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  • @person said: @Tsultrim said: @Kerome said: @yagr said: http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1276 It’s funny how the mind can be so busy, but when …
    in Mind 101 Comment by techie May 4
  • @Dakini said: @Kerome said: Certainly from a Buddhist perspective Osho had shortcomings as a teacher, such as not taking a stand on right speech or ethics. But labelling him a sham teacher also does not quite hit the mark... he unde…
  • @Kerome said: In a lecture by Osho I recently came across the comment that in the state between waking and sleep, particularly as you just come out of sleep, there is the possibility that you can catch a glimpse of the core of your being and rece…
    in Dhamma dreams Comment by techie April 9
  • @Jason said: @techie said: I think we should stop being clever by playing with words/semantics. In Buddhism, the goal is to 'escape' the cycle of birth and death. We are still here on this earth, which means we haven't re…
  • Nature has conditioned us in a certain manner - fearful, anxious, etc. (because the environment at that time required us to be so). We now need to recondition ourselves, which is what the noble path is all about.
    in How to Chill? Comment by techie April 6
  • @lobster said: All that we experience begins with thought. Really? Does it? Sounds unbalanced to me ... Our experiences, physical urges, emotional states often determines our thoughts. Our interpretation, our thinkin…
  • I think we should stop being clever by playing with words/semantics. In Buddhism, the goal is to 'escape' the cycle of birth and death. We are still here on this earth, which means we haven't really escaped it and are still working out our karma.…
  • @Jason said: When it tried to get MLK Jr. to kill himself, Can you say more on this? This is new to me.
  • Just a thought. If technology keeps developing at this pace, would it be possible for capitalism to disappear of its own accord? With technology, supply exceeds demand. So at least when it comes to bare essentials it is possible that everybody…
  • Your dreams are trying to convey to you that reality often contradicts principles. You may believe in the principle of nonviolence, but faced with a violent mob (for instance) your survival instincts may take over. In such cases, principles have …
  • @federica said: Guys.... get a room.... I am with you.
    in Enlightenment Comment by techie March 1
  • @JaySon said: @lobster said: But ... I can and hopefully do make skilful use of yidam practice, mantra, meditation etc ... I think the fact that mantra practice, for example, depends on belief that the mantra is…
    in Buddhist Ninja Comment by techie March 1
  • @David said: @techie said: is not something you attain. It is something that happens to you. Active vs passive. What we do, we do with our minds, whereas enlightenment is no-mind. Therefore, there is…
  • @JaySon said: "When phenomena are individually analyzed as selfless and what has been analyzed is meditated upon, that is the cause of attaining the fruit, Nirvana. One does not go to peace through any other cause." -Buddha What exactly d…
  • @Jeffrey said: There is no such thing as 'sweet' because 'sweet' must be composite? It's a relative truth. When we say truth, we usually mean an absolute that isn't subject to change, conditions, etc.
  • @DairyLama said: @person said: Being dependently originated doesn't mean nonexistent as much as it doesn't mean existent. Yes, this is also in the suttas: "By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (…
  • @Shoshin said: There is no such thing as truth? Is that true ??? I can't say it's true. Can't say it's not. Can't say it's both, can't say it's neither. It is not all of the above, nor is it none of the above. Se…
  • @person said: @techie said: I am reading Nagarjuna at the moment. As some of you may already know, he is famous for his sunyata concept. Seen within the context of DO, it simply means that no entity exists independently; …
  • @DairyLama said: @techie said: Consider happiness, for example. It does NOT exist as a permanent, unchanging entity somewhere that we can go and grasp. It is the result of various conditions. When those conditions are fulfilled, we …
  • @seeker242 said: What’s a bit frustrating is the really long time it takes for my mind to settle. And also, after it settles, boredom sometimes kicks in, making it harder to focus. Any thoughts or suggestions? I’ve kind of pla…
  • Just a thought on the matter of sexual impulse. It is a complicated matter. On the one hand, it's a biological urge. Basic. Part of who we are. Can it really be compared to craving? For example, craving for expensive cars, latest gadgets etc. But…
  • @Kerome said: It’s interesting @shadowleaver because we seem to have been thinking along similar lines. I too feel that Buddhism is somehow incomplete without addressing love more thoroughly. For me it goes back to my teenage years in the …
  • @misecmisc1 said: @Kerome and @DhammaDragon for your suggestions regarding my problem of lust. But may be you did not understand it completely. Let me explain in more detail. There are few girls in my office, who I find sexually attractive. I try…
  • What is the meaning of life? I don't know. No, seriously, I don't know.
  • Is there a mind at all, or is there only a brain? Food for thought.
  • @karasti said: @techie when you grow a baby in your body and birth it and watch it turn into a full-sized human, then you get back to us about how it's not a miracle. Not in a religious sense but a sense of wonder and awe. Just because it is "jus…
  • @DhammaDragon said: @federica said: We do not need to look for miracles. We ARE miracles. Those of us women who have carried a baby in our wombs are even more in awe of our bodies. Feeling a life grow and d…
  • This thread is about easing off on metta. And yet it's now overflowing with metta. Is metta beginning to sound strange to you?
  • @DhammaDragon said: @techie said: Exactly. I was trying to reinforce your point. Anyway, metta to @federica. Was that a sincere metta-ful wish, @techie, or are you yet once again trying to illustrate for us t…
  • @Linc said: I hope, @federica, you may be taking @techie too literally. I didn't read that as a contradiction of what I was saying but rather furthering the point - that it's become a mindless tack-on we should avoid. That's how I chose to read i…
  • @Linc said: I've seen too many Buddhist communities where folks stab each other and then write "Metta" like that makes it OK. Metta is the Buddhist version of 'No offense, dude.'
  • I think it's very important because in other religions, there is always a soul or self (or something other than the physical) to fall back on. In Buddhism, the mind and body are inter-related. One affects the other. So if the body/brain is affected …
  • @DhammaDragon said: @Carlita said: @federica said: @Carlita said: @federica said: A diamond has many facets. I'm merely looking at the same diamond via a …
  • @Carlita said: @federica said: A diamond has many facets. I'm merely looking at the same diamond via a different facet. Simply because I respond doesn't mean I contradict. Is there a difference between what …
  • @federica said: @Carlita said: @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…
  • @David said: @Bunks said: No idea! Do you think Buddha Shakyamuni followed the second one? If so, where is he / she now? Could be hiding within any one of us just waiting for the proper conditions to manifest. I…
  • @federica said: I think it's far more simple to identify them nowadays than it was in those days. Hindsight is 20/20 vision. Instead of discussing Historical figures, who would you say, today, is a good person being labelled as a Hate prea…
  • @Shoshin said: @techie said: We shouldn't read too much into it. Those things were written a long time ago. Neuroscience has confirmed that the brain automatically processes information using thought, imagination, etc. Control is po…
  • We shouldn't read too much into it. Those things were written a long time ago. Neuroscience has confirmed that the brain automatically processes information using thought, imagination, etc. Control is possible, but only for a specific duration. It c…
  • @Bunks said: Good...bad...who knows? Ajahn Brahm Good ... bad ... ugly. Clint Eastwood
  • @Ukjunglist said: @Kerome said: Watched it, interesting how such a common complaint turns out to be a stomach bug. It’s difficult to get entirely away from the consequences of living in a country where people are not so set on hygie…
  • @Ukjunglist said: Resisting the way things are can be the root cause of the majority of mental suffering, wanting to change the way things are instead of accepting reality and going with it, the whole be the tree that sways with the breeze rather…
  • @Kerome said: I’ve mostly gotten the hang of “just returning to the breath” recently. Controlling thoughts tends to be futile because in what direction would you control them, and isn’t that another thought... it is better to watch for the arisin…
  • @Kerome said: You’re right of course, and thank you for the kind thoughts. It seems to recur in waves, and I’m most vulnerable to it when half asleep. When waking up it kicks me into wakefulness, with as an end result that I’m pretty much …
  • @David said: @mindatrisk said: @David said: Buddhism gives the middle finger to evolution? The Buddhist process would be impossible without evolution, wouldn't it? I suppose it'…