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  • @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'…
  • @David said: I keep seeing attaching to thoughts the same as reaching for a smoke during a nic fit and it seems to be working. Identifying with thoughts is an addiction I think. @techie said: This is why concepts like mett…
    in Sankhara Comment by techie October 11
  • This is why concepts like metta are silly and illogical, if we examine them within the context of samkhara or DO.
    in Sankhara Comment by techie October 10
  • Another point that I suspect many are missing. For many people - by no means all - having children is just instinctive. Not surprising because it originally started out as a biological imperative. Survive and reproduce, that was all the species e…
  • @Kerome said: It’s an interesting contrast with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s view that one should stay as whatever religion one has roots in, but to try and be a better embodiment of that religion... so it’s not necessary to change from being a …
  • To me it is not just about overpopulation. Even if the population is low, I would still wonder why people want to bring children into his sad, violent world. As buddhists, we accept dukkha. And yet we want children to go through this dukkha?
  • @Nirvana said: Nobody can hate country music that much ... (I'll be in the naughty corner if anyone needs me ...) Not as nasty as the thought I had: "What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas" might not be the best Las…
  • @Mingle said: I hope so. How would I delete Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber? There is no Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber.
  • @SpinyNorman said: @techie said:> Members of an alien race? Maybe they invented all this to have fun, just like we've invented computer games to have fun. I imagine space aliens would have more interesting things to do. …
  • @NB1100 said: Hello all, Just a short question. It's said that if someone teaches wrong view to other people that person will be reborn in avici hell. The question is, what does "teaches wrong view" mean? What this REALLY means is:…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @techie said:> Some would say mindfulness is just a placebo in that it makes you feel better without actually changing anything. Not saying it's a correct view. Just food for thought. I think if you ar…
  • Some would say mindfulness is just a placebo in that it makes you feel better without actually changing anything. Not saying it's a correct view. Just food for thought.
  • @David said: @techie said: @David said: @techie said: Just adding to this ... If this theory is true, then * we don't have a self per se (…
  • @seeker242 said: @Kerome said: Things like the cosmology, deva's, the many colourful bodhisattvas, the Jataka tales, all have strong aspects of the poetic and mythic. Does it appeal to you? Yes, because I don't conside…
  • @David said: @techie said: Just adding to this ... If this theory is true, then * we don't have a self per se (as new programs are being added and so there is no core identity) * rebirth is the new…
  • Just adding to this ... If this theory is true, then * we don't have a self per se (as new programs are being added and so there is no core identity) * rebirth is the new and improved version of the software * order or dharma in this w…
  • @federica said: Hold on a moment here.... Why would science have anything to do with the Role of the Poetic-Mythic in Buddhism? That's like comparing Einstein's Theory of Relativity to Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 .... The dalai lama…
  • @David said: @federica said: @Kerome said: That's good advice. But I do think we should be clear about what form of Buddhism we stand for. Everyone here brings a unique view to the table, but we should talk about…
  • @David said: @SpinyNorman said: @David said: You seem to be the only one confused so I'm good. Good luck with all that though. I'm not in the least bit confused on this topic. Yo…
  • I think it's better not to think of karma at all. It is often complex and confusing. Some people may believe that eating animals creates bad karma. Fine. What's the solution? Are we gonna ban the meat industry? Then millions will lose their jobs,…
  • @Kerome said: @SpinyNorman It's debateable whether Right Effort is all you need when mental illness is considered though. Ultimately things like mindful insight can lead you to the causes, but in the meantime you may need help from a therapist, m…
  • @Kerome said: I've just provided an alternate viewpoint, it seemed a good discussion, and I didn't see any posts of people taking exception. I've gone over my past posts, I don't see anything particularly pushy? Lots of "I feel", "I think"…
  • @person said: Kurzgesagt just posted a video on the topic. My main disagreement is with condition 1. Even if the behaviors of consciousness could be perfectly simulated, without a physical brain would it would there be any individual …
  • @mindatrisk said: @federica said: Solitary confinement is used as a punishment in gaols and long-term High-security prisons. A self-imposed confinement may be beneficial to you, in many ways (as it's out of personal choice) but…
  • @federica said: @Shoshin said:....We are all a little weird.... some more weirder than others... You can't have 'more weirder'. You can have 'more weird'. You can have 'weirder'. But you can' use the term 'more…