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  • @ajhayes said: A bow and a crisp high five to all of you. We each speak in our own language
  • Humility is subtle as @grackle mentions. Your intention and alignment is good @upekka You are aligned with merit, effort and intention. One of the great arrogances is thinking we have a chance. What if we don't? Then we might bow a lit…
  • Tee Hee! I 'upgraded' my iPad to ios 11 public beta in case it had security updates. Made my iPad so slow it was unusable ... (I was warned that the public beta was unstable and not for daily use). Sometimes the cure is worse than the diseas…
    in ipad scam - Comment by lobster 1:38AM
  • @federica said: In the UK they're called 'Buddha's Fingers'. No good as a lemon, but the fruit is excellent to convert to candied peel. Buddha cake? 'These are my fingers, eat them in memory of me ...'? Sacrilege! Maybe not ...
  • @Namada said: Better to accept it and try to continue as best we can, we are only humans Indeed. Compassion arises for ourselves as we remember and forgive our actions. We are human, not self crucifiers. In a sense we have to coalesc…
  • Bravo. Doing bad is a hard path. You took refuge. Bravo. If it is of any consolation ... You did good in taking refuge ... May you find peace. Sincerely I do take it to heart. I do call on the Buddhas, it is my tantrika inclinations. Will c…
  • Well said @Vastmind I trust my mind-island as far as I can throw it. Hopefully it lands on Rajneesh and sinks his pretentions ... However no man is an Island apart from the Isle of Man - sorry could not resist ... I consider the words, i…
  • Could well be my end @Kerome A compromised browser can happen on any machine. Important to inform @Linc just in case ...
    in ipad scam - Comment by lobster June 27
  • We keep showing ethical restraint, whilst developing genuine qualities. At some point a greater integration between kind thoughts and words comes through ... Iz my f£&ing kind plan. Still working on it.
  • @Kerome I feel it may be the reverse of what you state. For example the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead' refers ostensibly to post death shaministic teachings. However some monks with a bit of know how have made it a clear indication of post enligh…
    in Adam and Eve Comment by lobster June 26
  • @federica said: I do the ironing. It is soothing, meditative and productive. Que? I consider all ironing an example of mindlessly buying the wrong clothes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_ironing I dry items on hangers, if th…
  • @vinlyn said: Our responsibility in "right speech" is about us being responsible for our voice. As a bodhisattva (third class) our duty extends further, we become responsible for the voicing we stimulate. In other words, if we swear an…
  • Exactly so @Will_Baker “When we become mindful of fearful thoughts, we see that fear is just a story accompanied by dramatic feelings” Jack Kornfield Intense emotion, including fear, aversion, attachment, intense stimulation in general is …
  • I did not watch the original twin peaks and only one episode of the new series. I am familiar with Gnostic teachings but consider them dualistic to the point of distraction, much like David Lynch. Entertaining but ultimately more confusing, arty, ni…
    in Adam and Eve Comment by lobster June 25
  • There is always karma. Exactly so. What we do will effect us. I very much liked @IronRabbit contribution. Speaking as a flawed individual that does not buy the Dzogchen or Taoist model of 'the flawed perfection', I ceaselessly attempt to polish …
  • Stories like that of Arthur and Merlin can be interpreted any which way and Thorsday. Here is another take on Edam and Evens, from a different cheese. http://www.theforbiddenreligion.com/the-serpent-of-salvation.htm
    in Adam and Eve Comment by lobster June 25
  • Hi @Wraune Many thanks. There are many great resources available for study, practice and involvement ... http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/web-links
  • Maybe supermarkets can be encouraged to provide Buddhabooths? https://buddhabooth.com
  • ... yoga is I believe an early form of well being. At the moment I am contemplating a more active stance on body awareness. This is because I am still attached to a body ... Pre-yoga, chan style ... I blame the Taoist infuence with their Qi-Ong …
    in Ashtanga yoga Comment by lobster June 22
  • Slow, decrease, relax and let go. I was sent today, an angry but hopefully pertinent 'rant' about Grenfell Towers ... Anger articulated and in a sense dispassionate is I hope relevant ... Comfort zones, nice, kind, reasonable people. Ea…
  • Nice Buddha @Shoshin. Good find. You can not have too many Buddhas ... http://www.tsatsastudio.org/practice.htm
  • In case anyone is wondering ...
  • @genkaku said: A living koan: What will a (wo)man do when violence is not enough and what is called peace is not enough? Tee hee. As someone who experiences Peace as a form of self-violence (not my 'natural' inclination) and transcendenc…
  • @federica said: Damn. Now, our days get shorter.... Welcome to the Dark Side ...
  • Rebirth proven yet? Not to my satisfaction ... or even interest ... https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/48dijw/what_in_your_opinion_is_the_best_argument_for/
  • @dhammachick said: We're all hypocrites. Its very easy to post memes and rants and pontificate online. Action IRL and with no keyboard in sight - THAT takes guts Exactly so. As a ranting pontificate and a lapsed Muslim of the Extremis…
  • @eggsavior said: ... Possibly. Hopefully.
  • @DhammaDragon said: Believe me, @Vastmind: for a simple, starter Dharma pack, nothing beats this simple routine. I believe and will be sticking with Nothing Tee Hee. However before turning Puppies into Reflective puddles and the …
    in Up the Dharma Comment by lobster June 19
  • Nobody here but us precious dandelions ... We should not be so precious about our nothingness ... just as we should not be overwhelmed with our unique rippling ability ... In a sense we are a bag of bones. In a sense we contain a possibility …
  • As June is lobster month, Uncle Louie has been released. He was innocent incidentally. http://www.fox5ny.com/fast-five/261927334-story
  • Outstanding reminder @Shoshin We wastrels who have devoted our lives to the lost and found, will remind ourselves again and again. Stay on The Path. Very simple.
  • Teachings are the catalyst for authentic study. Pretend study is not very deep. Bodhi Nasrudin went to back to study after years of being regarded as a strange teacher of some sort. "What have you learned?" he was asked by the curious. "Nothing…
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  • Thanks for warning us it is long. Good tip.
  • Well said @seeker242 It is a sound training methodology, needing competent unfolding not amateur zenniths ... I refuse to engage in answering such a nonsensical posting geared to koan reasoning. Pah! Use the ASK A TEACHER section here: http…
  • OP, I got rid of my TV years ago. We have a TV I choose not to watch, did not get one when I was a kid, untill I was about ten. Very glad to be honest. I too find TV addictive. I am not a very discriminating viewer, I will watch anything on …
  • For most of us the idea of a home or base system/practice is very relevant and important. My base is Buddhism and meditation. Simple really ... you might say, 'this is my buddy/body/bodhi' if you were a little Catholic ...
  • Thanks for video @Shoshin, early days. I have been interacting with bots for years, quickly bored by their simulated attempts at engagement ... The one in the video needs an axe through the skull protection option https://chatbotsmagazine.com/wh…
  • Can we start with Peace and the practices required to be onioned saged, please? Will we require a tree to sit under?
  • I feel @grackle is right. If a genuine connection is made, we start to enter a 'pureland' in this very body, in this very life. It is a wonderous jewel but not for everyone. http://www.thebuddhacenter.org/buddhism/mantras/ Please stay grounded.…
  • Stay grounded. The easiest way is through a physical practice, that could be prostrations, yoga, chi kung, gardening, walking, swimming etc. Activities grounded in spirituality will have health and balancing effects. What you are trying to do is …
  • When I swear in anger because the toaster is too slow ... ... the anger is completely inappropriate and usually involves reference to sex and sexual bits (to put it mildly). I also like to throw Jesus and Cod into the mixture ... eg. What kind…
  • I recently watched a violent action film. It was awful. I watched another, 'A Touch of Sin' which was brilliant. In part because of the story, setting in China, acting, directing etc. I am watching the unfolding 'Grenfell Tower' tragedy on the ne…
  • Is it online? http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/sbe10/sbe1032.htm
  • Exactly so @DhammaDragon. Don't keep hitting your head because you got hit on the head ... Simple and obvious advice. Easily said ... @paulyso haz plan but no spell checker: iron rabbit, I am a believer of instant karma. Doing someth…
  • ^^ I would like to think it was me ... but it was not. My guess is they are easily identified spammers and the message is only up there briefly ... @Linc will tell us if we are good ...
  • Dear Friends, Recognizable cause and effect should not be confused with spurious pattern recgnition (we are hard wired to find patterns). The Buddhist ethical behavour is proactive and irrespective of consequences. I feel @Dakini makes a good …
  • I'll join ... not sure I can study properly ... I notice moulting, rhino practice and other lifestyle practices are available in the early works http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/ Fronsdal finds four main themes in the book: 1…