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  • I think I've read some articles online from time to time. But I thought about and considered the articles rather than the magazine that they are in.
  • Animals suffer by being used (like people), slaughtered, and eaten by one another. Wild animals die for pearls, wool, bone, meat, and skin. Ocean animals eat whatever they can get in their mouths including each other. Also in addition to those su…
  • ScottPen human is thought as special because there is enough intelligence to study the dharma unlike animals. Or even if not somewhere where the dharma exists humans can reason what is virtuous/wise at a greater degree than bears or dogs. On the o…
  • Regardless of if we call it a self we do have a faculty of awareness that can recognize suffering. There is a faculty of intelligence and other faculties. We can recognize intoxicants as such and we can sit with craving just a moment more if we ch…
  • 1 Taking Life a) Classification of Taking Life. (I skip this) b) Three Results of Taking Life. There are three results of taking life: the result of the maturation of the act, the result similar to the cause, and the general result of the forc…
  • NB1100 there are some of these things in the JOoL (jewel ornament of liberation) which is a text about the Tibetan Mahayana. The point of the chapter that contains these is that attachment to pleasure is not wise because whenever pleasure there als…
  • in Funny Stuff Comment by Jeffrey June 30
  • In the Mahayana the question of 'this life' compared to 'after this life' is in the context of the prajnaparamita teachings like the Heart Sutra and diamond sutra where this life is empty anyhow so the next life is empty too. So it makes it a diffe…
  • but a good rebirth in a God realm is not really a good rebirth, so how to make sure that if we do lots of good karma, then we can get rebirth as a human being and not as a God. Any specific teaching in this regard in any tradition of Buddhism, pleas…
  • Being attached to pleasure or being special is more a desire realm God thing. And then there are God realms outside of the desire realm ( in the form or formless) that being attached to meditative concentration could bring about. But the greates…
  • Here is an article: https://www.lionsroar.com/how-to-practice-tonglen/?utm_content=buffer55ab3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  • No Cookies??
    in Cults Comment by Jeffrey June 29
  • Me and my girlfriend do pub trivia. Really enjoy it. And I understand the great thrill of getting a question right that no other team does to launch your score ahead.
  • I wonder if sometimes later people quote somebody and then some people don't realize they were using someone else quotation with the result that it gets attributed to a second person in error.
  • "For Evil to Triumph, it is sufficient that Good men do nothing." I would have guessed Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, or Captain Picard!
  • Germany definitely had a lot of quality chances against S Korea. Surprised they lost but suspenseful.
  • Exciting Argentina v Nigeria!
  • Bunks, I was watching the Iran and Portugal game and it sounded like the crowd were making noise with something like kazoos?
  • What makes the buzzing sound in the crowd? Doesn’t sound like voices cheering?
  • Even if one creates a small merit, It will lead t great happiness in the next life. One will achieve a great benefit Like a prosperous harvest ::snip:: It is possible even for fire to become cold. It is possible even for th…
    in Positive? Comment by Jeffrey June 26
  • I've heard that conciousness in many ways has a motion of dissolving out to space and then coming together as a focus. A wave sounds like a good metaphor for that coming to focus. The sea is all spread out but it focuses in waves from time to time…
  • For one with compassion, even his enemies will turn into friends, Without compassion, even his friends turn into enemies. With compassion, one has all Dharmas, Without compassion, one has no Dharma at all. ~ Shabkar
  • @person yes being/living a gas would be rough having collisions with everyone around you and the walls!
  • I think fresh might mean in the moment. And free means to be free to be as you are? I don't know about solid but I am a chemistry nerd so perhaps I lose track of what solid means to most people?
  • Kerome, I actually did just see the third goal by Ronaldo on the penalty kick. It came up as an alert in a sports app I have. Very beautiful shot. I probably should watch a couple of games!
  • I wish there could be a rule change to make more scoring in football like the shot clock in basketball was added. I still do like the sport but I suppose if a team gets the lead they can just play keep away. A shot clock would not work as it did i…
  • I saw a baby robin hopping around on one of my walks. Sadly I thought it might have gotten lost out of its nest which I couldn't spot around.
    in Bugsy Malone Comment by Jeffrey June 11
  • I think impermanence is in your experience already and you just have to notice it. When a man is parched by thirst, The thought of water brings no relief. Only drinking can quench his thirst. Similarly, information differs from direct…
  • I'm not sure that there is a rule that can be spelled out that following the rule results in perfect behavior. It's not a bad goal to be perfect I suppose but we are a work in progress.
  • I like the anthropomorphing of pain. It reminds me of intrusive voices being my constant companion for awhile some time ago.
  • I think one reason to keep them is that we don't know what the results will be. So like if an animal has rabies and is damaging things maybe kill it is a good idea where even a common person might guess that more good would come of killing the anim…
    in The 5 Precepts Comment by Jeffrey June 1
  • I would guess that it is a precept moreso because it is one of the most highly addictive substances known to man along with: nicotine, opiates, cocaine and the like. Even comparable to sugar as some of us know on the forum as very addictive. If …
  • misecmisc1 you might get different answers depending who you ask right? At some point you might have to pick one tradition and deeply study what they say including personally talking to them if possible. It's a bit of a gamble but even if you end …
  • Cittamatra (mind only) is probably better understood AFTER looking at Sravaka view "empty of self". To understand mind only first it is good to understand that these existing father, mother, wife, and daughter are empty of self. So forget about …
  • You can ignore that voice. I think my teacher had referred to it (voice) as "the voice of lordly judgement". And that voice you can ignore. Maybe that voice is an example of an 'appearance' that can have sway over us as in the passage below? …
  • Simple carbohydrate is the same thing as 'sugar' as in all simple carbohydrates are sugars. I think it is refined complex carbohydrates that can be bad like white flour has the bran and the germ taken out and that makes it released faster and the l…
    in Drugees Comment by Jeffrey May 10
  • Oh man. I can't imagine being in earthquake and lava. We only have risk of thunderstorms and tornadoes and I've never been hit by the latter. I will dedicate merit and I hope that you can take refuge in the Buddha, dharma, and sangha but also sta…
    in Yikes Comment by Jeffrey May 5