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DhammaDragon · Carpe Diem · Veteran

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  • I am very vocal about being a Buddhist because, honestly, I don't give a damn what other people may think of my beliefs. I don't judge nor misjudge people according to their religious labelling. Besides, I don't see the need to stifle in a closet …
  • I always haunted Tibetan sanghas because they are the best represented in my area. At the same time, I nourished myself on bibiliography from all schools, to have a broader gist of the scope of Buddhadharma. After years of mix-match and trial-…
  • I don't know if what I expressed above was misunderstood, but just to be clear: what I meant was precisely that it's a shame that nowadays, at least in the tiny corner of Europe where I live, there are many people starving for contact and communicat…
  • When I think of women warrior archetypes, Green Tara and Shakti come to mind... I have always looked up on them as role models of balanced yin female resilience.
  • In Switzerland people are cold, individualistic and do not usually welcome contact. It is not really normal, @Dakini
  • @grackle said: @lobster. There are many lonely and unheard people in our human family. Sometimes I wonder how many have yet to be heard. Despairing of that hearing ever happening. I try to take time to listen. I see that all the time: in …
  • @karasti said: My husband would probably like if I got an outfit like that My husband would probably like if I got ANY outfit like those... preferably if they include a matching set of breasts😉🐉
  • @SpinyNorman said: So have you seen anything specific which is different to the sutttas? For the time being, it is just one more sutta, written in an old-fashioned way, a composite of all the above... not too different, not too alike... a…
  • This meme pretty much sums up my attitude concerning Right Speech, lol
  • I sooo wanted to go to London again this year, but we have full agenda and hubby still considers the UK unsafe, concerning terrorism... 🙁 I love the Horsewomen of the Apocalypse... 🐉🌻💖
  • I have told many times how I simply sprouted an Orientalist cuckoo in a Catholic/Jew household. To this day, my mother finds no reasonable explanation, given the fact that I was educated in a Catholic school and both my parents are staunch Cathol…
  • I really hate it when people insult Buddhism without even having the faintest idea what Buddhism is all about. A friend of mine visited a Buddhist temple, posted a picture on Facebook, and one of his friends posted the comment "Sexist jerk," refer…
  • I read plenty of Tibetan bibliography, but all in all, there is not much consistency among all the Schools, in my very humble opinion. I read them for the reams of wisdom but can't always see the macropicture. I gather like isolated nuggets of w…
  • @Kerome said: My father got taken to the hospital with cardiac arrhythmia... signs that he is getting a bit older despite being only 68... it set me to thinking about the mortality of loved ones and how our time together is limited and often even…
  • I have grudgingly gravitated around Tibetan sanghas, @Kerome, precisely because of all these rather complicated minutiae. I began with a Gelug monk, then made a stint with a Dzogchen sangha. I went through different ceremonies and initiations, en…
  • Yes, @SpinyNorman. It does have a lot of satipatthana, anapanasati, yet goes on to describe the jhanas in detail, too.
  • Sorry for interrupting the idyllic bucolic conversation, but I must absolutely sidetrack our chit-chat to the joys of moderation. I bet @federica never had to deal with this sort of problems on this site ever -though we have seen many freaky post…
  • This link directs to the PDF version of Rhys Davids original (not in English). Only the preface is in English. 🐉🌺☯️ https://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.discoveringbuddha.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TWR…
  • @lobster said: Very interesting. Sadly not translated into english? https://archive.org/details/yogavacarasmanu00unkngoog The copy I have is in English, @lobster. TW Rhys Davids original from 1896 was in Pali or Sinhalese beca…
  • I did have my eureka moment with the emojis, @BodhiTzu. What still defies my logic is why on Earth, most of the signs on the keys don't match the picture on the key. And it gets worse according to the language you choose for the keyboard... 😦😫🐉
  • Now and then, there are two couples of ducks who swim up the brook in front of our house. This morning, only the boys went for a swim.... Maybe the girls went on retail therapy elswhere...
  • Well, I found the exclamation mark!!
  • @lobster said: ⌨️🗑😌 I DID IT.... I can't believe a dinosaur like me DID find the way to write with the emojis on my new keyboard... I feel like Einstein... Sorry for not using exclamation marks because -😅- I do not find the stupid ex…
  • I personally believe that as long as you are too eager to attain Nirvana, or even consider yourself to have attained Nirvana, that's living proof that you have not attained it. Suzuki said that there are no enlightened people, but only enlightened…
  • Are you bragging, @lobster? I found the fact of not being able to tap my messages correctly for lack of a decent keyboard deeply upsetting. Now I miss my emojis far more... 🙁 🐉🌹☯️ 💕
  • The black boys are unbeatable. Except by... ehm... Ireland. So have I heard... 🐉😉
  • In her book "William James and Yogacara philosophy," Miranda Shaw draws parallels between James's and Buddhism's description of self and consciousness. William James was of the belief that "the self is not a permanent entity or soul-substance, but…
  • 🐉🌹☯️ Not bad, @BodhiTzu... Not as practical as having the emojis in my keyboard, but brilliant💕
  • Hubby knows how to tap the @ sign, after all. But I'll have to make do without the emojis, it seems
  • I just bought a keyboard for my tablet, but the silly thing has no emojis and the Ctrl-Alt does not work. Is it normal or maybe I have to return it?
  • I have just bought a keyboard for my tablet and it has no emojis...
  • I always say that we are a bundle of aggregates loosely tied up by the rope of kamma, @Shoshin. The notion of Kamma can be very uncomfortable when we strive to explain what simply lies beyond explanation and speculation. That is, what came befo…
  • @dhammachick said: @federica said: My pet does nothing special... oh, hang on.... we're not talking about husbands, are we.....? But you've trained him to take out the garbage and to put the toilet seat down? …
  • Is your puppy a West Highland terrier, @newlotus? I adore those dogs❤
  • When my men are away and I can hole up with my old books and tea thermos for hours... When my men are at home and we cuddle together doing absolutely nothing special... The smell of lavenders as I do my walking meditation in the countryside...
  • I highly recommend reading Pra Payutto's teachings, @Fosdick. This Theravadan monk has a very pragmatic approach, and shows in very clear ways how the Buddha's teachings can be applied to our daily life. To him, Kamma basically entails personal …
  • In his book "Good, Evil and Beyond," Pra Payutto includes three philosophical positions which are considered to be misunderstandings of the law of Karma: Beliefs that are contrary to the law of kamma: There are three philosophies which are …
  • Sorry, @dhammachick 😢
  • I set out with Taoism, then meditated for years with an Advaita Vedanta sangha. I personally don't identify with the Hindu focus on theism. That's why my steps gradually led to Buddhism.
  • Hi, @newlotus ❤ Always bear in mind that the Buddha disregarded metaphysical speculation, that is, what happens before we are born and what happens after we pass away. Some ethnic groups -I saw that a lot with Thai and Indian people- tend to hav…
  • @seeker242 said: What is considered humor to one is considered mockery to another, especially so when the individual is the butt of the humor. I know several vegans who don't find this video humorous at all! If the joke was reversed, and meateate…
  • @Shoshin said: Has anybody ever played the "Real Life" game ? At times it can be frightening and scary, or sad and lonely, other times it might be exciting, thrilling and wonderful...and the one thing that is it not...is ever boring Whe…
  • ... I am gingerly drawing my eyes with the liquid eyeliner, gaping in the mirror, and both my men storm into the bathroom with the most important thing to tell me and... gee "you don't even listen to me" and "why do you have to open your mouth when …
  • I never played a video game in my life. Between the virtual groups, real life and the pile of books I have to read, gee... where would I even dream of finding the time? My husband is one of the top players in Clash of Zombies. Number one or n…
  • As I explained above, @maarten, I did choose to be vegetarian and it did not healthwise work for me. I have the poorest iron reserve and red blood cells figures, and after years of being vegetarian I was on the verge of dying. I do eat meat as s…
  • @lobster said: It is not what we say but how it is heard.
  • Thank you, @grackle. Could my cushion be filled with buckwheat, then? All I know is that it crunches. But it's pretty comfortable.
  • What is a lard ass anyway, if I may ask?