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  • @Jeffrey also having a rough time with mental illness and practice. Metta to you I recently picked up a Dharma book I love a lot. Has everything I've needed from separate books in one. The Dharma will see us through Thanks @Kerome for the medi…
  • Welcome to the Sangha
  • “Once again, the point of this discussion is not to accuse Christians of endorsing torture and persecution. Of course most devout Christians today are thoroughly tolerant and humane people. Even those who thunder from televised pulpits do not call f…
  • I have been listening to a lot of Ajahn Brahm. What a great, fun, happy man. @Shoshin I watched your Gross National Happiness video. It was very interesting. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/opinion/two-powers-face-off-over-bhutan.htm…
  • That is a good idea. I have been reading the threads not commenting. I will definitely partake in discussion now. 3rd times the charm?
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  • Sometimes during loving-kindness meditation, seemingly opposite feelings such as anger, grief, or sadness may arise. Take these to be signs that your heart is softening, revealing what is held there. You can either shift to mindfulness practice or y…
    in Metta Comment by Kannon August 6
  • It is easy to get pessimistic either way. When I believe in innate goodness it is weird and disappointing seeing bad contradict it. Our actions are good or bad. Our consequences are good or bad. If we choose one action over another, we are laying ou…
  • I just gave myself a 4 card Tarot reading for fun. this is what I pulled: reversed emperor - discomfort/denial of authority ten of swords - difficult situation i am unable to accept reversed page of pentacles - lack of commitment and drive …
  • @lobster Great video. It reminded me of this one I watched the other day from a Pure Land buddhist I follow: This is my humble understanding which uses the trikaya (i like triads): This entrusting is not a belief. Other Power is trusting i…
  • in conjunction with my other thread, here is a new video from one of my favorite ASMRtists of all time, an all around cool guy: @karasti any updates?
    in ASMR Comment by Kannon August 3
  • http://dudeism.com/takeiteasymanifesto/ @IronRabbit Give into the flow and receive whatever comes your way. The Dude Abides!
  • @Tosh there is a mail in order pamphlet for Something Happened in the back of my book from 1985. Maybe I'll send it in! Edit: I love history too. I have the first volume of HG Wells Outline of History. I also have several books on the history of…
  • I like to recite parts of the Metta Sutra when I want to extend compassion and support. http://www.buddhanet.net/metta_in.htm http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/snapshot06.htm
  • I just finished Catch 22. It's been called the only war story that makes sense. Of course it's actually filled with paradoxes, loopholes, and disregard to humanity. It's a very funny, chilling, emotional look at war. The kind of novel where you'll e…
  • Good morning! It is my day off. My only plans are to tidy up and do some painting. If I finish any pieces I will post pics when I'm done
  • Whenever I am unhappy I stop and remember how this time a year ago I was even unhappier. No matter how long or painful it feels to get better, improve, and move on, I can always look back in retrospect and see change.
  • I am in the puberty of young adulthood. I don't have a Sangha near me. I started with the basics when I was in high school. Then I became interested in Pure Land. I never really explored it until the past few months. I view the Path as a highway wit…
  • @person exactly. I am currently reading a book called the Better Angels of Our Time by Steve Pinkman. It is a comprehensive look at the history and future of war and violence. Really puts things in an ultimate perspective. Now I know it's just part …
  • As long as we keep the foundational teachings and practices in mind, everything else is immaterial. It can be important to us and help guide us in learning and exploring, but it's of no use to really being mindful and compassionate. But we can do bo…
  • There's new users, new ideas. New things to ponder with new events and new times. Some things don't change but there's always something new. Hello from a new Buddhist and NB member!
  • hello @spencerstone! it was my first election too. i voted for Hillary, but i like Bernie just as much. and i am with you on the meditation and mindset stuff. i love politics. i love political theory. i used to be very caught up in the new waves …
  • And I think a job might actually be useful in studying further because contact with the real world presents us with different problems. I actually feel like I am a "better Buddhist" when I am at work. It's easier. There's less distractions, …
  • I was inspired to make this post last night because I stopped at a gas station with my friends and the card reader was being weird. The cashier had to type in my card number and seemed to be in a bad mood. Wanting to diffuse any negativity, I automa…
  • I didn't think about it but if these image files impact the running of the site I will gladly use urls or create an album elsewhere. I just take pictures on my phone so that is where I upload them from.
  • @Vastmind that is just fine. Some people do not like it. If you would like to give it one more try for experimental sake, there are people who make videos without talking or showing their face, exclusively working with sounds. But that too can be of…
    in ASMR Comment by Kannon July 23
  • I will warn - as with anything, you can over-indulge in ASMR. If you like it too much you'll listen too much and then become immune to the tingles! It all kind of begins to sound the same, and very bland, like if all you eat is fast food. I used to …
    in ASMR Comment by Kannon July 23
  • @Kerome You're welcome! PM me any time if you want specific suggestions for anything, or ASMRtist recommendations. (ASMR + artist - what creators are generally called within the community) Tingle on!
    in ASMR Comment by Kannon July 23
  • Welcome to the site @Charley! I am a burgeoning novice as well I would recommend spending more time on the basics before finding a sect. I worried about that and it got in the way of my understanding. I thought choosing a sect would help me under…
  • @karasti I wasn't trying to suggest anything, just wanted to share the accomplishments of someone who has worked with what we are talking about. Body over mind in unpleasant conditions. Wim Hof is just human. So are we. Even if we can't aspire to…
    in Mx Angry Comment by Kannon July 20
  • I cannot find the exact story I saw before, but this article mentions how Wim Hof was able to control his immune system. I wonder how his students fared in their experiment. http://highexistence.com/the-wim-hof-method-revealed-how-to-consciously-…
    in Mx Angry Comment by Kannon July 20
  • sex is fascinating. i think what it reveals about ourselves is more interesting than pleasure vs non pleasure. anything can be transformed into a constructive, even religious/spiritual experience. from "Radical Love" by Patrick S Cheng Quee…
  • @upekka said: @Kerome said: The "chemical imbalance" theory of the cause of mental disorders has been disproven pretty thoroughly by now, most mental disorders seem to be sociogenic in origin. https://www.madinameri…
    in Mx Angry Comment by Kannon July 20