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  • awesome comeback!mane squeeze might be apt.as in old friends hugging each other tight.anyway got to make that money.trying to be a zen gardner.crappy at it by the way.have a great one.
  • @Vimalajāti said: All phenomena are empty. All phenomena appear substantial. Counterintuitive. Venerable Nāgārjuna says: Between nirvāna and this world there is not even slight disparity. Between this world and nirv…
  • @lobster said: 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…
  • hay lobster,was the great rumi,a part of the sufi tradition? his heart poetry is wonderful.his tribute that love reigns supreme is great,imo.
  • that's awesome.i like the expressive "brush"stroke.percieved purposeful and zenny vibe or chinese landscape caligraphy.
  • @Shoshin said: 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…
    in I AM Comment by paulyso May 21
  • i am tired. busy working, sharp and focus, to make that money. buddhist practice paying off. intention, energize ,power through,finish strong. the day is long, but the sleep is good. good night or good day, whereever you are. peace…
    in I AM Comment by paulyso May 17
  • @lobster said: 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.
  • @lobster said: @Jason said: ... 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…
  • traveller, i like your grown attitude about coffe and smokes.you , me both....our karma to bear.
    in Drugees Comment by paulyso May 8
  • @genkaku said: 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. fair point. sharing w…
  • @Kerome said: 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…
    in How to eat? Comment by paulyso May 2
  • thanks lobster.i'll look into it.
  • hi lobster.at the moment my browser is limited.cant upload pictures . maybe i'll buy a laptop in the future.surely i can upload then. art is fun.it exercises our creative reasoning.
  • thats cool lobster . i like it. my art interpritation: reality reaching out from a place of beauty.the hint to me is the distorded flower shape --which is to me--caught my eye.i use to be an art major.we would gather around and critique our art.
  • ....feel a little talky.another thing came to mind,the awaken siddhartha,uses the phrase-does not apply--concerning himself.that's very cool. none to compare.finger , moon, nirvana.great hope for us none.thank you.the poem was a nice food for though…
  • i like this poem.what pop in brain:none is the one,is free.
  • another thought came to mind:the spirit of the letter.every breath we take;we meditate.
  • nice poem . milarepa in the--dharma--house!not to familiar with milarepa.
  • hmm..breathing is living.one definition of spirit is breath.
  • @David said: It's actually a pretty handy tool of exploration too. An illusory tool but a useful tool. agree.what makes us tick is half the battle to inform us of our habits and conditionings.we all have our individual aversion,neu…
  • that gif(t) is awesome and a lol.
  • from a different angle.nirvana is ordinary . in mahayana,there is no nirvana for buddhas.posit a theory. discoverying nirvana,buddhas realize its the integral part of existence, there is no "escape". so they abide. the support is the dharmakaya,i li…
  • ive heard the advice live within your means.its useful in our mindfulness or recollect in the 8-fold component.
  • @JaySon said: "When phenomena are individually analyzed as selfless and what has been analyzed is meditated upon, that is the cause of attaining the fruit, Nirvana. One does not go to peace through any other cause." -Buddha hmmm...nirvana…
  • thank you lobster.
  • redundant in multiple copy or pattern?testible?wise not to hurt and so fourth of the five precept.the redundant conventional wisdom to avoid pain or trouble.imo definately redundant to avoid or minimalize dukkha in conventional wisdom. personall…
  • @JaySon said: Do you ever think about how people strive for status? They put themselves through an immense amount of suffering for labels like "I am a doctor" or "I am a successful businessman." Status is like the label on a soup can. Fund…
  • that photo of cloud percieve to be a baby elephant.im somewhat artistic eye.aye.
  • @JaySon said: Tibetans like to say that Tantra is the only vehicle that can allow you to attain enlightenment in a single life and that, otherwise, it would take a few eons of collecting merit. Yet we've seen others in recent years attain …
  • being present allows us be fully aware what's going on in this life"karmic"situations.it trains our body,as the buddha suggest be aware of the body, to use our faculty for the best possible choice.is being active present i guess.also useing our facu…
  • jeffrey,that's a fair point.making plans is our modern life. my point maybe is be present in thinking,be-ing.life is.that statement can be a verb and a noun ,which implies to us as well.
  • echoing the sentiment to not take ourselves too seriously.laughing at self ,through reflection,is good.im learning less self lable-ing helps.
  • what is my thinking on ultimate truth?hmm i have two thoughts.life is.that statement helps us,imo,be present.you can substitute the word life with dharma,leading to the statement,dharma is.or it can be said,truth is.the other thought is,the statemen…
  • the art of happiness is an interesting topic.can we enjoy life?yes.but the freedom from grasping,as you suggest is very helpful.altruistic joy in the success of others makes me happy. and working on contentment is challenging.but on payday im hap…
  • wanted to share what poped in my head about co-relationship or co-love.i dont want to be above you,i dont want to be below you,i want to be with you. sometimes i envy those in a relation.but the buddhist mindset,happy for others who has a compani…
  • @Shoshin said: how to simplify buddhism for beginners and advance participants Become more aware of the law of cause & effect Karma works in mysterious ways (says one vibrating karmic bundle of energy flux to the…
  • @Kerome said: “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” * Thich Nhat Hanh good simple advise,be present through breath.sometimes difficult fo…
  • reminds me of the advise,refrain fom bad do good and ,as federica suggest to ease our mind,meditatively empty the content of our mind.sorta like a detoxe.maybe the advise to take it easy helps our wellbeing.
  • thank you karasti.heart felt advise.
  • snakeskin thank you for putting it in simple terms about the approach of conditionality.theory and practice go hand in hand.so the advise,think before you act develops wise approach to life. and to me its timely about sense door we can choose wha…
  • shoshin,that is valuable advise,when life test us to remember the teaching and discipline even if to breath in and out.wow can so relate.our practice is our habit and we can retrieve back when things get tough.thank you for that reminder.
  • thank you .im very happy and learning as we go along. wonderful advises.
  • @Shoshin said: what ways can we give simple advise to those new to buddhism? When studying the 4NTs & 8FP ...Dukkha happens...(Colloquially speaking Shit Happens) .... don't give up... yep,expect the the un…
  • @Jeffrey said: Do the Buddhist practice (priority) that intuitively feels right to you. It might change from time to time so be open. If you are looking for a particular needle (in a presumable hay stack) you might first learn what …
  • @Namada said: For beginners: Listen to and read Dhamma talks/books from ajahn chah and other good teachers, from there you will learn mindfullness and can also establish a daily meditation routine. For advanced practioners: Remember begin…