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dhammachick · crazy Aussie BUJU · Veteran

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  • @Kerome said: @dhammachick said: @Kerome said: It’s not part of my usual pattern to watch much news in the evening but I did watch some in the days subsequently, and I found it really interesting that the Palest…
  • @Kerome said: It’s not part of my usual pattern to watch much news in the evening but I did watch some in the days subsequently, and I found it really interesting that the Palestinians seem to have recently started a non-violent resistance movem…
  • If you start with the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path, your understanding will naturally progress, then you can take on the rest.
  • @David said: @federica said: Whoa there... That last comment was wholly unnecessary, @David. Discussions and disagreements are acceptable. A sarcastic barb isn't. It wasn't sarcasm though. W…
  • @federica said: Whoa there... That last comment was wholly unnecessary, @David. Discussions and disagreements are acceptable. A sarcastic barb isn't. But not entirely unexpected anymore @federica
  • @David said: It is interesting but they really seem to be reaching in the sources department, lol. Decreases empathy and grey matter? Leads one to heedlessness? Tell me another one there, Reefer Madness, lmao. If one is tryin…
  • I love him. To me, he exudes happiness, calm, compassion and love. While I'm a follower of some of Tibetan Buddhism, I'm also a follower of Thich Nhat Hahn and his style of Zen. I hold him in high esteem. Much like everyone does/did with Stephen …
  • @genkaku said: Please excuse my laziness: I simply don't want to retype what I wrote in my blog this morning: Not least because they are the oldest kids on the religious block, I have to concede that I have a soft spot in my heart for…
  • I have no words of wisdom to offer I'm afraid I know exactly what you are saying though because I've felt it too. However, I was a coward and ran away. But, to give an Aussie twist on @Shoshin 's comment (and hopefully bring a smile to your fac…
  • It never ceases to amaze me that people, in general, tend to separate Buddhists from ever having extremists/fundamentalists or other unskillful adherents. On one hand, I guess it shows people actually believe Buddhists are genuinely trying to wal…
  • @karasti said: Yeah, to each their own, as with all things. For me, if there is any pleasure in reciting things it is in holding the mala that was made by a friend, that feels just the right size and weight in my hand. I guess I've never found my…
    in iMala? Comment by dhammachick March 8
  • As a keen mala user, I was excited about this. But then I started to wonder if it doesn't defeat the purpose...
    in iMala? Comment by dhammachick March 7
  • @Shoshin said: @techie said: @federica said: Guys.... get a room.... I am with you. Ménage à trois Nope. I don't share.
  • @Socair said: No thank you. I'm with him 👍👍
  • Out of all the platforms I prefer Google+. Unfortunately the majority of sheeple won't leave Farcebook. I'd cancel my account in a heartbeat of my friends and family would use G+, even it were only once a fortnight.
  • I've just killed my Twitter, going off FB and taking a break here too. I'd like to take a break from humanity to be honest, but this will have to do. Ciao peeps.
  • @silver said: @dhammachick, I wondered what that hexagonal wooden piece is - the one in your bedroom? Maybe an incense burner? Yep. @Federica is right. It's my incense burner
  • @DairyLama said: I have the impression of Wicca as a sort of new-age mix and match. The Druids I contacted claimed to be more authentic in their sources, though I thought they had a rather romanticised view, again a bit new-age. Yes…
  • @DairyLama said: @dhammachick said: Sometimes I really miss being Wiccan..... Yeah, I had flirtations with Druidism and naturalistic Paganism. But I don't think modern Paganism is much to do with what the ancients pra…
  • My bedside table> @federica said: What is the white rectangular thing on the right? (like I need to give its position! ) Selenite. I often hold it while meditating.
  • @lobster said: One of my favourite labelings is in wicca - the three stages of being: * Maiden - potential * Mother - being * Crone - wisdom The male or daka equivalent stages are young boy, boy and old boy ... Tee hee!…
  • @federica said: Bit verbose, and effusively replete with similitudes, but I get what he means. A lot verbose and a bit too wanky for my liking. But like @federica I get the point. Personally the K.I.S.S method would work much better in he…
  • @Bunks said: I gave up having political arguments a long time ago. In Australia there is basically no difference (that I can see) between the two major political parties. I tend to lean toward one side and vote in that way but when …
  • Ginger has the opposite affect on me 😐
  • @Shoshin said: It's nice to see all the old witches & wizards coming out of the closet Oi!!!! Less of the old thanks.....
  • @Socair said: Hi all I have always been interested in the medicinal properties of compounds found in plants and herbs. Indeed much of our modern medicine finds its origins in plants. I am starting a thread for people to contribute their ex…
  • @Kerome said: > That much is true... most people who proclaim to be psychics are charlatans. However there’s a few gifted people who maybe can do a little more. I once knew a man called Fritz Meesters who styled himself a ‘magnetise…
  • @Snakeskin said: I looked up synchronicity in this context and found a wiki about Carl Jung’s development of the idea. It’s a much more developed idea, that stands like a counterpoint to casualty, than my vague notion of a “broader intuition.…
  • @Socair said: I clearly stated in the first three lines and the last line of the original post @federica and @dhammachick that I was recording results and doing this experiment for the month of February . It was just an observation, not a…
  • @Carameltail said; Different psychics are often contradictory of each other, suggesting what they do is part subjective perhaps and some what unreliable at least. Maybe they do have insights of some sort but there is also a lot of false dawns.…
  • I thought you were already off those three...
  • @Kerome said: Whether a kick is physical or verbal, it’s still a kick, otherwise it is incorrectly named. Yes. And I still stand by my statement. So you see being strict in word with people (in particularly as a parent) when required uns…
  • @Carameltail said: I think stuff like belief in that is unhealthy. Though I mean I guess the only way is to try out and test these things. It hasn't really been proven by anyone to exist although even if it did I guess it is very hard to at least…
  • IMNSHO, I believe that people who are psychic are just more in tune with their intuition than most. I also believe that coincidences are more often than not, synchronicity with everything when you - consciously or sub-consciously - find that "sweet…
  • And my cousins over the ditch use these.... (I actually have family in NZ too )
  • @Kerome said: @federica said: 'Being good' isn't always demonstrated to others as being good. Sometimes, giving someone a metaphorical kick in the behind, may not seem 'being good' to others, but what you're doing is basically disti…