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so it doesn't have to be a versus . intuitive reasoning. we all have.i like to call it good sense.for exampl we as buddhist know what leads to pain and less pain. um,like dont poke an outlet.we know intuitively and rationally and warn other dont d…
another angle could be instinct,or intuition--which i consider an aspect of the hues of instinct--is a sense of experience.lets use the arts as an example.those who are trained in hip-hop dance can feel and sense their body in movement.their experi…
instinct and cognition.not mutually exclusive.
personally,try to be gooku dragon-ball-supra instinct in mind-body unity? ultra ...instinct.lofty.he is my hero.inspiring.great modern day mythos.
this instinct has inspired us fans.the mind follo…
nice! buddha palm for the win.i enjoyed the movie ....kung-fu hutsle.
grew up culturealy buddhist.-theravadian.my family would host monks for meal and bless our house ceremony.didn't get really serious as a lay practitioner until 2005ish.
as a landscaper,ive mowed over bugs .in the morning,moths stranded on lawns.it forces my practice to mow around or move them.def test my patience.but bees we cool. they get out of the way when they detech the roaring machine.long live their queen be…
still smoking.but yeah willing to acept the karma of lung disease.
That's some heavy karma. I'd prefer to avoid it if possible. Part of my clinging to sensual delights.
Exactly @person what is deep meditation? Trance states such as samadhi and zombie type mind clearing? Probably you mean less mind clutter type mindfullness attention? Well that comes with practice and a …
i sit on a chair ,in half lotus. i sit and be.i think for me is quality over quantity.one minute or two of meditation is fine for me . the goal of meditation for me to be in a natural state.then i ease into drinking coffee and smokes.
Ugh. I just bought another cursed pack of cigarettes. I despise them as much as I enjoyed my first of the pack.
What finally got you to quit smoking? What was your first step away them cigarettes?
yeah im a smoker…
also if they make a blue icon sculpture of buddha,it be great to observe and be with the color theory of blue associate with water and sky which may cool the brain. ive seen a green buddha. medicine and nature associate with green.
Gil Fronsdale has been mentioning recently in his talks that the meaning of nibbana is more accurately translated as cooling rather than liberation. For example he says that back in the day people would say that cooked rice had nibb…
hmm...the buddhist vibe is to respect life,and shareing time with nature is an avenue. and respect the bye product of life through human hands such as religios/secular icon that inspire us. i enjoy my bob marley poster. and i choose to bow at buddha.
Seneca suggest that it is okay to grieve, but grieving should be moderate and not unseemly. Or as he puts it, "we may weep, but we must not wail."
that's interesting.i had a good cry about an aspect of me,and a good laugh.…
The most profound shrine usage is empty or whatever form is before us as in @ScottPen ‘shrine’
... however most of us respond to a sanctified or sacred space construct. With vajrayana and concentration, w…
my listening is not the best.hard of hearing.sometimes brain get scramble.but what helps,listen to what speaks to me.
about mindfulness,align the brain with hearing?harder said than done,of course.as they say,the art to listening. my mind wanders…
about personal universe. what pop in my head was membrain loaf of bread,multi-verse,...science meet dharma on pbs show i saw...i dont know?
We have to use the loaf/daily brea…
i just want to say thank you to my e-sangha teachers.i think we laypeople are pretty cool.learning and growing together.
about personal universe. what pop in my head was membrain loaf of bread,multi-verse,...science meet dharma on pbs show i saw.…
All phenomena are empty.
All phenomena appear substantial.
Venerable Nāgārjuna says:
Between nirvāna and this world there is not even slight disparity. Between this world and nirv…
Rumi was a Sufi, poet, pole dancer (sort of ... the whirling dervishes dance/circle around the qutb or pole - when they are not being banned for heresy).
Rumi was not a Buddhist but what a bodhi ...
Last night I begged th…
I don't really know who I AM .. for I change from one moment to the next
The aggregates that seem to make up ME are somewhat complex
One moment I AM happy...Life's great....in fact a box of birds
The next moment shit m…
i am tired.
sharp and focus,
to make that money.
buddhist practice paying off.
energize ,power through,finish strong.
the day is long,
but the sleep is good.
good night or good day,
whereever you are.
Wheel breaks. River flows still ...
until a new wheel experience the river. the wheel may change but the experience is the same. us old wheels see the young engage in the dharma and see movement and eventually rest.
... still can't loosen my grip.
So titan/tighten. Around what though?
A tight wheel, stops turning ...
what came to mind is the water wheel. the river,the water is dharma.it spins…
Practice makes perfect ... including to remember that as surely as there is generosity in the universe, so there is greed and grasping ... you know, the ones who play the generous ones for suckers.
On reading the intro to Access To Insight, I discovered that one of the first things the Buddha did with new students was bring out their generosity. One sutra on the subject states,
Without abandoning these five qualiti…
favorite dirt food : spinach.saute with garlic..yum. favorite fruit: blueberries.can eat a mouthfull. when i see food what comes to mind,the earth provides. a sense of apreciation is good and beautiful.appriciate our food makes our stomic well.sor…