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  • I actually read about the idea of inserting DNA 'letters' into parts of the DNA of even humans that are non-coding anyhow. So put your personal message there and it will still be there centuries hence (if that person has progeny). Since it is plac…
  • Also I think the Buddha wanted us to ponder ideas for ourselves and see if we can understand them. He said I have realized the truth of these ideas and you can too. I don't think he meant 'these ideas are tradition so you should believe them'. Or…
  • Yes birthless too. There is a teaching on dependent origination that shows the links leading from ignorance to birth and death. Twelve Nidanas "links" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratītyasamutpāda Also I would say to you would it make se…
  • From what I recall it does not cause hallucination but changes the experience of something you already experience. Like movies or even natural scenery etc. So for example it can make time seem to be slowed down.
  • What is the definition of 'psychedelic' anyhow? I seriously don't know. I know that marijuana affects perception of time and senses and feelings and thoughts. But I don't know what the definition of psychedelic is. And sometimes definitions can …
  • When the door of the Mind, through which appearances are created, remains unobstructed, unwarped by concepts, then there is no solid reality, just bright Light. And we let everything that appears just arrive naturally. Such a…
  • In some buddhist teachings there is even a teaching about 'five families of Buddhas' or in other words different people more specialize at certain types of energy than others. Some information from wikipedia is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
  • Feelings are feelings. What could be simpler? The question is what does "if we don't show interest in them" (etc) mean?
  • I have had some problems with my esophagus. I caught food in it in September and then had a endoscopy scope in November and they had to stretch it out and I have an uncommon condition but it sounds like I am going to be ok from what I've read. But…
  • Regarding meditation with open eyes I have heard to warn against having like a mask. I am not sure what that meant. I think they mean like as visible field mask that is distracting you? For my meditation it is usually thoughts that I get caught u…
  • Bob Mould and Dave Grohl performing Huesker Du song Ice Cold Ice Barren lands and barren minds (ice cold ice) In another place and time (ice cold ice) I feel I've never known myself (ice cold ice) Frozen in the sand again (ice cold ice) We'll…
  • Waiting at the dentists office?
  • Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness is practical in that it gives the necessary framework but gives practical meditations and suggestions. I'm still working on it myself but what I have said is my impression. It is written by Khenpo Tsul…
  • “In our daily life, we might think, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing to be like Chenrezik?’ and then make efforts to become someone on the mahayana path and turn into a bodhisattva. Though we might try hard to embody these ideals, we have deep-seated habits …
  • Elf, the Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Story.
  • Just being silly!
  • Those other suffering people might still hate the one who hurt them regardless of if that person is enlightened. Your question was how did that person come to peace and forgiveness knowing full well that he had hurt others? I'm not sure. That's…
  • I say Yum Eggnog instead of Bah Humbug.
  • In Buddhist teaching (some) the cosmology is that there are vastly more beings in the lower realms of hell, hungry ghost, and animal than in human. So there are many many beings like Ted Bundy and many even worse than him. These beings are in th…
  • And depeche mode being parallel but not quite as good videos with Yazoo
  • Concentration will bring stability, stillness, and spaciousness; inquiry will bring alertness, vividness, brightness, and clarity. Combined, they will help you to develop creative awareness, an ability to bring a meditative mind to all aspects of yo…
  • @Bunks I like that so relaxing
  • I actually make quite an effort to say “I heard a view on such and such I believe is understood as such” rather than “this is how it is” Reason I do that is so people understand I’m not claiming to be correct just it’s how I understand what I hea…
  • @misecmisc1 just a general comment on trying to figure things out precisely. Often the answer is not forthcoming and you just have to have a light touch that is steady and consistent but that can let things come and go without trying to find an int…
  • I found a book about stories told about genetics to be very interesting. I don't have a focus on biology or genetics in school and this book is intended to be entertaining for non-experts. It's called "The Violinists Thumb". It isn't really about…
  • @Darren351 Is your question if you would be accepted in a Sangha? Would they not want you as a part of them if you also believe in God? I would say no. I have met people in Sanghas who believe in God. One Christian I recall found the Bodhisattva…
  • I just had a lot of anger today because I went to pick my medicine up and yet again there was a problem of getting my blood test logged with a program. So when that happens I call the blood lab see if they sent the results to my psychiatrist. I se…
  • I think even if you have a near death experience if you then come to get a clean bill of health your "sense of immortality" returns in that you think of other things. It's not necessarily a bad thing not to think of death. I think it's nuanced in …
  • No matter how many enemies that one meets, no matter what they do, no matter who they are, not one of them exists without being dependent upon the internal enemy. For as long as there is grasping at ‘self’, there will always be ‘other’. The moment t…
  • Conceptual mind is ego grasping past, present and future, manipulating, substantializing and solidifying Buddha Nature that cannot be grasped, manipulated, substantialized and solidified. That is why, in order to awaken to our Buddha Nature, the …
  • What do you mean by living a worldly life from the point of view of non-duality? What to you is non-duality? What is worldly?
  • Cousin Eddie - the shitter is full
  • Aw thanks @federica. I think a few nights I had a few too many drinks but I was just incoherent a couple posts and not trying to mess with anyone. And I haven't had that problem for a couple of years.
  • I have similar things with medications. I think you could experiment. Try exerting more and see how it goes but don't say "it is the medicine I can't do that" or "It is not the medicine I should do that". So what I am saying is not to take a ri…
  • @federica I wasn't ridiculing banning. I don't even know what goes on there with a ban but I imagine it is a lot of messages and work to sort out. And while I don't know the details of each ban I benefit from having a forum that is moderated and I…
  • And from the the link I guess if you see the Buddha on the forum (and they are acting rude) ban them?
  • Maybe but I'm not sure. those are all three examples of a feeling so maybe. But they seem to have concretized things moreso. Like what if you could be convinced that unequal length sticks were just fine to be as they are? In that case it seems t…
  • I meant that the mind/heart has qualities of feeling meaning. Even if we find things meaningless already we are wishing it did have meaning right? So what is it that responds that way? So we at least sense there could be meaning and that we would…
  • I think there is meaning. And that which finds the meaning is the meaning. So the mind which finds the meaning is the meaning. The heart and mind if you will. Waking up in other words to the nature of mind. The cosmology of Buddhism (at least…