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Kerome · Did I fall in the forest? · Veteran

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  • ... the daytime temperature is high enough to make me head to the beach and walk in the water, yet the nighttime is cool enough to allow me to sleep
  • @Shoshin said: Understanding/coming to terms with death & dying is one of life's greatest lessons Certainly true, and something that pervades the second half of life. When people around you start dying and you are left behind, it's an…
  • This is part of the two-part documentary narrated by Leonard Cohen, I'm sure the other part must be on YouTube as well but I'm having a little trouble tracking it down.
  • @federica said: One of the finest and most poignant books on the subject of what to do yourself, when people are dying is indeed, The TBoL&D. I would say this is also a must-read... It's definitely worth reading. My father took some o…
  • I find it encouraging that they talk even obliquely of "the dying talking to invisible people in the rooms; they talk of journeying and being welcomed." The fact that death is not the end should become more widely accepted and seen outside a Christi…
  • Apparently giant hornets are food... http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/eat-insects-cheese-larvae-giant-hornets-global-food-crisis-japan-noma-nordic-food-lab-a7753781.html
  • I find it very interesting to see how close we can get to actually finding out the words of the Buddha. In that way I'm a bit Theravadan... but he is the source of the river, the originator whose shadow looms large over the whole. Yes he was a man j…
  • Well there are some interesting stories around Padmasambhava and Santaraksita... I quote from Wikipedia: According to this enlarged story, King Trisong Detsen, the 38th king of the Yarlung dynasty and the first Emperor of Tibet (742–797), invi…
  • I think we jollie well are! We should meditate together over Skype!
  • So does that mean there is no non-Chan Buddhism in China, and no non-Zen in Japan?
  • People should be forbidden from posting untruths on the internet. It's false news!
  • I see spirituality as a journey, part of life, directed by a deep impulse to sometimes seek the spiritual life and let your intuition guide you. My stops along the way have been Christianity and Anthroposophy in early youth, Osho a little later, the…
  • @Lee82 said: I'd like to think I can give my son the balance of religious education at home and show him there are other ways, giving him the ability to choose his own path in the future. I think if he didn't go to that school he would be brought…
  • I think what matters here is intent. If you collect firearms with the intent of never using them, I would think the karmic consequence would be minimal. Ultimately Buddhism allows you a freedom of action, with the awareness that some things are more…
  • I think this is how many religions maintain themselves, it's by indoctrinating the young and defenceless, not because of any real truth. I find Buddhism makes sense, and Christianity does not, many of its prophets seem to be suffering psychosis. …
  • Lol, well I picked the Gelug Tibetan Buddhists because they are close by, and not expensive. I'm quite widely read and informed - have tried a lot of stuff from YouTube and books - so you could say I've left the basics behind, and I did know the 'ba…
  • It is a bit of an unknown. It rather depends whether you are thinking about an unlimited, highly intelligent and self-modifying AI, or something a bit more limited, like HAL from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The first could start rewriting it…
  • @genkaku I think the most mature attitude to humour I've seen came from Osho. He often had jokes at places in his lectures, and often made a point with them too. He once said of Hotei - the laughing Buddha - that in him Buddhism came to flower, that…
  • @lobster said: Have you all reached a point where you had to commit to a school or even a specific teacher and say, "this is where I get my stuff?" And learn mostly from books and teaching sessions thereafter? What you thin…
  • @Dakini said: @Kerome said: So I have been following a Tibetan Buddhist course and while I was reading up on the notes on the Tantra section we have recently done I was doing a little googling... for example Kriya Tantra seems to be…
  • Hinduism seemed to me quite interesting, but I dislike the focus on many gods and the caste system, and so I've never really looked deeply into it. Some aspects that I like are the idea of an atman or supreme soul, the ideas of oneness that came fro…
  • Here in the Netherlands sometimes people will just call out to you on the street and call you darling. Loosely translated of course. Chit chat at bus stops and in public places is kind of uncommon but it happens, and cafe's if you go regularly becom…
  • Kyudo, also known as Japanese Zen archery, is a whole archer's martial art and way of life. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyūdō
  • It certainly wasn't meant to be a comment on anyone else's choices merely that what I've encountered with the Tibetan Gelugpa's doesn't look like it's going to suit me well. I tried it, it was interesting and useful, but sometimes you find things t…
  • I do believe it was Famine, War, Pestilence and Death... but then I've been reading Terry Pratchett the last few days, so my sources are not entirely impeccable
  • @SpinyNorman said: @Kerome said: Have you all reached a point where you had to commit to a school or even a specific teacher and say, "this is where I get my stuff?" And learn mostly from books and teaching sessions thereafter? …
  • I've actually turned out more respectable than my parents, who as followers of Osho ended up totally beyond the pale from the point of view of a few older members of the extended family. But the Netherlands is very tolerant of all forms of religion …
  • So... so. I'll try not to annoy you too much Fede
  • The fact that the topic was Tantra and a quite advanced teaching was incidental, I don't have that much interest in the esoteric side of Buddhism. I'm generally more concerned by the diversification of sources. That you can't pick up say a book b…
  • My father got taken to the hospital with cardiac arrhythmia... signs that he is getting a bit older despite being only 68... it set me to thinking about the mortality of loved ones and how our time together is limited and often even many years seems…
  • Yeah it's true, the initiations are very crucial to making progress through the whole system. I was watching a YouTube video about a Khyentse Rinpoche, who seemed to have been a key figure a few decades ago and even HHDL showed up to say what import…
  • Yeah I thought it was very interesting, I watched some of the interviews about how some of the puppets were made, they went a long way into traditional weaving techniques, while some of the textures on for example the walls were printed on a normal …
  • Apparently there's an emoji film coming this summer...
  • A difficult situation... I've had to cope with something similar and I'm sad to say I found no solution except to eventually leave the company. Wishing you and your co-worker well
  • My experience is that the fire of enthusiasm burns quite strongly in the youthful, and they tend to get swept along, while the insights of spirituality to me seem more appropriate to middle age. But I've heard it said by Buddhist monastic teacher…
  • I thought this might be relevant... https://www.lionsroar.com/what-do-buddhists-mean-when-they-talk-about-karma/
    in Karma and abuse Comment by Kerome May 17
  • Read. Watch dharma video's on YouTube. Listen to podcasts. Practice sila, see if you can find yourself in that. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_ethics And at least read the Anapanasati Sutra and some descriptions of mindful breathi…
  • As a non-American I am left guessing a little here, but I think the origins of Buddhism's identification with the far left are down to history... many hippies and similar characters were interested in eastern philosophy in the sixties and seventies,…
  • @Kerome said: @karasti said: @Kerome do you see it as different than those who focus on music or images when they meditate? Isn't it also bringing focus out of yourself and onto something else? Just curious. It seems that one can lo…
  • @karasti said: @Kerome do you see it as different than those who focus on music or images when they meditate? Isn't it also bringing focus out of yourself and onto something else? Just curious. It seems that one can lose themselves in music, art,…
  • In terms of sentient vegetables, the answer is obviously that we should all eat vat-grown microorganism products.
    in Eating Friends. Comment by Kerome May 14
  • I could never stand her wobbly high vocal tone...
  • I suppose you could say that's medicinal
  • The Australians were lonely down under and asked to be invited, I understand the song contest is very popular down there.
  • This is a Daft Punk track featuring Pharell and Nile Rodgers from the last 5 years but they made a new video for it from the 70's US tv show Soul Train, back when there was a lot of music with similar beats and people still really danced...
  • That looks a lot like my cushion... except for the shade, mine is a deeper maroon... and the embroidery, mine doesn't have any