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  • I said no. I'll take two. Make that three precious jewels ... I am on a spree ..
  • @Will_Baker said: How do you feel about the following excerpt by Wu Hsin? -It seems consistent with my view that we (read: the self-reflective Self) are ethereal, mathematically derived, technical artifacts existing within organic computers...…
  • Banana! Asana! Banana! We haz banana!
  • @person said: Anyone else have experiences with looking for happiness in wanting to want things too? Here is my catalogue of unwanted junk: * my head (full of pristine junk, unused thoughts and empty storage space) * opinions, all…
  • Reminded me of this story from Tom Sawyer ... on the nature of work and play ... https://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Twain_Whitewashing-the-Fence.pdf
  • @paulyso your heart is wise. Be as sane as you can and stay kind. Simple wisdom really ...
  • Sage. Bought a new plant for fresh leaves and ye dried 'erb for usual stuffing ... https://articles.mercola.com/herbs-spices/sage.aspx
  • Don’t take life personally. The sun has no care for what passes through the sky. The sun doesn't love me? However I can love the sun and other Skywalkers ... We haz plan ...
  • Tee Hee. Some aspects of experienced objectivity may be subjective. In other words the great Nirvana may be the closest, subject to the limitations of limitlessness as we know it. Tsk, tsk maybe the Buddha did not transcend Godliness, merely our …
  • Well said @DairyLama I want my cake and to eat it. In other words I find the straw man sky-cods, Thor (protypotype for Manjushri) as real as Ultimate Relatives (eg. the aunty or son of No-God but Allah). This is why I believe in the 108 snail …
  • Many thanks guys I am very pleased to be attending to the body of knowledge that resides in this very being. Stiffness, yang power comes naturally to many of us. Too much letting go yin-ary might require a hardening but for me relaxing is key ..…
  • Let's discuss. Decline
  • Very well put @FoibleFull Some of us may follow rather authoritarian, Princely Buddha, Kingly Christ, Zen teacher totalitarianism, Court of Shamballa or other right wing spirituality. The elite enlightened may not be part of our sangha commune, e…
  • @Jason said: But this POV does veer away from most forms of Buddhism by taking a theistic and/or pantheistic overtone. At any rate, it seems to me that Shankara's Brahman is very similar to Spinoza's God. Shankara, for example, says of Brahman, "…
  • @silver said: Beautiful and touching story. Yes. We all have a different propensity for genuine service. It is important to demonstrate and illustrate those individuals who embody service and leave ourselves out of the equation. One…
  • Here is a prayer dedication http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zen/vow-of-t.txt My Bathroom Buddha sitting I am the Buddha Thrown into the least space Emptying my beggars bowels My dreams of samsara mascara When I look in the mirror Wh…
  • Wot no room for a personal me/mine shrine? http://www.oxherding.com/my_weblog/2018/01/shrines.html meanwhile I beheaded a garden Buddha oops ...
  • Well, this tells me I'm nowhere near to where I'd hope to be one day. Abandon all hope. Think of it as a service to our real nature ... Imagine you serve in a shop or are an active moderator for a bunch of un-saints. That is a servic…
  • We have to learn how to do it on all levels, it is what softens our hearts. Indeed. Strangely enough the opposite of love is not hate. Hate is merely love tightly wound and contorted. There is no opposition to Love. Love/Compassion i…
  • Only Buddha Thor can save us from un-wisdom... https://tinyurl.com/yb8h9qlr “The perfect man is like a mirror; it does not move with things, nor does it anticipate them; it receives but does not retain them. Therefore he is able to deal with thi…
  • His friend, Mansour, comes to visit him and sees Nasruddin on his hands and knees, crawling on the sidewalk under the street lamp, obviously searching for something, appearing frustrated. Concerned for his friend, Mansour asks, "Nasruddin, what a…
  • Mostly because most of us only have a foggy idea of who/what we really are, and some have no idea at all. True. I like to label myself a Buddhist because: * I meditate and express my understanding through a predominantly Buddhist ma…
  • It was a good response @Bunks So much of our thinking, instinct and training is based on dealing quickly with a situation by a quick, knee jerk response. One of the ways we begin to understand that we are being jerked around by assumption, kar…
  • One of my favourite labelings is in wicca - the three stages of being: * Maiden - potential * Mother - being * Crone - wisdom The male or daka equivalent stages are young boy, boy and old boy ... Tee hee!
  • How do you feel about the following excerpt by Wu Hsin? I feel like a thirsty fish ... The end of questioning is The same as The end of seeking. Further and further explanations Do not provide That which is sought. Additional inform…
  • I iz the sky? I knew it! Just an air head ... We have thoughts and emotions in our sky. Where then the body? The Ground of Being? Or being ground?
  • @JaySon said: Do you ever think about how people strive for status? I think about everything, in an empty sort of way ... I am most concerned about my own status. I am more shell than big fish, increasingly irrelevant to the worldlings…
  • Here is the Buddha Nature 'natural shrine' I pictured two days ago Did I go wrong again ...
  • @Kerome said: You mean the river has to be crossed more than once? Rowing back and forth so to speak, each time heading back to a new ‘far shore’? Get to the far shore first. Then it get's interesting. For example becoming un-enlighten…
  • Turmeric is an interesting one. Its efficacy is increased by combining with black pepper. You can use it as a colouring (in rice for example) and of course curries need be nothing more than: * turmeric (don't burn it if you fry your spices to b…
  • I use an iPad as a cybershrine. Just use a looping slideshow to change the focus ... https://cundi.weebly.com/yidam.html
  • @karasti said: Huh, that's interesting! I turned orange as a toddler because all I would eat, apparently, was carrots. I looked like an oompa loompa. Tee hee. You can get carotene tablets which give you an orange 'tan'. You also get brigh…
  • I rather like nettles. You need a plastic bag full and gloves to pick the top shoots. They really reduce. The cooking kills the sting. Delicious. Nutritious. Free spinach type food. Turned Milerepa green. So don't overdo it ... At the age of 4…
  • That's a good one, dandelion has ye olde names of shit-the-bed and piss-a-lot. So be careful. Two or three well washed leaves in a green salad to start off.
  • Its a combination. The raft, you have the person (buddha), the ores (dharma), and sangha (neighbors floating around you). To push the raft, you need owes. I think your spell checker may be on to something: The three jewels are ores/oars…
  • So... What's the truth? The truth is Tibetan Buddhist talk all kinds of superstition/irrelevance/ignorance and general purpose delusion. You can find equal nonsense in the sutras from more ancient god talking super yogis. Sorry Buddha, you o…
  • Very well said @wojciech - sometimes our opinions are less skilful, which is not wrong, it is just less skilful ... Our practice involves a movement towards more skilful/right speech. As long as our motivation and intention develops our speech is…
  • @JaySon said: Dear Friend, Well said. Throw out all the teachings of the Buddha, all concepts, ideas, signs, and notions. Sometimes we need to support, reavuluate, affirm but most of all find what is useful. I am reminded of…
  • Chastisement and humbling the self has many forms. Most of us, advanced, awakened or ignorant monkey minded possessives, have a persona or being of some recognisable sort. How to dissolve the excesses and rough edges of this ignorance? Exposur…
  • Belief in Psychics Yuk!
  • As we are mostly aware, we can take the thinking away and the body reminds us of our existence. Where in the body are we happy? Where is the silence of the lambs body? Do we listen to our silences or are we only mindful to the trumpets and noisy …
  • @techie said: So wouldn't DO/impermanence render our search futile? Search is futile but finding is as others mention, dependent on non-attached searching. Who is crazy enough to seek for non-searching (lobster raises claw)? Impermanen…
  • I was recently doing further research on yogic flying when I came across my post on a guide to religions: http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/19819/lobsters-guide-to-religions It seems that some people do not take my acadamic research seriously