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  • Get some balance. Go in nature take some walks. Find some interest to occupy you. I don't think its that healthy always seeking to help people. Especially if you do i out of your own need to help yourself. It's great to assist others sometimes in…
  • Its more my own problem and something I should just get over but I thought i'd write about anyway. I find it annoying when people use the word fair enough when it doesn't really make any sense especially if thats all they say. In many contexts it…
    in Platitudes Comment by Carameltail May 23
  • Friends affect you that's for sure, the closer they are to you, the more of a influence they are. Well its up to your own judgement to judge who is friend and who is not. And who is in between. I think it's sometimes hard to judge though, it's s…
  • You have to love and accept yourself no matter what. Sometimes we make mistakes and it's important to accept that. I do sometimes think about the past in regret or at least I used to a lot but a lot of the time there was nothing much I could do …
    in Guilt Comment by Carameltail March 18
  • I think anything that affects the mind (and body) like that is not that helpful if you want to keep it generally 'clear', healthy and balanced. Of course it's true cannabis for some is thought to boost things like creativity or insight. Though long …
  • The problem is it is very hard to move to another system, with industries and cooperation being so dependent on it. It's very hard to change things to that extent even with all the ecological problems and social. In addition, what kind of system ca…
  • Insight nature, movement/body, switching perspective, bring negative into visibility, expanding out 'energy' and breathing. That's 6 wow Also there is walking and lying down.
  • While it is worrying I some senses I think AI could find some good uses to make life easier for everyone. It is how and who uses them that seems most scary. Oppressive governments using them to control people further perhaps? As often is with tech …
  • @federica said: (It never ceases to amaze me how many people really loved Stephen Hawking, considering that 98% of them didn't understand a fucking thing he was talking about.) Yea i'd like someone to explain to me in detail plz I did ha…
  • Marxism has really good critique capitalism, he even did actually praise it for it's merits too but it is limited when people adopt marxism as a way of seeing the world, as it is limited to the idea of two economic classes (perhaps a product of the …
  • The Body as something compartmentalised like in the way of chakras i think is unhelpful, the body is a whole being and though it has weakness points and all I think the idea of a chakra of energy flows becomes a distraction during practices whether …
  • There are many reasons why capitalism sticks. A large population while it cannot be said to be the root of any problems it does make it harder to move from it. Capitalism (as it is now at least) is something that grows and as it spreads it becomes…
  • Without inner peace, how do we make real peace ? * Dalai lama
  • @JaySon said: @David said: @JaySon said: I guess this is on a related wavelength... It's weird to me that modern psychology doesn't base any of their conclusions on the nature of ultimate reality, the absence of …
  • @Snakeskin said: @Carameltail said: Which reminds me there conceptual framework which a certain sort of social scientists use to view people as composed of phenomena. That the person is not one stable object but it composed of many …
  • Which reminds me there conceptual framework which a certain sort of social scientists use to view people as composed of phenomena. That the person is not one stable object but it composed of many different things and is everchanging never completed.…
  • @Snakeskin said: @Carameltail said: All phenomena fundamentally empty. There are no independent objects. All phenomena arises dependent on other phenomena. Including suffering. Is 'phenomena' and 'objects' u…
  • @David It is true the staunch atheists/rationalists/humanists do deserve a critique of their own. Or the ones who just disregard everything there and then.
  • Here is an "interesting" way to approach it. It's from a taoist based site though so hmm but i'll use it just because it summarises it well and from an interesting perspective. 'How much time and energy are you going to dedicate to finding this p…
  • @lobster said: In the back of my mind that comparison of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris did come to mind because of their approach. Richard Dawkins is limited in a couple of ways though and is some what more removed and more in the science r…
  • I did actually try the quiz hmm funny ;P
  • @DhammaDragon said: @Shoshin said: On a more serious note ...I quite like Sam's philosophy, and have found my self agreeing with much of what he has to say... however he does have his pet-hate rants about Muslims, which can at time…
  • Yea I have had that kind of experience unfortunately It's a bit like trying to grasp at straws to make you feel happy temporarily. Buying small things which add up but are probably mostly useless. Like there is nothing wrong with enjoying materi…
  • I find that the more people in a house the harder it is to keep things clean and organised. With that many people it makes sense to have clear rules. I don't think I could cope with so many people. Then again it does very much depend on the specific…
  • I am also close to graduating in my studies and I can relate somewhat. One thing that helps is to peacefully observe your feelings and thoughts. You can also observe what's around you or observe your breathing. Doing some breathing exercises helps.…
  • @karasti said: I spend time in a few FB groups that I've found just as useful as forums, just depends on the intention and the people that are attracted to it. I've had some life changing (not even kidding) discussions on some of them. For me…
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_truths_doctrine
  • @JaySon said: The you being judged is also a label, and judging is like putting labels on that label. Judgement to me is more of a subjective conceptual changing landscape than a label which a lot more fixed. So I think there is more flex…
  • @DairyLama said: @Carameltail said: How calm white fluffy clouds, they drift and float through. Like passing thoughts. A cloud passes by freely through the sky. I love clouds, but I reckon thoughts are more like birds …
  • Bleh labels no thanks. Judge me by my actions and such. Labels are only a term of convenience or practicality when necessary.
  • @dhammachick What I say is things need to be clearly shown, however I do not think belief is the way to go with this, it is about understanding things for yourself. I don't think spirits exist as they think they do but only as illusions and de…
  • I think stuff like belief in that is unhealthy. Though I mean I guess the only way is to try out and test these things. It hasn't really been proven by anyone to exist although even if it did I guess it is very hard to at least by standard science m…
  • @Kerome That wasn't too far from what I was also trying to get at, I wouldn't want to consider measuring something of that sort as its not that type of thing that makes sense to be quanitified. I can see what you mean how though that you don't kee…
  • @Kerome But did you not gain something from helping your friend and helping the world? I mean those who spend all their time helping others to the detriment of themselves, there is a balance there. Volunteering and all can be nice. As well as t…
  • Doing the good for others can be good if it doesn't come at a cost to yourself I would say. Doing good in a way that still at least some extent benefits yourself is important, we don't do stuff for the pure cause of benefiting ourselves but at the e…
  • I don't see why enlightenment is something that carries like that. Even you are enlightened in one life doesn't necessarily mean you are the next. I mean yes it could make it easier for it to happen by doing good one life perhaps, but enlightenment…
  • Yea social media addiction has been in the news a lot lately. Facebook has also been in the news for other reasons such as the political manipulation attempts and the fake news. Secretly I wish fb to shutdown or at least reform a lot. I don't really…
  • The thing with the traditional sitting meditation it can easily get ungrounding especially for certain sorts of people, depending on how you use it too and how often, although has it's benefits. I usually personally do walking meditation and other p…
  • @Kerome said: Do you mean to say that seeking new things in the world is not necessarily unskillful? I think there is a difference between seeking the dharma — as the Buddha did — and seeking to accumulate material things... seeking to explore th…
  • https://tinyurl.com/yd62n5f7 You may find this link interesting. Not Buddhism technically but related even if controversial. I'd think though it is possible. Whether it happens a lot in reality is different though.
  • Everyday is a new day resolution for me and a opportunity for change.