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  • I also always manage to get what I want. Sometimes even if I can't afford it (thank god for credit cards). Coming to think of it, I am pretty attached to my books and to buying books...
  • @federica said: Got paid. First thing I did was order the book..... Great, Fede!!
  • @Hozan said: @dhammachick said: @Hozan said: will it hurt? Only if you want it to..... oh did I think that out loud goes back to her coffee Yes please...oh did I think that out l…
  • @upekka said: @DhammaDragon said: @upekka said: for the members who can understand sinhala language: https://plus.google.com/+AranyavasiBiksuvak/posts/7MRYg4XGNhy if possible transla…
  • @Shoshin said: Walking home I started to read the section on "Thinking" which got me thinking about the thought that was thinking about the thought that was thinking...A lot of thought went into it and now I'm thoughtless...I think You st…
  • @upekka said: it seems some of you do not want to go into the deapth of Buddha's Teaching with 'thama thama nana pamanin/ pacchanthan vethi thbbo' With all due respect, please drop the Theravada path, @upekka and embrace the Zen path. I…
  • Youtubes in Sinhalese are definitely dukkha. I swear by that one🐉😢👍
  • @karasti said: I found the discussion in the start of this chapter interesting, as it seems we will have to learn to infer which definition of Kama is being referred to through the book. Desire in general, desire for specific sense pleasures, or …
  • Sorry to show up sporadically, but we are leaving off on vacations tomorrow and I am going crazy. Plus all the reading I am trying to put in...
  • @upekka said: for the members who can understand sinhala language: https://plus.google.com/+AranyavasiBiksuvak/posts/7MRYg4XGNhy if possible translate it into english and share with everyone I seriously doubt we have a membe…
  • Yes, @person: peace, as in inner peace aka cessation of suffering, is the aim of the practice. Fronsdal's interpretation of the sutta is as if this was the first draft of the doctrine of the Buddha. The Buddha became enlightened, and this was a…
  • @Hozan said: I don't mean to fry minds in the small hours of the morning but contemplate this..... What is the Triality? I can guess overthinking is indulging in duality. And dukkha. Two for the price of one. Second arrow...
  • If some of the members who have the book already feel like posting some general comments on the book, maybe you can already begin. We may all catch up as best we can eventually. We are leaving on vacation on Sunday, so I am not sure how often …
  • @Hozan said: @DhammaDragon said: "You people" is duality... What is the duality? "You people" is duality. "THE duality" is more duality...🐉💕😙
  • @Hozan said: Unfortunately my sinhalese is a little rusty.... Give me two glasses of wine, and I can sing in Sinhalese, Pali and old Greek
  • "You people" is duality...
  • @federica said: Be careful of eating too much liquorice if you or your family have a history of high blood pressure or heart problems. I love licorice tea. Have been drinking like mad the past couple of years. I guess I know how my bl…
  • @lobster said: Part of the reason for learning practices such as: * releasing tension * letting go * breathing out/away * relaxing etc is expressly for developing tools to reframe or reprocess the attachment to tension/pai…
  • The only problem I see, even if we have the impression that some chapters do not have much food for discussion, is that to be able to discuss themes and broad general comments, we would all have had to finish the book. Maybe we could follow the f…
  • @upekka said: remember understanding 'Dhamma' is a noble reaseach, not a book research To me, understanding Dhamma is metabolizing Dhamma, digesting Dhamma, living out Dhamma, making Dhamma out of life. It means studying the suttas, un…
  • First of all, the speaker puts together the concept of "mindfulness" and ancient Chinese philosophy... but mindfulness did not begin with ancient Chinese philosophy anyway. He may be comparing two different things, but to me it feels like talking …
  • Let's call a last roll to see who is ready to begin and who would like to participate but does not have the book. Shall we wait for those who don't have the book but would like to join?
  • Adam and Eve's story is definitely a metaphor -and by no means a story to be taken literally- of how man came to dualistic thinking from application of his rational faculties. And how this parting from a oneness thinking engendered affliction, sh…
  • And an all-time favourite: Bono and Gavin Friday's "In the Name of the Father"
  • I like Imagine Dragons' "Thunder"
  • I recommend you walking meditation, @upekka. Nothing wrong with using our often underused reflective mind, but there are limits to it. It's not good being so much in the head. You may come to the same conclusions by being out there with all…
  • The reading takes double time because I scribble notes into my beloved Fausböll oldie, and compare with yet another version that I downloaded... I am an exacting fussy reader...
  • Almost on chapter 4. What I love till now, and that is consistent with the Buddha's teaching as I always knew it, is the emphasis in the here and now. No reference to other lifetimes from his mouth, till now...🐉👍
  • In an ideal world, I would love to have enough time for Bikram but without the heated room. My body has never felt as restored as when holding the asanas for long breaths and repeating them twice. But I have created my own routine integrating ha…
  • This article, and Fronsdal's book by extension, @Kerome, confirms many suspicions I had about the Buddha's original teachings, especially around rebirth. Personally, I cannot say I do not believe in rebirth. But given all the workload I already…
  • So I was in for a couple surprises yesterday. The first one: I got this huge hardcover edition book of Jack Kerouac's "Some of the Dharma," which is full of notes and ramblings and quotes by the writer on his path to Nirvana. An absolute beauty…
  • Facebook warned me your birthday is tomorrow, @dhammachick... Happy samsaric stint renewal!! 🐉 💕 😙 🌺 💟😂
  • Well, according to my age, weight and height, I have been advised to eat 1800 calories. Honestly, I find it's a lot. Some days I reach that amount -rough estimate, since I only count on my two days of fasting- and others I guess I don't. My t…
  • @lobster said: @federica said: Damn. Now, our days get shorter.... Welcome to the Dark Side ... Please don't, @lobster. This dark side stuff leads to unskilful thinking for me, as in how my childhood infat…
  • How many grams of nuts are considered a normal portion for snacking? I bought a package today, and the portion is measured by 30 gr. That does not seem like much And how come coconut oil has no carbs, but a coconut mousse spread I bought has p…
  • We are in no hurry, @Kerome and @eggsavior. So we can wait till everyone interested has the book
  • To me, it's as simple as there is the Dharma wood, and there are the trees. Either we grasp the whole picture of what Buddhadharma really stands for, aka cessation of dukkha, or we get lost in the trees of minutiae such as squandering time on poi…
  • I think we average citizens have little awareness of the power games that take place behind higher echelons' closed doors. And less and less power of decision over our government's choices.
  • Different schools of Buddhism appeal to different personalities. I use to sing the Heart Sutra when I go through my daily routine of mala praying. The Heart Sutra is like the picture that is worth a thousand words: either you grasp it in a nano…
  • @techie said: @paulyso said: sorry lobster and damma dragon,my spelling is horrible,i am happy the moderator have been kind to overlook it. my browser is limited.cant produce capitals,paragraphs,or what not. I think th…
  • @Dubitator314 said: It was actually helpful to understand how lay Buddhists grapple, or don't, with such matters. HH the Dalai Lama always says that if a new scientific discovery contradicts a Buddhist teaching, then the Buddhist teaching…
  • @lobster said: I believe and will be sticking with Nothing The lonely Dharma steppenwolf...
  • Sorry for getting sidetracked, but I have a passion for old books. I am not sure I could ever buy a kindle. I love rare, Buddhist books and underline them and highlight them voraciously. This 1896 edition of Henry Clarke Warren's "Buddhism in…
  • @namarupa said: I remember a monk telling me that sañña/perception is also memory. So as it relates to your question, memory/perception/sañña does arise. I have to use it to understand what I am reading or looking at. We seldom simply "…
  • In our household, it's a sort of Pavlov reflex, Fede. We sit down to watch tv, and our bodies automatically crave snacks. We simply must eat something in front of the tv... I have tried to counteract the habit by drinking tea or mate tea. So…
  • I was probably an early bloomer by Western standards, having began with Taoism at nine, in a household where there was no contact with Far East cultures at all. Still, it is with the macrocontext of experience accumulated through growing in years …
  • When I really swear, I do not involve any religion/philosophy-related characters because I simply use gutter linguistic material and that would be irreverent even for a heathen like me. But to express surprise in common daily parlance, I do use t…
  • My quibble with TB has been what @person expressed. The four attachments (upadanas) consist in clinging to sensuality, clinging to views or opinions, clinging to rules or rituals, and clinging to notions of self. I have often felt that this em…