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federica · seeker of the clear blue sky · Moderator

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Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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  • I guess my question would be—to her or to you—how do I square that with Dogen’s instructions to practice with real urgency, remembering that life is fleeting, days and nights are flying by? Are they mutually exclusive? P.S. @federica, …
  • It has reincarnation and karma, which is a kind of eternal life, wouldn’t you agree? No. Reincarnation is a Tibetan Buddhist premise and it's confined to Lamas and Specific Gurus. Everyone else is subject to re-birth. That is not a continuat…
  • Well actually, there's quite a lot wrong with being fanciful, if you're inaccurate and don't realise it. There is Deathlessness in the Ultimate sense, but not in the physical sense... I think it would be helpful for @Kerome to elaborate on his …
  • It's nice, but fanciful. There is no 'immortality' in Buddhism, you're aware of this, right...?
  • No, @Linc will give ample and advance notification. You'll know it when it happens, the site will look different.
  • Did you write this...?
  • One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness Enlightness bind them. That's a new word. Becuz I sed so.
  • (I can't quite put my finger on why, but that's one of the weirdest things I've read so far....Maybe it was their untimely deaths that propelled things to escalate in the way they did....)
  • Jim Pym ('You don't have to sit on the Floor' and Listen to the Light') is both a Zen Monk AND a Celebrant in the Society of Friends (better known as Quakers)...
  • @lobster, rape can be a touchy subject for some people... have a care in your humour, dearest....
  • Suffering isn't physical. Suffering is Mind-Wrought and includes anything and everything that occurs day-to-day... Suffering is anything between finding out that all the milk has gone, and nobody's replaced it, to seeing your house consumed by fire,…
  • I see a little silhouetto of a man Woman....
  • @ColinA said: @federica said: @Amanaki said: To talk with others who hold different view or different tradition is fine, even other religions, but follow only one teaching at the time. This f…
  • @ColinA said: Thank you @Linc . Wow , less than an hour! That's super efficient! 👍 @Linc? Efficient? Doesn't cover it. You haven't seen him play 'Battleships'...
  • Christmas...?!
  • @Amanaki said: To talk with others who hold different view or different tradition is fine, even other religions, but follow only one teaching at the time. This forum/site is called newbuddhist precisely because it is here to welcome thos…
  • @Amanaki said: Why do you mix teaching from different Buddhist paths? And not even the same Buddha or Bodisattva? One path is difficult enough so why the mix? Have you ever stopped to consider that it is precisely BECAUSE you have "limite…
  • I can't begin to tell you how much I disagree with your statement. If you LIMIT yourself to just one specific school of teaching, you miss out so much that embellishes, supports, illustrates and enhances one's understanding of The Path. Many Roa…
  • All emotions, feelings and weights upon the heart are an attachment. Half the battle in ridding one's self of the unskilful ones is to recognise them as such. But I think it's ok to have feelings (as we're discussing in another thread) as long as th…
  • Yes, that has been mentioned...
  • I don't think it's a question of having a right to sex. It's merely a question of missing it now it's gone. Insistence for the benefit of one's gratification/Ego, goes completely against the third precept. Those who for some reason or another, ar…
  • I am given to understand that of late, there is an increasing number of women, in middle- to late-middle-age whose sex drive is present and active who are with husbands or partners who have for medical reasons or other, gone off or are disinclined t…
  • @Jason said: ... because we still practice as intentional beings looking to confront and overcome suffering. ..."You in your small corner, And I in mine". Jesus Bids Us Shine.
  • @Kerome said:... The whole procession, which the Buddha often recommends, from letting go of attachments to seeing the cyclical nature of samsara to dispassion to nirvana (the snuffing out of a candle), is not the most zesty, lively, celebratory seq…
  • @Kerome said: It’s perfectly understood that Osho’s words are nobody’s but his own, and though he has spoken on some Buddhist teachings he is not affiliated with any Buddhist stream. The fact that he may be vilified on another Buddhist for…
  • @Amanaki said: Living in a relationship and not being sexual active is not a problem as long both agree and understand that the spiritual aspect of life is more important. But not everyone will want to live like that. There are countle…
  • @Kerome, I think it also helps to understand that in some quarters, Osho is not only disregarded as an Buddhist teacher worth his salt, but he is also derided and heavily criticised. On another Buddhist forum, he is positively vilified and one mi…
  • No idea... I'm sure @Linc will give ample warning....
  • Yes, TNH is mahayana/Zen. I too follow Theravada but there's nothing wrong about, or written against getting sound teachings wherever you can get them...
  • I prefer TNH... He seems to touch parts of my Consciousness with staggering perception...
  • I'm finding that my Life is like an onion. I'm peeling it away layer by layer, and caring/crying less about what I'm shedding, but gradually progressing towards my Core essential, where the true Power lies. I care less and less about my past, and am…
  • @ERose said: @federica "It has been proven that of the three, Carbohydrates are absolutely redundant and unnecessary." I looked at the thread linked, saw there are TED talk links in it but may have missed the key one. Can you help point me toward…
  • @Shoshin said:.. Wow @lobster ...that cushion is quite trippy (I thought much the same about that eye meme/Gif you posted elsewhere....)
  • "Music has charms to soothe a savage breast". William Congreve, The Mourning Bride 1697.
  • I'm not sure how this is relevant, and indeed, whether it is at all... But I found it, and made a conscious decision (I think...!) that it might be of interest...? https://qz.com/506229/neuroscience-backs-up-the-buddhist-belief-that-the-self-isnt…
  • @Tara1978 said: For sure and I would never rant rave in a restaurant , but in the context of a Buddhist forum the kindness and compassion element really confuses me, I can't work out how they are compatible. One thing I've found to be a huge be…
  • If they can produce meat in a lab, or a substitute that is indistinguishable from the 'real thing' I'd be all for it. Let me just pre-empt what I am about to say with a "I don't think it's happening here"... .... but I think one thing that get…
  • Isn't there a difference between the Survival Instinct and a decision...?
  • There are three elements to nutrition: Carbohydrates, fats and protein. It has been proven that of the three, Carbohydrates are absolutely redundant and unnecessary, although you will always eat complex carbs through some vegetables and nuts... The …
  • I'd just like to know what vegans would do with all the animals that are not going into the food chain, and how exactly you would compensate all the farmers and those involved in the industry. If you'd like a finite solution, you have to consider a…
  • Yes my father used to play Satie a lot. His favourite was Rachmaninov. I can't listen to much of his music without shedding a tear...
  • @Kerome said: When you lovely people sit down to meditate, do you notice any noise in your sense of the body? Like tingling on the tongue or in the feet, little repetitive pulses below the abdomen, or little jerks on some parts of the torso? …