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DhammaDragon · Carpe Diem · Veteran

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  • @federica said: What a brilliant article. Thanks, I really enjoyed reading it. I'm kinda in love with the guy, now.... I have always been in love with the guy... I had a teenage crush with him as he played Sgt Elias in Oliver Stone's "P…
  • The New Lunar Year of the Dog dawned with the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple bedecked in orchids... This is the way the temple looked on February 16:
  • Actually, I never really had a plan. I am not a good planner, but much more the whing-it type. I take life on my stride and whip up solutions as I walk. I set out very early on the spiritual path through Taoism and Advaita Vedanta before Budd…
  • @lobster said: @DhammaDragon said: -I am a hedonist, so what else? I think most Buddhists are headonists - too much thinking. Wait ... that's not what you meant ... You should know me better than that b…
  • On good days, I love to do a combination of Bikram, Yin and Kundalini yoga asanas. On days when I find no time to pull a long session, I love to practise the Five Tibetan Rites. I find them most invigorating and energizing. Nothing beats a g…
  • I go about my relationship with the media the same way I go about everything else in my life: I do whatever I want, whenever I want to. When I am deeply involved in the affair of living offline life to the most -I am a hedonist, so what else?- I …
  • I would say the goal is very much in the process. If the goal is about cessation of suffering, that can only happen as the process unfolds, as we tread down the path. We should not lose sight of the path by focusing on the goal, because life hap…
  • @Traveller said: @JaySon Can you link me a quote to where Ajahn Chah ever claimed to be enlightened? I've studied his teachings for the past seven years and haven't found one yet. I've come across some of his students who believed he was an ara…
  • I don't shut anything down. I have lots of accounts all over the media that I visit when I feel like it and simply abstain from when I also feel like it. I have been missing in action since Christmas because I have been busy living a life. Go…
  • @JaySon said: If you want to check out what the Tibetans are doing, get a book called The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It lays out how to practice Lamrim meditation in a couple hundred pages. Both Geshe Kelsang Gyatso …
  • Eleanor Storm has been a killer here in Europe. The last couple of days have been terrible...
  • I am an atheist Buddhist. To me, Buddhism is a sort of self-help recipe to attain inner peace and find a way to cope more efficiently with the reality of impermanence and affliction. As such, it is not very different from self-help methods Deep…
  • I don't walk on eggshells.... I guess it shows
  • My two cents is, I am who I am and my behaviour is not conditioned by people's personal issues and projections. In my opinion, this woman is deeply hurt and has been disappointed by people before. Her reaction is a way to protect herself from f…
  • I am aiming to attain a more encompassing, consciousness only, point of view. By which constructs such as "me" and "other" are simple conventional conceptions occurring within a process of consciousness. If anything, our resolutions are the comb…
  • @dhammachick said: Actually, I figured it out. I choose to isolate myself because the majority of people in my life choose to let me down. And isolation is better for their well being (and mine) than the alternative. (I wish I was joking)…
  • The world makes me tired today. This ranting bit may not belong in this section, but we don't have a "Rant and Vent" section where to post this stuff. Too much people pettiness and BS lately. Most times, one ignores. But sometimes, despite …
  • The fourth Patriarch Tao-hsin attained liberation during the following exchange with Seng-t'san, his predecessor. He came to him and asked: 'What is the method of liberation?' 'Who binds you?' asked Seng-t'san. 'No one binds me,' said…
  • Bodhidharma had a particular opinion of transmission of Wisdom. And it was not dependent on any outside aid: just a direct seeing into one's Essence of Mind or Buddhahood: "A special transmission outside the Scriptures, No dependence upo…
  • @federica said: no, just get a gmail address. It doesn't have to be the same server... I have 3 gmail and 4 hotmail... I have to try again... Then, some apps require to have access to your media files, identity, etc. I wonder if ultima…
  • @Shoshin said: I saw a beautiful flowering Jacaranda tree on my walk this afternoon... Epiphanies of the Southern Hemisphere... Buenos Aires is also a purple explosion of blooming jacarandas this time of the year...
  • @Kerome said: I wonder what the benefit is of being reminded of exactly these things. They are true, but so are other things which are less depressing. I recite the Five Remembrances every morning as a way to remind myself that life's tra…
  • I must be the only dumbass in the world who can't create a separate email address. I have created a new one, and have Microsoft every couple days pouncing all over me, asking to confirm cellphone and optional email address, and other stuff. I …
  • I have journalled all my life. Except for the past years. There came a moment in my life when recording my life on paper got in the way of living it properly. I carry a notebook where I pour haiku, thoughts, reflections, quotes that I have li…
  • You are a layman, @misecmisc1, so feelings of lust are pretty normal and should be treated as such. Hypocrites are those who pretend to be "holier-than-thou," and repress what are simply natural urges. Natural urges which are not given a natur…
  • I have turned off notifications from Twitter activity, yet keep receiving notifications. Including transcriptions of the private messages people send me, which is quite a nuisance, given the fact that I share my email adress with husband and son...
  • A mind unruffled by excessive overpondering sheds calmness. The next best thing to emptying our cup, must be an unruffled tea cup.
  • @paulyso said: hi carlita.1.right view.2.right understanding or thinking .3......8.right concentration,the noble 8-fold path.in beginning,it's systematic.see it as components onto each other.so right view is distinct,imo,to right understanding or…
  • Right Understanding is the same as Right View. Some authors prefer either translation. Right Understanding is a correct understanding of the nature of reality, undistorted by ignorance. It tackles an understanding of: -the marks of existen…
  • @Kerome said: The thing that bothers me is that if Buddhist scripture just blindly accepted 5 senses plus the mind as sixth, what does that imply about the thoroughness of the investigation of the structures of mind? Or lists such as the skandhas…
  • I am on twitter but use it sparingly. When I come across a quote or a haiku I like, I tweet it. But lately I am sort of fed up with so many apps and media technology that serve more to miscommunicate than to communicate. Now and then I check …
  • I just received a quaint 1933 little gem called "Principle and Practice of Mahayana Buddhism," by Dwight Goddard, in collaboration with Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. I have several such books from that age from this tandem.