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Working to try and turn anger into compassion (for myself and all involved!) at present.
A number of us have been adversely affected by the toxic behaviour of an individual recently.
Practical steps are being put in place to solve it but now t…
My mother (bless her!) dropped me off at the cinema as a 9 year old with my older brothers to watch a sweet little film called American Werewolf in London.
I was scarred for life.
Can't stand horror films!
The instructed disciple of the Noble Ones does not regard material shape as self, or self as having material shape, or material shape as being in the self, or the self as being in material shape.
Nor does he regard feeling, perception, the impuls…
Oh no! Not Henry Ramsey too.....when will it all end? I think not for a while, there are a lot of messed up men out there who think they can treat women like dirt!
I'd also like to thank you @federica for doing a wonderful job as moderator. Thank you for your support and patience. I truly hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you. Wishing you happiness and health. 💚💚
I second that!
A lasting memory from my childhood is running across the street in barefeet in summer and actually feeling the road soft under your feet from the heat. You'd end up with black tar on the soles of your feet. Painful but fun...
We don't get the humidity in Melbourne though @Shoshin so you could argue Sydney is worse.....usually it's a hot northerly wind that makes us so hot and why we're so susceptible to bush fires. Speaking of which:
I'd be happy if we had a summer in any way resembling... a summer....!
You're welcome to some of this @federica! It's officially a stinker.....not much a man can do but stay inside, sip iced coffee and watch cricket
It's berry season at my kids mum's house - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, loganberries.....here's Julia in the garden in typical pose: eating berries and fantasising about the next TV show she's going to create!
I tend to let life come to me rather than plan too much.
Now the kids are getting older I’d like to take them on a longer holiday up north in winter to escape the cold.
Apart from that just see what happens.
All the Buddha ever proclaimed to teach was suffering and its end to reach.....first things first, we need to know what suffering is....and while being with family is great and we adore them, it also brin…
I also know there is a lot of skepticism in the West about re-birth which is perfectly ok.
But, the Buddha taught it so I think we at least need to consider it.
As I stated in an earlier post, we then need to open our hearts to the bigger pict…
What a lovely pic @lobster!
Xmas isn't my thing either and I'm always a little bemused by people who are offended when I say that to them.
I try and explain:
a) I am not a Christian
b) I don't like shopping
Hope you all get a little tim…
All the Buddha ever proclaimed to teach was suffering and it’s end to reach.....first things first, we need to know what suffering is....and while being with family is great and we adore them, it also brings with it a fair amount of suffering. Let’s…
Oh yeah! Tomorrow is the Shortest Day - ! 1st day of Winter....
It is! For some silly reason we've adopted this idea over here that Summer begins on Dec 1st but I've always thought it should be today......
Ah. I see what you mean.
There does seem to be a certain sense of "detachment" from the world if one is to fully realise this path in this life.
Bear in mind, when you look at the bigger picture, we've all been brothers, mothers, sisters, cous…
You’ll need to define love for me I’m afraid.
Are we talking attachment love I.e. I’ll love you as long as you act in a certain way? Or unconditional love I.e. I will wish you well and care about you regardless of your actions?
Not sure about your first or third question (Re: is there bad karma from eating and buying meat) but I would say that it is not breaking the first precept unless you took the life of the animal yourself.
Yes, hottest day of summer so far.....supposedly a cool change coming over night. Only in the 20’s tomorrow
We're in for a dry hot summer here too @Bunks...The island water delivery companie…