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  • @nirvana7stotram said: First you need to understand what is mind. A mind is an accumulation of data that you have stored consciously or unconsciously. You like it or not all will be there. It's like a recycle bin. It is an important thing. Cu…
  • Do most Buddhists then believe that happiness is not a positive state? That it is the absence of pain, ataraxia, a la Epicurus? Cuz that would be fascinating.
  • Just for clarification. I meant inner chatter, not making small talk with other people.
  • Can there ever be freedom as long as we're subject to the body?
  • @genkaku said: I am a creationist: I believe man created god. Two-somes like this always leave someone without a resting place. Does it take two to tango? It most certainly does not. If man creates god, how is that any diff…
  • @karasti said: Yes, I am quite aware of his drone strike history. Which is why I said "almost". I most certainly did not agree with all of Obama's policies. But I also leave room to understand that I don't have a clue what happens when a person s…
    in Trump Comment by techie April 10
  • @karasti said: Here, many of the people who have been cautiously approving of Trump's action in Syria are adamant Trump opposers in every other way, including Syrian refugees who absolutely fear and hate him for his immigration policies but at le…
    in Trump Comment by techie April 10
  • @federica said: That's not how it came across at all. It's not a question of right or wrong, or even, if you like, trying to reconcile one with the other. It's more a case of respecting the individual viewpoints and seeing the similarities…
  • @karasti said: It's kind of funny to note how he's doing a good job pushing away both sides right now. All of his policies are awful to liberals. But a lot of his fans are really mad about his bombing Syria. Not because they care about Syria, but…
    in Trump Comment by techie April 9
  • @karasti said: Is there really a right or wrong with this, @techie? I think holding staunch views of one religion versus another and an insistence that one is right over the other is the cause of a large portion of the world's problems. It's how …
  • @federica said: @Shoshin said: IMHO when it comes to Buddhism & Christianity ....Never the twain shall meet They are worlds apart..... That tells me that you have insufficient knowledge of either. If HHDL, Thom…
  • Small minds discuss events and people. Great minds discuss ideas. -Eleanor Roosevelt One individual in power is not the issue. The rise of right-wing ideology (and its growing popularity all over the world) is the real issue. Why did the left/li…
    in Trump Comment by techie April 2
  • @Tigger said: I'm not sure if I believe that all fears are a reflection of the fear of death but perhaps I'm looking at it too literally. Public speaking, for example, has no risk of death and yet it is one of people's biggest fears. Again, may…
  • @Namada said: If you are on a plane that is about to crash within 10 minutes. What thoughts would have gone through your head? Reruns of LOST, lol.
  • @karasti said: No, @techie it shows you refuse to look at more recent studies that are proving exactly this. I already told you I've experimented with that. I can gain weight on a 1500 calorie diet if I eat too many carbs. I've proven it with my …
  • @federica said: @techie said: Let's say you require 2000 calories to maintain your current body weight. Suppose you eat 2500 calories of low carb diet (500 cals above maintenance), what will happen? It depends wh…
  • @karasti said: @techie Yes, I've heard about it and similar ones. But everyone has a unique metabolism and body that responds differently to loads of various things. If he kept up the twinkie diet for years, he wouldn't be very healthy, would he…
  • Very interesting experiment, see below: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/
  • Calorie is calorie is calorie. Low carb/high calorie = weight gain. High carb/low calorie = weight loss. How much you eat matters, not how much carbs you eat.
  • @thickpaper said: @skye27 said: Hi I'm new here and I want to know do I have to be vegetarian to be a buddhist There are many opinions on this. Seek for yourself. If you eat animals you are probably involved in …
  • I think people here are missing the point. It is NOT about whether Buddhism really is pessimistic or not. That's a subject matter for another day. If someone says Buddhism is a violent religion, I can understand Buddhists being offended. Bu…
  • @Bunks said: If science proved that the Blessed ones teachings on rebirth and the results of karma were true I.e. past and future lives were true and were determined by our karma, would you actually change your behaviour? Would you be more motiva…
  • @karasti said: @ZenCanuck is there a point to that story other than to disparage someone? I have to agree with Tigger. You are coming across very "get off my lawn!" irate-old-man today. I call this the Trump effect - even newbuddhist memb…
  • Do you have to believe in karma or rebirth in order to be considered Buddhist? Just wondering.
    in Belief. Comment by techie February 6
  • @Kerome said: I've been thinking some more about @Dakini's story about the temple girls, and it makes me quite angry. It is an abuse of young women in the name of tantric practice... the whole idea behind those tantric practices is to recover the…
  • @Bunks said: Meditate on body.... Whose body?
  • @JaySon said: He was the dragon in the BBC show Merlin, wasn't he? If I am not mistaken, he was also in the elephant man. The movie made me cry.
  • @JaySon said: Funny part? The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. So I feel less wise by the day. Socrates, is that you? Seriously, isn't that a good thing? In zen i believe there is this empty cup analogy. To free your mind…
  • To be honest, I didn't even know that there were any Buddhist holidays. Out of curiosity, when is Buddha's birthday usually observed?
  • @Tigger said: I thought it was some kind of saying or something that I've never heard of before and somehow I knew that @JaySon wasn't sitting there with a plate of crow and mashed potatoes and coleslaw Similar to 'eating your own words…
  • @silver said: You do realize this thread is like 4 years old? I realized it as I was breathing out.
  • @federica said: @dhammachick, balls of steel are like gum-drops to me. Now that's more lady-like. Seriously, @federica, if you find it insulting please delete the comment. Didn't mean to hurt anyone, just thought…
  • @Vastmind said: Oh hell no! Are you drunk posting techie? It's a joke, relax. I am sure the moderator will have a good laugh at this too.
  • What is a lady? Think of the moderator - her traits, her behavior. Now imagine the opposite. That's a lady.
  • @person said: If it ever comes up that I'm over 40 and single about half the time I get the question, "Why aren't you married/have a girlfriend?", the other half I get some sort of support and an expression of how lucky I am. If the questi…
  • I do not know much about CT, but generally speaking ... if a person has wisdom, does that necessarily mean he has self-control/will power as well? A person may know that smoking is injurious (wisdom) and yet lack the will power to stop smoking. So i…
  • @David said: Karmic rebirth may or may not be linear but reaping what we sow is. Can't reap the corn before it's planted. The universe has become more moral since we've come around and there could be others that have morals as well. …
  • @karasti said: "Go forth and populate the Earth so you may spread the only one true faith!" is what I've gotten out of that. I doubt it had anything to do with an attempt to better the planet or the human race. Go forth and multiply, said…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @techie said: Just an update. Still the same situation, I am the observer and thoughts are being observed. There's a gap. Will this just go on, or is there a destination here? Will this lead …
  • @federica said: @techie said: Just an update. Still the same situation, I am the observer and thoughts are being observed. There's a gap. Will this just go on, or is there a destination here? Will this lead to …
  • @SpinyNorman said: @techie said: @SpinyNorman said: @JaySon said:> In Zen and Thai Theravada traditions I learned thoughts are bad, that they lead to suffering. Taking t…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @JaySon said:> In Zen and Thai Theravada traditions I learned thoughts are bad, that they lead to suffering. Taking thoughts too seriously can lead to suffering, but they are really just thoughts, they co…
  • Just an update. Still the same situation, I am the observer and thoughts are being observed. There's a gap. Will this just go on, or is there a destination here? Will this lead to some other state, like the void? I don't see how non identif…
  • @Kerome said: He seems a bit too violent to be a Buddha... the whole bit around "if thy eye offends thee, pluck it out" suggests that while he was almost there, he was still misunderstanding some things. You do know the difference between…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @wojciech said: @SpinyNorman what a mind boggle! i am now confused on the subject of emptiness. i think i shall be content, at this point, to say "i don't know"! and continue my za…
  • @IronRabbit said: To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is t…
  • @pegembara said: I WANT PEACE AND HAPPINESS. Take away I and take away want. What's left? Sentence fragment. Removing words from a line is easy. Removing desires, the ever-present 'I' thought, is not easy.
  • I think sexual morality is given way much too importance in most religions. Maybe it is a way to control people ... by making them feel guilty? I don't know, just saying. There are many enlightened masters who believe that as laypersons (as oppos…
  • Sooner or later in our mindfulness journey we ask the question, 'Who's being mindful?' That's when the problem starts.