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  • The first amendment entitles everyone to free speech. Yet there is no amendment that entitles anyone to freedom of violence against those who disagree with you. (Of course some countries believe in censorship)
  • Right, I agree with everything you're saying. I'm just saying no one can persuade me to believe the parts of karma that can't be verified such as coming down with an illness, which Buddhists would say had to be a karmic consequence. Or if you'…
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • I like to hear both sides. But I don't want to catch a fist. I think both sides are imperfectly human. Though I lean toward Libertarian ideals. Meaning... You can live however you want as long as you don't harm anyone else. To threaten with…
  • Maybe it exists, maybe it doesn't.
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • @federica said: When you do something noteworthy, altruistic and generous, how does that make you feel? And when you do something unhelpful, inconsiderate and rude, how does that make you feel? Well sure. That's observable.
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • Violent riot in UC Berkeley last night. Not so sane. Speaking out and protesting is one thing, but beating people in the street with poles and smashing up local banks and stores is another.
  • Well here's the thing... I know what you all are saying. Why does it matter? You can believe an event in your life is a result of a moral action you've taken. Or you can believe God punished you or blessed you. Or you can believe it was a random …
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • Are you saying that, by observation, you can, for example, connect the moral actions of your past lives to the conditions of your current life?
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • There's a possibility that karma exists, though it can't be verified with unquestionable logic the way impermanence and emptiness can.
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • No doubt morality has brought me more happiness, but it's impossible to trace a direct correlation between one moral action and one moral consequence.
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • Can you take a moral action then clearly identify a corresponding moral effect to that action? Not that I'm aware of. I don't see how karma can be proven true.
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • While reserving the right to change my mind. Haha
    in Belief. Comment by JaySon February 2
  • Nice pup.
  • Ride in the passenger seat instead of the driver seat.
  • @dhammachick said: @JaySon said: Violates the first precept. People (including myself) violate precepts everyday here.... Ditto!
  • @person said: @JaySon said: @person said: @JaySon said: @person said: @JaySon said: Violates the first precept. …
  • @person said: I'm of two minds. Without doubt politics is poison to the mind. I always come out feeling worse when reading political stuff. I also think it is important to be an informed citizen, and to be honest policy is very complex and its in…
  • I trust Thich Nhat Hanh dharma over lobster dharma.
  • @person said: @JaySon said: @person said: @JaySon said: Violates the first precept. What if you had a dairy cow and it died somehow, would eating it still viola…
  • To me, this is skillful: I will practice coming back to the present moment to be in touch with the refreshing, healing and nourishing elements in me and around me... I will contemplate interbeing and consume in a way that preserves peace, joy, and w…
  • Source: http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/the-5-mindfulness-trainings/ Nourishment and Healing Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivating good health, both physical and mental, for myself…
  • Mindful Consumption is what it is called. Controlling what you consume mentally.
  • It's a source of stress and negativity for me. So I vow to banish it.
  • @person said: @JaySon said: Violates the first precept. What if you had a dairy cow and it died somehow, would eating it still violate the first precept? I don't think so because the first precept is to abstain…
  • Violates the first precept.
  • My dog's name is Muddy.
    in Jazz Cats Comment by JaySon January 28
  • I try not to get caught up in identity or needing to have a certain identity.
  • Awesome. Merlin is one of my favorite shows of all time. That's the only thing I've seen John Hurt in. I hear he was a legend across the pond. Sorry for your loss.
  • @Steve_B said: @JaySon said: Impermanence makes time possible. Emptiness makes space possible. Easier for me to see these as the other way around. Time makes impermanence possible. That is, it is the passage…
  • He was the dragon in the BBC show Merlin, wasn't he?
  • Guess that one went over my head.
  • The Riddler
  • "The universe is timey wimey wobbly wibblies." Thich Nhat Hanh
  • @person said: Some interesting food for thought that occurs to me is what about space-time as a unified thing? Sure, I suppose you could call it impermanent emptiness. What would that mean in regards to impermanence and emptiness? I…
  • Time would stand still without impermanence. It is the very thing that makes time possible. Space couldn't exist as a group of separate "spaces". Empty of independent selves, all objects in space are possible only through their interrelationships…
  • Nope, I'm right. Lol
  • Your body isn't your self. After all, you call your body "my body". Not "my self". Your mind is not your self. After all, you call your mind "my mind". Not "my self". Your consciousness is not your self. After all, you call your consciousness …
  • @dhammachick said: @JaySon said: Following politics has been a source of stress for me. Me too. So much so that I go out of my way to avoid it now. Glad to know I'm not the only one! That somehow makes it bette…
    in Stress Comment by JaySon January 26
  • @Tigger said: What is a Buddhist to do? I appreciate a balance between both - there goes that middle path again The middle way eludes me, bro. I'm happy for you though
    in Stress Comment by JaySon January 26
  • @lobster said: @Namada said: Often Peace its boring, its no friction, so we always like to get things we really dont need to mess things up. Thanks guys, appreciate the responses. This really is one of our ma…
    in Stress Comment by JaySon January 26
  • Following politics has been a source of stress for me.
    in Stress Comment by JaySon January 26
  • And to top it off... The glass of water is made of non-glass of water elements.
  • Yet full of everything in the cosmos.
  • @dhammachick said: probably useless feedback _ /\ _ Never!
  • I hear ya @dhammachick . I don't feel like I need to know the answer, but I was wondering if it says anything about it in the suttas. It simply says that you are free from samsara.
  • I'm with you on the fact that there can't be nothing. Nothing can't become something. Something can't become nothing. Nothingness is just a man made concept. There is no such thing.
  • Yet empty of inherent existence.
  • @DhammaDragon said: but don't seem to make much progress in the Right Speech department after all these years... Join the club!