teachers and there is that flash of instant affinity, recognition... maybe even a "wow" moment, maybe a buddhic connection or samadhi of sorts. In some ways, it is no…
  • For some reason, the poem by Milarepa that I come back to again and again, and have quoted here too again and again is "The womb of the buddhas." Somehow, I find the poem haunting: "Behold and search your unborn mind; Seek not for satisfa…
  • Both the parents of an ex-boyfriend were shrinks. So were a married couple of neighbours in a former place where I used to live. Two of my best friends are also shrinks. All of them were and are couple counselors. But in view of the poor way …
  • Thank you for the clarification, @Tsultrim. English is my second language and my posts can be easily misunderstood.
  • Just to be clear, @Tsultrim, my comment was not intended to criticise Chogyam Trungpa, as it was not to criticise Osho. I just pointed out the similarity of contradictory personalities. That's all.
  • As with Chögyam Trungpa, I do like Osho's teachings, but the human being leaves much to be desired. Should spiritual teachers lead irreproachable lives? We would be led to believe that those human beings who are in possession of precious knowle…
  • @Linc said: If someone has a screaming fit or conflict in my living room such that I need to forcibly eject them from my house, you'll find my future comments about them to be respectfully succinct, and that's about it. Nor do I think it appropr…
  • @Kerome said: I find it interesting that people’s comments are focussing on the joy aspect of the original post, and not touching much on celebration. I can understand that as joy is talked about in the Buddhist lore, but celebration is the shari…
  • I love both coffee and tea. I am a coffeine-run junkie...
  • As an aside note, and since I have been away from the forum for several months, I would like to thank you, @Jason, for posting more often as you are now doing. Your posts are a real asset and food for thought to the discussions
  • @federica said: Read @Linc's post again, @DhammaDragon; he does explain things quite thoroughly, answering the points you have made.... I am not good with technicalities, but I will make an effort, Fede. Thank you. Other than that, do…