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  • After states of being very anti-religion, nihilistic, and existentialist, and then on the other side, very swayed by God figures to the point I was more worried about that than my practice, I have come to a happy medium. I read a lot about different…
  • I love reading about AI and Singularity even though it's terrifying. I think Exponential Technological Growth is the path we are on right now. Between 2000-2010 we got smartphones, a robust global Internet, social media, etc etc. I think 2010-201…
  • @Todd0248 There are negatives and positives to all religions, we have to know what parts have been tarnished by cultural and societal pressures. You can say the same about Buddhism. Several different types of people--all outcasts, such as gay men an…
  • I ask a question to myself and know the right answer already.
  • Now I want to get a cushion too. Maybe once I buy it I'll suddenly meditate all the time.
  • @pegembara What a beautiful quote. TNH is amazing.
  • I feel like mindfulness can be transported into new mediums. It doesn't have to be as extensive as true meditation but it can have a positive, relaxing effect. Another interesting thing I wanted to bring up is this article: http://www.pcgamer.com…
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  • Bite sized wisdom is the easiest to digest
  • Thanks for sharing some titles. I will look them up and maybe buy some later. I carry my copy of the Dhammapada! It can fit in most if my jacket pockets. I've been reading it every day. Sometimes simple and short truths are the most profound
  • What a beautiful poem
  • @Victorious yes I would love to look at some! Thank you. Right now I am not part of a certain sect or anything. There was a website I can find later that I used to read/listen a lot that had suttas
  • "Buddhas just proclaim the Path but you’re the ones to strive." This verse was very powerful to me as well
  • I've read all of what you said and reflected on it. Especially why I was attracted to Jesus as a figure. I still respect him as a being to emulate. After this post I began reading the Dhammapada again and remembered many core dharma teachings. I've…
  • My general mindfulness has been improving but I've neglected to take some time for meditation. Thanks for the reminder!
  • @DhammaDragon I checked my notifications last night and read your reply. Later when I was out with friends I began over thinking but then I remembered what you said and returned to the present. I felt much better! Thanks for the gentle reminder
  • @federica yep! It's one of my favorite novels. I love how it describes finding such joy in nature and kindness.
  • @Tigger that reminds me of the Robin in the Secret Garden. It's a great novel to read this time of year
  • Thanks all for your responses. Tonight and tomorrow I'll be busy with St Patrick's celebration (I'm not going to be straying from the dharma TOO much ). I will reply in full tomorrow night or Saturday. It means a lot and you've given me a lot to t…
  • In high school during the worst of my depression social media took over my life. I didn't have many friends in the "real world" so I had many online friends. While I cherish their help and friendship greatly it was unhealthy for me since I spent yea…
    in Twitter Comment by eggsavior March 16
  • @Sophie101 it depends on what time of day you are most alert and when you have time. I meditate inside most of the time so it doesn't really make a difference. But I usually meditate in the afternoon or evening.
  • Hi @Sophie101! Welcome to the forum. I would suggest starting with some short guided meditations until you get the hang of it. The best thing to do is not try too hard, which is easier said than done I know. You might be interested in this series…
  • @IronRabbit "the splintering moment of my death" was very poignant and powerful word choice
  • I initially wanted to pick the latter but I am definitely the former. I can be angry, then step back afterward and figure out all the different reasons I became angry..... but I still become angry in the first place. I never really thought about the…
  • @lobster Thank you! I really enjoy the site you linked to, I've bookmarked it
  • Not a drinker but sometimes I like to meditatively smoke a cigarette...
  • I haven't seriously meditated in far too long and this thread inspired me to return to the practice. Thanks @Kerome. I've had similar sensations meditating, usually after 30-45 minutes, but nothing as powerful. Once after visualizing Amida Buddha it…
  • Currently I'm too wrapped up in judging the present and all my hope is staked on the future. So I would mourn the loss of that future. But I would also think about all the people I've met and things I've done. And I would try to keep a visualisation…
  • @Kerome that's a great idea and seems pretty doable
  • Another book I've recently been reading is an anthology called Queer Dharma. Unfortunately it only has gay male writers. I'd hoped I'd also find transgender, lesbian, and other voices. But it is still nice to read a new perspective close to my own. …
  • I believe animals occupy a different plane of awareness than us. Not better or worse, just different. It should be remembered that some animals have brain functions more refined than even a human's, like whales' emotional capacity and responsiveness…
  • I joined as well. The interface is amazing. I don't think it'll be able to top Skype and other apps that have been around for years but in my opinion it's a lot better than them,
  • I am currently reading a book borrowed from my therapist called The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker. It's about how violence in the human race has historically declined over thousands of years and our future. It's got a lot of good info…
  • Living Buddha Living Christ is a great read for Westerners whose religious context is more systematic and Abrahamic
  • It is the middle of the day. You've been busy the entire morning and now have the whole afternoon/evening too. Maybe write down all your concerns and thoughts so they'll be out of your system and you can refocus.