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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'…
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…
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 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 …
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…
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…
Nourishment and Healing
Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivating good health, both physical and mental, for myself…
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…