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Kerome · Love, love is mystery · Veteran

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  • I didn’t meditate this morning, I had things to do, but I may take time out to meditate this afternoon.
  • @federica said: The Dhamma teaches to do no harm. How on earth one can 'fight' without doing harm is beyond me. What are you going to fight someone with - a feather duster? Well you could have an army equipped with tasers, rubber bullets,…
  • @Dimmesdale said: It seems to me that conflict is an inevitable consequence of the nature of the reality we are "thrown into", in a sense. I disagree with the adage that hate cannot be driven out by hate. It can. Well, unless the hate is an unrea…
  • Trump may be worse than Boris Johnson.
  • I meditated lying down... wicked of me I know, but I felt the need and I wasn’t ready to make it to my meditation cushion. It was a short but pleasant meditation though.
  • I’ve come across this as well with the volunteer work that I do, and it worries me. There seem to be a number of conspiracy theorists out there who invent these stories, and convince people through a mixture of pseudo evidence and psychological tric…
  • It’s exactly the kind of thing that people will do, though. Given how popular computer games are in countries like China, I think it is only a matter of time. But yes, the buddha’s take on games was not incorrect. Ultimately one is better off spe…
  • Well, virtual environments give you the chance to experience what real life doesn’t give you. So if you wanted to wander the various planes of the Buddhist cosmology as a god, then you could build that, and give people the chance to experience your …
  • @lobster said: SecondLife has organised sits and teachings https://secondlife.com/destination/1066 That’s hilarious, sitting in meditation in a virtual environment... I think it would be much more interesting if they tried to create th…
  • For me, discernment is about looking deeply. Not taking the surface appearance as fact, but in reality going beyond that to the true state of things. Wisdom is more the quality of seeing whether something is right or beneficial, knowing how to be…
  • @Gui said: What if they gave a war and nobody came. Unfortunately I think that as long as humans are in the predatory phase of human development, violent conflict will continue. Each of us, however, can have a determining effect on social evoluti…
  • Did you know he used to carry a red clown’s nose with him to suddenly put on halfway through rituals? A conversation about humor in Buddhism... https://www.lionsroar.com/make-me-one-with-everything/
  • A little memory of Bernie from the Zen Peacemakers website, the organisation he founded... https://zenpeacemakers.org/2018/09/shtuyot/
  • @Carameltail said: If you are thinking about self employment, perhaps you could sell and trade goods online? Just an idea. Selling and trading goods online is not so easy mind you, I have a cousin who tried this and her crafting skills ar…
  • I think when you have found nirvana it is easier not to associate yourself so closely with the mind, and the mind is more quiet, except when you choose to call on it to perform. It certainly seems to be possible to still think negative thoughts, or …
  • I think living in India is an ‘experience’ for everyone even these days... I remember visiting Bombay and Pune a number of times, starting with in my youth when I was 7... I still have a clear vision of when I was presented with the ‘toilet’ of the …
  • There was also a piece on the Plum Village website about this... https://plumvillage.org/news/thich-nhat-hanh-returns-to-vietnam/
  • Hi Diana. Yes, the levels of corruption in many parts of the world are shocking. Many of the people I know of who feel a deeper spiritual connection end up as some kind of freelance therapists or bodyworkers, taking courses to improve their skills r…
  • I’m in the Netherlands, so yes, we have people in the Amerika’s, Australia and Europe, which probably nixes the idea of a Skype meditation session. Troppo male, as they would say in Italy.
  • My music for this evening... to calm me down after an ill-advised foray into action movies
  • I’ve found mantra chanting to be good for anxious feelings, it gives your meditation that much more focus and you don’t have to rely so heavily on your inner concentration.
  • One of Michael Jackson’s more underrated songs...
  • Nataraj dancing meditation music
  • Mwahahaha, I will sacrifice... a runner bean!
  • The transformation of Samhain to Halloween?
  • From moment to moment, its a changing existence. Not same, not different.
    in You Comment by Kerome October 31
  • Well human birth is a wonderful phenomenon, and many women get swept away on hormonal tides at just the memory It’s going to be precious to somebody...
  • I usually talk about the mixture of learning the lore and the practice of meditation, not clinging and letting go, the path to enlightenment, and so on. Short perspectives on the approaches to Buddhism which I have found the most valuable.
  • If you have trouble sticking to one thing, perhaps trying to establish a regular practice of a daily 10 minutes will be the thing for you. Sometimes it works like that, regularity is important.
  • I think a birthday is always a good time to reflect on the passing of the year, to see where we were and where we have gone, the choices we have made. It’s also a good time to celebrate with friends and family, the dharma often doesn’t focus enough …
  • I think @federica is right here. Doing your best is part of having pure intention.
  • @misecmisc1 said: But what I feel is poems like above ^^ or instructions like above ^^ do not lead anywhere - saying things like there is nothing to do - so then should effort be put at spiritual practice like meditation or not? If we put effort …
  • @person said: I don't have time right now to read the whole article. But just from the first bit I was able to get through, I notice many similarities with Tibetan practice. They talk often about conquering and overcoming harmful impressions in t…
  • @federica said: The real fight is the ability to continue resisting and to suppress the behavioural trait. A friend of mine recently completed a residential course at a rehab facility, and according to him current thinking is that vulnera…
  • @misecmisc1 said: Want the final goal of spiritual path. Different people look for different things. Some want ultimate truth, others want bliss. If you just want good karma, then why not look for a job where you will be caring for others?
  • Came across this today and thought how serendipitous... https://www.lionsroar.com/dharma-dictionary-satipatthana/
  • I know my father took about 4 years to come to terms with the death of my stepmother, and he had a serious brush with alcoholism along the way.
  • Usually I just stick with vipassana, but sometimes there is a little wandering.
  • @person said: I've watched all of the 33rd Mind and Life conference between HHDL and scientists In the past I’ve watched some of them, I found it rather slow going. I prefer the 15 minute slices that TED gives you. Growing up playin…
  • Well, sometimes during meditation I have ‘tactile experiences’, as if I can feel an energy body in and around my physical body. I tend not to take it too seriously, just try to resist the impulse to play with it, sit back and let it pass. But I have…
  • I remember reading it’s very bad for the knees...
  • For me, the importance of this Sutta is about not clinging to being seen as just. The Buddha counsels patience and a repetition of the truth, not a sudden remonstration or a loud gathering. It’s not about a hot response to a tarnished reputation.
  • My alcohol consumption has been up and down a lot over the last year, at the moment I drink a single beer every two days or so, so very light. But I admire anyone who is going to give up entirely, it takes some dedication and discipline...
  • @lobster said: @Kerome said: it is an example of what one can encounter in meditation You meditate? When did this start? I thought you just mused ... [too wikid?] I can’t help it @lobster, stuff just come…
  • My father has taken with a passion to watching Danish and Swedish thrillers on tv in his retirement... perhaps he craves some form of stimulation, I’m not sure. But on the plus side he has also bought a book on the Bardo on his Kindle. @genkak…