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  • It's been a pleasure meeting everyone. I wish all of you a Happy New Year. Thank you for all the lovely Buddhist discussions but I may be following another path now. Thank you, @federica and all of you for your kindness 💖🙏💖
  • I found an interesting article that states that Buddhism is neither "free willy" nor deterministic: https://www.thoughtco.com/free-will-and-buddhism-449602 It highlights that: "In an article in the Journal of Consciousness Studies (18, N…
  • @Shoshin said: @Buddhalotus are you from Singapore? or are you just visiting or living/working there? Just visiting, @Shoshin I love Singapore too, though Lee Yuan Yu... I was not even born, lol 💖
  • Happy New year from Singapore. We're about to go to sleep soon.
  • Thank you, @federica 👍
  • More related to my own life than to the article, I feel rather restless around the notion of forgiveness and apologising. I have never needed my friends to apologise nor to forgive them, and for some reason, they felt the same way too. Either …
  • I have a technical question, @federica: Whenever I type, whether to sign in or to type a comment, I get the red warning that the site might not be safe. It only happens when I type, not when I just read the threads. Is it normal?
  • I'm not sure there's anything wrong about receiving compliments, @nakazcid If someone makes you a compliment, it must be because they think you deserve it. Just take it naturally. Accept it, feel contented with yourself for some nanoseconds,…
  • @Shoshin said: 2019 marks the year of the Police Pig according to the Chinese Horoscope ( if one believes in this kind of thing).... Actually, the Year of the Pig begins on February 4 or 5 next year. 🐷🐽🐖
  • @Shoshin said: Awareness is fundamentally non-conceptual until thinking splits experience into subject and object...It is empty and so can contain everything, including thought...It is boundless..And amazingly...it is intrinsically knowi…
  • Thank you for the welcome, @Zazen1 Hello, @LotusMind 😘
  • I wish everyone a Happy New Year. And remember that...
  • @Flux said: Hello. I'd like support forming an understanding of the skandhas and replacing my basic, intellectual understanding of anattā with practical, experiential exploration. I'd be grateful for any shared knowledge or resources about where …
  • I remember reading that translators had a hard time finding a word that conveyed the notion of lack of self-esteem in Tibetan to the Dalai Lama, because he said that there was not such thing for Tibetan Buddhists. Being born in a human form was c…
  • @Vastmind said: After a really hard year in a rut, the daily practice is starting to return. Thank Cod! Mindfullness bell, raking, and NB . 🙏🏻 @Buddhalotus said: I practise being a good person. It takes up most of my…
  • I think, @Kerome, that what is meant by the quote is more on the following lines. In Buddhism, we are encouraged to see reality exactly as it is, striving to be as objective as possible. And not to get too carried away by our emotions about a …
  • "Life is suffering. Stop identifying with your emotions and remain analytical. Everything is just as it is." -Shivah Solomon 🙊🙉🙈
  • @lobster said: Hinayana - A form of inferior Buddhism for those with a superiority complex Today I resumed with the analysis of the Diamond Sutta, which I left off a couple of years ago for lack of time. I am using Dwight Goddard's "A Bu…
  • Thank you, @Kerome I live this empathy trait of mine as a sort of curse. Nowadays people relate more shallowly. They probably suffer less that way... Which is also sad anyway...
  • @federica said: I'm sorry you had a difficult time with a friend recently. I wonder if you'd like to share the situation? Maybe we can help resolve it... Thank you for your comment, @federica What you said has been most helpful alre…
  • I don't know if my comment belongs here, but I was thinking of online friendships. My job entails plenty of online interaction, and overtime I have bonded deeply with many people I have never met in person, but interacted with a lot in the media.…
  • On days when I feel lazy to do my meditation session, I remind myself of how good I feel after doing it. Feeling good and getting those endorphins running is a good motivation to keep up our meditation practice but it should not be the only one. …
  • @lobster said: In dervishism, being called an idiot or madman is similar to being regarded as a Zen Weirdo in Dharma ... You think we live in a sane world, run by stable individuals? Tsk, tsk ... good luck with that delusion ... …
  • I have had basically the same routine for years: 🙏meditation, especially simple breathing meditation, 🙏much study and reading of the suttas and Buddhist bibliography in general, especially one chapter of the Dhammapada everyday and also some re…
  • One of my friends is bipolar and suffered from bipolarity outbreaks twice. Both occasions were preceded by ominous biblical ramblings about the world coming to an end, and visions of toads pouring down the faucets or swarms of locusts darkening th…
  • @Shoshin said: I guess every waking moment is mystical, magical & wondrous if you don't think about it Absolutely. I live in constant awe. Maybe that is the gift granted by those fleeting mystical experiences: to hone one's sens…
  • @lobster said: Hinayana - A form of inferior Buddhism for those with a superiority complex Theravada followers consider the word "Hinayana" to have a derogative meaning and the use is forbidden in most Buddhist forums. But Chögyam …
  • Papañca or mental proliferation. The stream of consciousness, narrative, monkey mind endless effusion, that we superimpose on bare awareness. "The propensity of the worldling's imagination to erupt in an effusion of mental commentary that ob…
  • I remember having had what you might call "mystical" experiences, including premonitions and déjà-vus. But I have been very nonchalant about them and have not discussed them with other people, mainly because, special as these experiences could be…
  • Nothing melts my heart faster than seeing Chow Yun Fat's smile brightening up the screen. It is the frank, sincere smile of a man who is totally at peace with himself.
  • @federica said: I have arranged that if I should have a tombstone, it will read: "Work in progress. To be continued...". I am entertaining either of two possibilities. This one... Or this one...
  • Right Effort is one of the branches in the Noble Eightfold Path. Wisdom is the primary tool for deliverance. But wisdom does not happen spontaneously. According to the teaching of the Buddha, it is mainly attained in a mind that has been still…