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  • @seeker242 said: In the day to day practice, I don't really see much difference between any of the traditions. Everyone keeps the precepts, everyone does meditation, everyone cultivates compassion and kindness, etc. Same difference. Yes…
  • Certain traditions will speak more to each of us than others. My experience with different traditions is that there are aspects which I find appealing and aspects that I don't. At this point I kind of think there probably isn't a perfect fit for me …
  • @Jason said: Point three. You say that, "I don't make that choice solely for my own benefit. I live a simple life and find meaning in my Buddhist practice, so I would prefer a life where my needs are met and I can focus on my dual passions of Bud…
  • Try making a commitment and a habit of at least sitting down and maybe doing a minute or two of meditation everyday either just after you get up or just before you go to bed. Often the hardest part is just getting yourself onto the cushion to begin …
    in I'm back! Comment by person October 15
  • @Kerome said: And while I agree one shouldn’t eliminate responsibility from thinking, it doesn’t belong in the energetic experience of the body. Can you articulate that any further? I'm not really sure what that means.
  • What was occurring to me this morning was that you've made arguments that effectively argue that up is down, and that others effectively argue that down is up. So I'm left wondering if there is no such thing as truth and reality is whatever we say i…
  • Buddhism isn't for Buddhas, its for human beings. Welcome.
  • I was thinking about it, even before I officially became a Capitalist who owns my means of production the jobs I had were almost all of an independent nature. Paper routes, baby sitting and a job working weekend breakfasts at a fast food restaurant …
  • I remember being in Bodhgaya seeing people doing the Tibetan 100,000 prostrations retreat. I think I remember that it takes people about a month of day long prostration practice. I also remember a story of a monk who did the walking prostration all …
  • @lobster said: The question is how to get found in lost. This question is hitting me pretty hard. It will probably be my koan for a while. The thought that initially comes to me is something Trungpa said, I can't remember it exactly but i…
  • There are many ways that we can have responsibility, not just in economic terms. So I would caution against taking freeing yourself from a sense of responsibility too far. Responsibility gives meaning and energy to life. https://www.liveyourtrue…
  • @Jason I'm unconvinced that living labor is a primary factor in wealth creation, you brushed past all my points, they are real and largely agreed upon realities. In the example about light the same amount of labor that produced one hour of light w…
  • @Jeffrey said: @person said: The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose, do not like, do not dislike, all will then be clear, make a hair's breadth difference and heaven and earth are set apa…
  • @Jason said: @person, I just listened to the new Under the Skin podcast with Yuval Noah Harari. He hits the nail on the head when he talks about the need to protect people not jobs, that if we can cheaply and easily feed and clothe people with ne…
  • The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose, do not like, do not dislike, all will then be clear, make a hair's breadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart if you want the truth to stand clear before you never be …
  • There are dangers in the unknown to be wary of, but there are also new insights and companions to be found in the unknown and maybe most importantly, growth. I'm kind of feeling like I need to get a little lost.
  • @Dakini said: @person said: @Dakini said: @person, That female biologist's point jibes with the traditions in parts of the world where resources are scarce and life is challenging. For example, the Siberian arcti…
  • @Dakini said: @person said: @Dakini said: @person, That female biologist's point jibes with the traditions in parts of the world where resources are scarce and life is challenging. For example, the Siberian arcti…
  • Okay, I took that last paragraph as an afterword to the bulk of what you wrote. Regarding the main point of your post, you might be interested in the most recent Mind and Life xxxiii discourse with HHDL. They focus on Social and Emotional Learnin…
  • @Jason said: Although I know there are many who'd strongly disagree with me on this, I'm inclined to side with Armstrong's assessment. While I think it's important to try and liberate society from its suffering and alienation by changing the mate…
  • Nice interview. I have her book on the axial age on my reading list, but there are others I want to get to first. I've been impressed and liked her in other interviews I've heard with her. I guess I resonate more with Martin Seligman's view of th…
  • @Dakini said: @person, That female biologist's point jibes with the traditions in parts of the world where resources are scarce and life is challenging. For example, the Siberian arctic, where a type of polyandry was practiced until the Soviet re…
  • I came across someone talking about a natural conclusion of the sort of intuitionist model of human viewpoints in this thread. Our rational reasoning mind is more like the rider on the elephant of our intuitive sense, we are bad at seeing our own bi…
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  • Don't feel intimidated or afraid of sharing your thoughts and feelings we like to be helpful, it generally makes most of us happy, even excited to offer advice and comfort to people.
  • @Jason said: People benefit greatly from things like recreation and entertainment, etc. But we can provide those things without having to worry about producing profit, putting more effort into providing these things more equitably, with less labo…
  • @Jason said: What we have is currently top down and 'controlled' by a small minority of people who dictate what's produced, how it's produced, working conditions, how wealth gets distributed, etc. Bottom up is the majority of workers having a say…
  • @Jason said: Who said anything about top down? When have I ever suggested something like that rather creating a system where all working people have democratic control over what they make, how they make it, etc.? 🤷‍♀️ We need to collective…
  • @Kerome said: Over the last few years I’ve been close to some people who have retired — my father and an uncle, and in a way my stepfather too — and I’ve noticed that there are very different life rhythms for the elderly and those who still work …
  • @Jason said: @person said: @Kerome said: I’ve wondered about the PERMA model. It seems quite “driven” by the needs of society, using words such as ‘strengths to meet challenges’, ‘find your purpose’, ‘accomplish …
  • I guess we were raised in fairly different environments. I grew up in a working class family and was brought up with a strong work ethic, I was expected to do chores around the house and have always had a job starting at maybe 13 or 14 doing a paper…
  • @Kerome said: @person said: I think its important for each of us to contribute to society in a meaningful way for the betterment of the world as a whole. I think that’s a statement that is really difficult to quantify.…
  • @Kerome said: I’ve wondered about the PERMA model. It seems quite “driven” by the needs of society, using words such as ‘strengths to meet challenges’, ‘find your purpose’, ‘accomplish goals’ and ‘strive for greatness’. Those are the kind of atti…
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  • In the Mind and Life conferences Mattieu Ricard gives a presentation and makes a point of distinguishing two modes of compassion, affective and cognitive. To my mind this was along the lines of some of what I was trying to get at. Normally we only t…
  • @lobster said: @person If we take ‘movement’ and ‘stillness’ as our yin-yang extremes, what happens? Perhaps a couple of examples from my practice: Extreme but natural stillness, non fidget meditation was part of my stilling. It allows…
    in Maximum Tao Comment by person October 6
  • @Kerome said: I’ve up until recently had a slightly different mindset in that I would buy ‘nice but durable’ things and then use them until they break. So I buy a mid-range iPhone but I then use it for five or seven years, and so end up not payin…
  • Yes, the fractured and abundant media landscape generally just allows people to find their niche and hunker down. The social media algorithms make it even worse, they want to keep you on their platform so they only give you more of what you want hop…
  • Playing around with the analogy I suppose I do treat my inner world as a sort of benevolent dictatorship. Dharma is my divinely appointed sovereign, my emotions don't have democratic rights. Anger, craving and ignorance don't get a vote, they can pe…
  • Interesting idea separating the inner and outer worlds like that. I don't really have an opinion, just that your post has given me a perspective I find compelling to consider.