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Buddhadragon · Carpe Diem · Veteran

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  • I have relinquished my project of figuring out a meaning to life as I witnessed all the pointless dukkha pervading this world. When, a bit like @lobster, one is faced with a ruthless, chaotic, entropic universe ruled by its own cryptic laws. Si…
  • I am not prone to hermit/renunciate leanings, though now and then I do need some time and space to myself. In those times, I simply vanish for a while, feeling free to come back whenever life guides my steps back...
  • @Bunks said: @Buddhadragon said: How are you, dear @Bunks? I'll need a while getting updated with everyone's posts and lives, gee... 🤗❤️😘 I am doing ok thanks @Buddhadragon - kids are growing up....if anyon…
  • How are you, dear @Bunks? I'll need a while getting updated with everyone's posts and lives, gee... 🤗❤️😘
  • I have been absent for many months but somehow your threads, @misecmisc1, don't seem to change much. If I may be allowed some blunt insight into your situation -as if coming from me it could be any other way,- in my opinion you overthink too much…
  • Hello, everyone!! I have been missing in action for quite a while. But after chatting with @federica and @Kundo on Messenger a couple of days ago, I thought I would drop by to say 'hi.' The past months have gone by reading a lot, especially Ch…
  • I love to meditate for half an hour first thing in the morning, before getting out of bed. I use the bells from a nearby church as timer. This meditation, lying down, lasts for half and hour. So yes, I did meditate today, and this is the medita…
  • @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...