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  • Good post @caz Tantric instructions are widely available via published books now so are out in the open,a practitioners job is to keep their inner experience secret. As we know experiences are subtle and difficult to express conventi…
  • Happy Easter every one, I am glad Jesus does not die, all superhero’s should be immortal. Buddha too is a superhero.
  • @adamcrossley said: Metta for Mother Earth ❤️ I'll join. @federica supermarket checkout is radical. The other day a pied wagtail was walking ahead of us down a London street. Bodhi Mother Earthing is always supporting us. * We…
  • @herbie said: If 'person' is seen as what it is spirituality and compassion are the same. It is just that conventionally 'spirituality' is self-directed and compassion is other-directed. Too true. Too late. Conventionally and actual…
  • What is wrong with those people @Kerome - wearing platforms and flares as if it is cool. It is now practically illegal to dress like that ... Music and fashion and sheeple ... I was too embarrassed to laugh. I did smile though ... Many thanks .…
  • @kundo - dont link the URL, just paste it raw ... Here is your link
  • I was in Holland and Barrett yesterday, trying to buy overpriced barleycup to cut back on my caffeine/tea addiction. It has been recalled. Found something similar, barley and chicory drink. The chilli burgers were delicious incidentally. Finding …
  • Tee Hee! @federica invokes the durgha side of Kali Tara Another troll exposed, underfed and off on its troll holls ... I had a luvvly cage for it ... I was going to feed it troll bait (made from herbie free troll meet). Ah well. One day we ca…
  • I do like dancing autonomous robot doggies
  • What we are talking about is subtle but it can be described in different ways. For example Clear Light, Buddha Mind, Luminous Being/Mind that @paulyso alludes to. In concentration/monkey mind calming, there is very clearly a two mind state, often…
  • @Kerome would you say 'into the deep' is singular. In other words not based on subject and experience/attention which is a duality. Perhaps we might say attention without form ... which is one way to describe emptiness.
  • I was reading about biologist Dr Joanne Chory, developing new carbon fixing plants. Plan is happening. Terraforming for earth. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/16/super-plants-climate-change-joanne-chory-carbon-dioxide Save the w…
  • @adamcrossley said: @Shoshin said: How often do we 'really' wish others well ? This is a thought I sometimes have when dedicating merit or doing loving-kindness meditation. How sincere am I? How much do I believe this…
  • Is that the Facebook before you were born ... and catalogued ... http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/21572/what-was-my-face-before-i-was-born
  • Cushion time = Ultimate Time. Bravo @Shoshin. Maybe that should be ultimate timelessness ... great concept. Where do I sit? Who said in the middle?
  • @Bunks said: I think so....mind watching mind! Catching the thoughts before they spin off in to oblivion..... Even though dualistic, @Bunks spin halt is a required/functional mindfulness. Like mouth watching. Action being. Peace unfolding…
  • But I agree with @Jason that the world seems to be getting less suitable to learn dhamma in, not more. There seems to be more and more emphasis on finances and earning a living, it seems to be becoming a less generous place all the time. I f…
  • @federica said: Most learning involves more thought, reflection, and cogitation, than listening. Only by being silent and reflecting, can you give room for absorption and understanding. Challenge less, take in more. Exactly so. Iz…
  • Hail Seitan! ... oh it is some kind of infernal meat substitute ... never mind ... will look out for it. We are having vegan burgers for supper. I am being veganised ...
  • @seeker242 said: My teacher once said "Nothing that I can say can help you!" That's the single most helpful teaching I ever got. Nothing like a teacher being wrong to set us right. We can look a little deeper. My teacher taugh…
  • We each have Our Way. Bodhi Jesus, that naughty boy, mixed spirituality and politics. It did not end well. Bodhi Muhammad went to war over the importance of his imagined voices dictated koran. Tsk, tsk. However there is a gentler green growth …
  • Yes. The presence is easier than the engulfment or swamping. We can in essence feel/acknowledge/be the dukkha AND realise it is not so far from sukha Don't duck the sukha or suck the dukkha ...
  • Freeing oneself from the primacy of money is an important step in any spiritual path. In the dervish path of spiritual poverty, those independent or not attached to wealth or poverty can wield either condition positively. For example wealth,…
  • Buddha is everywhere Buddha as an Almighty Cod substitute is Fishy (hallowed be Her Name and the Fruit of Her Womb - Bodhi Tree) Are we on the blurry Buddha border lines, where rationality and Poetry Sing together ... We have in a sens…
  • Ras mali - my fav indian sweet - yum and now for the best street food in NY ... dosa ...
  • @Bunks said: Different teachings have helped me more at different times. When I am struggling I can usually find something in my arsenal to help me out 😊🙏👍 Exactly. Different teachings at different times. Truth is not static but fluid…
  • "The kind of seed sown will produce that kind of fruit. Those who do good will reap good results. Those who do evil will reap evil results. If you carefully plant a good seed, You will joyfully gather good fruit." …
    in Blessing Comment by lobster April 12
  • I hope they are fiendly friendly From another thread ... Is your impression that my words do insult or are unfriendly? I have love for all of you. I am your dharma friend. Long live the three jewels: The Unstable The Lore The…
  • I learn from every mistake. Especially other peoples. Why should every adamant, righteous, certain, opinionated view be given credence by repetition? Of course I could be wrong right, just like everyone with passing karma and a tendency to m…
  • Well said/quoted/memed @Jeffrey As we know, the coffee drinkers, abstainers, strainers, unstable, super buddhists, Mother Superior Buddhas, our way or the High Way etc are all treading carefully into the shine ... Peter Pan Buddha is from Ne…
  • I don't turn my back on politics. I turn my back on politicians. Subtle, but different all the same. There are some good ones.
  • How wonderful @Fosdick The most we get are squirrels on our bird feeder. Obviously you have better food ... I feel technically the bear is not a bird but hey ... I am not gonna tell her ... great photos. Thanks for sharing. What a treat. Give…
  • Dear Friends of the Blessed One ☝️ And us accursed too 🦞 As we know, Buddha Bubble Blessing is a bursting of amrita ... OM MANI PEME - ping -
    in Blessing Comment by lobster April 10
  • @Jeffrey said: And therefore he is in my coffee too. That actually makes sense. Dharma coffee. Don't leave your mind without it. I hear that the Buddha developed the first Noble Truth before his first sip ...
  • You get my vote @federica Never trust yourself, politicians, wer-lobsters or the dis-enlightened. Iz plan . . . Buddha Revolution Continues . . .
  • Bought a raspberry pi kit (well two actually one as a gift) Plugged into an HDMI TV I now have a virtual ever changing shrine/computer. Just downloaded some images and used the screenshow option in viewer. Yep you can use your phone, tablet, chro…
  • Oṃ Amideva Hrīḥ
    in Blessing Comment by lobster April 9
  • She told Ajahn Chah she could stay only a short time Yep Ajahn Chah, dead before his grandchildren or his devoted grandma ... If we don't exist except as a continuum eg grand ma, monk, idiot crustacean etc, then we can not be reborn, can…
  • ...What one wishes upon others must be heartfelt ... I knew there was a master plan Plans for today: Cow pie, so a life of grass eating does not go to waste. Raspberry Pi shrine building ... OM MANY PEME HUM G eek!
  • Tee Hee @Kundo I want someone to tell me what to do, so I can ignore it ... Vote Pirate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party
  • true yinyang opposite = gnayniy Now you know nothing useful. That is the real nature of puzzles and hardly questioning. Everyone knows that the soft overcomes the hard and yielding triumphs over the rigid Why then so little faith? Why…
  • Thanks for the info @federica You would not believe, well you would ... how much knowledge and priceless books are eaten by mice, stolen by librarians and just allowed to rot. I used to be a member of the British Library and was very supportive…
  • Buddha is everywhere, lobby. Yes. My understanding too. ... sounds theistic but it is mindfulness/attunement/remembrance.
  • Exactly @Bunks The imponderables are for those playing with their minds and karma. The Buddha provided three solutions: Himself, his teachings and the community. Answers. Not questions for this crustacean please ... so easy it seems hard ...
  • Give your hardest question! That is easy. What is your answer?