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  • Dharma practice is catching flies and releasing them outside.
  • @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: @Hozan said: Get well soon @lobster. Sorry @mindatrisk I was wrong. I cannot stay silent. I must discuss with you. I hope you will find my tone respectful. I challenge anybody to ex…
  • @federica said: I have found the same to be true, of Tarot cards, although I personally don't use them... I am reminded of a friend of mine of long ago; a Born-again baptist Christian, who wanted to be led by Christ at every turn, and was …
  • @federica said: To continue (permitting the above to be read and appreciated by all): I will only add this: WE currently have 4 hidden lurkers reading the forum. They haven't joined yet, but are able to peruse the thread. I'm merely thinkin…
  • @federica said: Yin Yang, Trigrams... all of it is happy coincidence with an alarming amount of appropriate truth to it.... From what I've read about the I Ching, when we cast hexagrams ('do an I Ching'), we are consulting something with …
  • @Hozan said: Get well soon @lobster. Sorry @mindatrisk I was wrong. I cannot stay silent. I must discuss with you. I hope you will find my tone respectful. I challenge anybody to explain how it is earthly possible to truly understand what starvin…
  • @Kerome said: About the only area where I could see it might have uses is in insight into oneself, where it might spark new thoughts by providing an alternate way of looking at things. This is exactly what it is for and what it does. …
  • @adamcrossley said: No, but I’m very interested in it. I think you mentioned it in a previous thread, about wu wei. Are there any English translations you recommend? I read the Tao-te-Ching recently and thought that was very interesting, if somew…
  • I did my lower back in earlier this week chopping wood. That sucked. You know when you have to wake up every time you want to turn in your sleep? It's rubbish. But, being the good Buddhist that I am, I have utilised and transformed the experience to…
  • Sorry, I was typing that as you'd already replied. Have a good day.
  • @Hozan said: **"For only you know what you truly feel, your true intentions, your true thoughts etc ". ** I agree precisely @mindatrisk with this line you have just typed. How therefore can you question the integrity of my Metta when I am the onl…
  • @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: …
  • @dhammachick said: @mindatrisk said: @dhammachick said: @mindatrisk said: @dhammachick said: Well, I am second guessing it, and I…
  • @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: @Hozan said: @Carlita I think if you forcefully put out your ideas and opinions but reject …
  • @dhammachick said: @mindatrisk said: @dhammachick said: Well, I am second guessing it, and I am challenging it, because I don't think your words or how you conduct yourself reflect your use of th…
  • @Hozan said: @mindatrisk if I misconstrued what you said in a previous thread why did you then apologize for what you had posted. I get the feeling you would much rather a thread where you could air your views and never have anybody disagree or …
  • @dhammachick said: Well, I am second guessing it, and I am challenging it, because I don't think your words or how you conduct yourself reflect your use of that word. Look in the mirror pal Where am I using the word…
  • @Hozan said: @mindatrisk said: @Hozan said: @Carlita I think if you forcefully put out your ideas and opinions but reject perceived criticism or disagreement it is not advancing your buddhist path at all. You ca…
  • @Hozan said: @Carlita I think if you forcefully put out your ideas and opinions but reject perceived criticism or disagreement it is not advancing your buddhist path at all. You can come across as quite upset/aggressive when you dislike a reply.…
  • @Kerome said: @federica said: @Kerome said:... Well the Buddha declared he had a path to get to nibbana and we’re all just following him, along the way applying ehi passiko and seeing that each of our little steps yield…
  • @genkaku said: Phew! For a thread dedicated to an "enlightenment" many claim not to possess or know, there surely is a lot of willingness to implicitly declare direction, intent and understanding. Kind of a "I know where I'm going but I don't kno…
  • @misecmisc1 said: @mindatrisk said: @misecmisc1 said: @mindatrisk said: @DhammaDragon said: @mindatrisk said: …
  • @misecmisc1 said: @mindatrisk said: @DhammaDragon said: @mindatrisk said: @genkaku said: I believe I might ask, "What made you assume you weren't enlighte…
  • @DhammaDragon said: @mindatrisk said: @genkaku said: I believe I might ask, "What made you assume you weren't enlightened in the first place?" My striving to be enlightened. I hi…
  • @mindatrisk said: @Kerome said: On the other hand, that too might be a limited perspective. I remember seeing an ayahuasca ceremony documentary in which one participant said “I realised that everything I knew was quite possibl…
  • @Kerome said: On the other hand, that too might be a limited perspective. I remember seeing an ayahuasca ceremony documentary in which one participant said “I realised that everything I knew was quite possibly bullshit”, and another said “I w…
  • @Snakeskin said: @mindatrisk said: Would you... I reject the premise of the question. I reject the rejection in your rejection, and I too stick my tongue out, only I don't know how to create that emoji. My apo…
  • @Kerome said: @federica said: @mindatrisk said: Would you... * Live out this life and then remain in the unconditioned bliss for eternity * Continue to incarnate into as many lives…
  • @genkaku said: I believe I might ask, "What made you assume you weren't enlightened in the first place?" My striving to be enlightened.
  • @federica said: @mindatrisk said: Would you... * Live out this life and then remain in the unconditioned bliss for eternity * Continue to incarnate into as many lives as is required to liberate all sentient b…
  • @Bunks said: No idea! Do you think Buddha Shakyamuni followed the second one? If so, where is he / she now? Voltron 10, I hear, in Andromeda.
  • I like this idea and this website!I have no money but I'm sure it could still help. Whatever works!
  • Song about being humble ('bitch, be humble')...
  • @Lee82 said: @mindatrisk said: @Lee82 said: There's a clear difference between genocide and slavery/ white rule/ oppression / inequality. That's not what this discussion was about. The Mandela refe…
  • @Hozan said: "There is no such thing as not suitable". Emm Yes there is. "You just argue the point". Maybe a buddhist forum is not the best place for arguing a point to prove a point. Thats not what buddhism is about. "Maybe you h…
  • @Lee82 said: There's a clear difference between genocide and slavery/ white rule/ oppression / inequality. That's not what this discussion was about. The Mandela reference came about because of his imprisonment and the way he dealt with it…
  • @Hozan said: @mindatrisk . In the past week you have maybe strayed into bringing up things that are not suitable or maybe that people find offensive. Straying into examples of " kill yourself to prove your point" or now with the Holocaust example…
  • @Lee82 said: No matter your beliefs, there are governing rules and these change based on location and time in history. Uprisings occur by breaking the rules and can of course lead to positive change as they did ultimately in SA. However the gover…
  • @dhammachick said: @mindatrisk said: @Lee82 said: @federica said: @Lee82, quiet week then....? I linked them. Yes just had a look thanks, dow…
  • @federica said: @mindatrisk, Godwin's Law is not up for discussion here. What's your point? And I would point out, if any redressing of balance were appropriate, that Gandhi was not entirely blameless. His son hated him. And …
  • @Lee82 said: @federica said: @Lee82, quiet week then....? I linked them. Yes just had a look thanks, downloaded the sample of Frankl's book to my Kindle and having a look for Fire Under The Snow now. …
  • @Carlita said: I dont have a high patience level both due to medical neurological issues and things I can control but I dont know how. How do you develop patience around people who irritate you not of their intention by your response? Im usua…
  • @nakazcid said: I thought I'd post a follow up to this topic. Fortunately, things are looking up. I'm out of training and flying solo nights and weekends (rotating shift, ugh.) Obviously, if there's no one around, no awkward topics come up. But e…
  • I lived near to the NKT Madhyamaka Centre in York, UK. At the time I worked with recovering drug addicts, and thought it would be really beneficial to take those in recovery for week long 'working visits' (where you work at the centre in return for …
  • Just to return to the previous discussion about the dangers of assigning labels like 'hate preacher' and 'terrorist', this article is in the Guardian today... https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/15/i-released-2000-minks-fur-farm-co…
  • @karasti said: Just sayin', I totally touch nature all the time and it is absolutely a form of meditation for me. I spend time on sensory walks every day, listening, smelling, and touching nature. Tree hugging is the least of it, LOL. I'll even a…
  • @federica said: Franche-Comté, North East, Haute Saône. Quite an off-the-track area for tourism, more of a passing through region, than a stop-and-stay one.... Very influenced, cuisine-wise, by the previously-German Alsace-Lorraine region. …
  • @federica said: ... In which case, I jumped the gun, so I apologise. But it seemed very coincidental, hence my remark... When I lived in FRance, I used to teach Qi Gong and Zham Zhong, and in the summer, I held classes outside for my pupil…