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  • The hierarchical system of Zen has attracted severe criticism in the west, because of the misconception of the role and degree of awakening of Zen teachers. The term rōshi has been applied to implicate a certified state of awakening, implying impecc…
  • @Kerome said: I’d like to live a simpler life. Living up to the ideal of the Sangha ... http://www.choosingvoluntarysimplicity.com I try my best.
  • @federica said: I am sorry - not- sorry to say that I treat flies, mosquitoes and thunder-flies in exactly the same way I treat malevolent and intrusive spammers and flamers. You eat them for breakfast?
  • I like wasps. I am learning to speak fly. They are beginning to respond to my requests to leave an area. Extreme Jain level ahimsa is admirable but drive realistically ... Nonviolence to self is a lifetime practice of which there are ever more…
  • We attach to a bag of bones. If it suddenly crumbled to dust, would we still retain interest? What is the none-nun? In other words, what is the experience/being of emptiness? https://emptinessteachings.com/2012/11/03/consciousness-is-empty-and-s…
  • Strive on! Strive on! https://zen1.space/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=485 https://zen1.space/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=153&p=8261&hilit=fear#p8261
  • @yagr Part of the Buddhist experience that we can verify is how our mind has been hijacked. The insignificant BUT hugely detrimental to our peace of mind, ego has wormed its way into prominence. We are not at a deeper level, or underlying lev…
  • @federica said: Remember that, the next time you believe your Act of Kindness seems insignificant.... Kindness is never trivial. Never small. It is the attunement with Awakened Being. Big stuff. In Buddhism kindness does not start…
  • Thanks @Linc
  • @ScottPen said: Since I started this thread, I certainly would like to learn more about it. I'm not part of an in-person sangha and I didn't really take to the vajrayana service that I attended. So yes, I'd love to learn more from you lovely folk…
  • @Kerome said: ... recognise this? Have you coped with something similar? Sure. I develop my Buddha Field https://buddhaweekly.com/mind-different-brain-science-may-support-duality-separate-mind-brain/ That's the way to do it! Punch
  • Wot no vegans? Tee hee, we must have eaten them all ... https://veganbiologist.com/2016/01/04/humans-are-not-herbivores/
  • Don't have an image source, sorry. Used a search engine. Even Buddhas die (in this very body, in this very life) Even those who find the far shore are only temporary residents http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/14410/tibetan-zombies-or-r…
  • Tonglen can be added to our repertoire of breath awareness ... https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/changepower/201703/12-quick-mini-meditations-calm-your-mind-and-body
    in Tonglen Comment by lobster August 17
  • @sova hatha yoga stretching is a form of meditation. I am combining/incorporating yoga into my meditation. It has been very helpful. Hero pose for example.
  • It is a habit. Not a robe. Not going to offer cigs to Buddha? How about Tonglen or mindful self poisoning? Are you a Bodhisattva? I find it very easy to break habitual ritualistic behaviour. I just stop and deal compassionately with wha…
  • I swear it feels so good to be here, even the most disruptive flamer or troll could do nothing to disturb my serenity. How wonderful. Please don't swear. Serenity is a good place. The Tibetans also breath in the sun to sustain them i…
  • Our technical support @Linc is missing inaction so much he has gone walkabout ... we miss him @LadyEmmaE ... The error is noted and a serious impediment. He wrote the Vanilla Forums software we use.
  • Exactly @person what is deep meditation? Trance states such as samadhi and zombie type mind clearing? Probably you mean less mind clutter type mindfullness attention? Well that comes with practice and a lot of it. When I was practicing a lot an h…
  • Elderly Chinese farmer yoga https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/business/china-yoga-elderly-village.html
  • @Ugyen_Yeshe said: "First, train in the preliminaries." It iz all prelimaries. Yes I iz smartass
  • Bravo @yagr yeah im a smoker too. dont have any advise to give. Que? Nobody needs the company of smokers. Smelly people. Pollution. Ill 😷 Be like @yagr and give up the craziness ...
  • Well said @sova I take refuge in myself The three jewels @sova said: if you want to break a bridge of aggression, you don't need to start chopping away at it at both ends of the cliff, you can start with one and that is enough.
    in Letting Go? Comment by lobster August 16
  • So where are you at ? I sits. Do you often get stuck ? No. Or at times do mood swings take you through all stages ? I sits and my mood swing sits. I must admit I quite enjoy sitting around doing nothing …
  • Aunty @federica is on holiday now. Less moderation? [“must be good, must be good”] Have a great time @federica
  • I feel that strategy will be helpful @Jeffrey to those with a variety of addictive behavours ... from eating to Internet from gaming to exercise. For me it is replace with total abstention. It started innocently, 'best games on the Ipad'. It was a …
  • How do you like to meditate? Daily. I tend to sit on the floor on a pillow/cushion. Why? It is the formal recognition of calm, equanimity, ease or monkey mind, turmoil, wrathful delusions etc. Any advice for a newb? …
  • That was strange @federica - obsessive. I used this forum as my reason. If you delete the game you get newbuddhist bragging rights ... 🤪🙏🏽🕊 Thanks guys 🙏🏽🌈💗 you saved me ... You are heroic ...
  • Thought you might like an update on my killer robot game addiction: This morning after nearly two weeks of developing imaginary skills. I realized my behavour was being hijacked, even after it made me literally sick ... The game was controlling m…
  • Tibetan Temple music is more discordant than [insert bagpipes, heavy metal, experimental punk, jazz etc of your choice] I don't mind it. I was living with a group of volunteers. One played Bob Dylan all the time. Sounded discordant to me. Go mad …
  • Mera nasim-e tu bayad. Sabah koja ke nist? I need your breeze. Where is not the morning breeze? http://chishti.ru/dervish-song.htm In India the dervishes teach by song and dance. Just as the air moves from stillness and silence ... Are they…
  • Mera nasim-e tu bayad. Sabah koja ke nist? I need your breeze. Where is not the morning breeze? http://chishti.ru/dervish-song.htm In India the dervishes teach by song and dance. Just as the air moves from stillness and silence ... Are they…
  • Do not laugh at the afflicted ... wait ... interlude ... and now back to hatred ...
  • Anyone else have a thing that sends shudders down their spine and causes their jaws to frustratedly clench, but that to others, is banal and un-noteworthy...? Donald Trump Warning contains extreme alternative facts I will be in t…
  • Here is a small Buddha I captured amongst the bramble and fern buddhas ...
  • @Shoshin said: Perhaps the thread title should be "Welcoming the cycle of negativity" Perhaps not. Negativity like our demons, our impeded indulgences, bad habits and fish addictions is not welcome and indeed is often where we loop…
  • @person said: I'm a little surprised by your reaction. The article seems to describe exactly your view on things like Tibetan deities or certain rites and rituals as being useful fictions. Have I misinterpreted your views? No I don't thin…
  • Yawn! [tsk, tsk not even bothered to cover my mouth] oops ... off to athiest naughty corner ...to inform God she does not exist. Can you imagine ... No doubt. Eternally if not dharmaful/careful 🤐
  • @kando said: Absolutely agree on free speech @person,, it must never be tampered with, it just scares the hell out of me when it's used as an excuse for racist and sexist hatred and to ferment fear and hysteria. Intention is the force that propel…
  • I am going to cook salmon tomorrow for a guest. They really are too beautiful to eat but I am a lobster and fish is delicious 😋 The guest is not a salmon incidentally ... I am growing some herbs this year, so oregano and fennel might be the fla…
  • I’ve had some disturbed dreams and I noticed I’ve been more emotional than usual over it. So I think attachment is there for me as well. When I was living at a temple I was very attached to it. However my mind and body is the real abode. Do…
  • Exactly so @Shoshin Cleverness is not a dance. Thinkink-thing is standing still listening to ones toons. Only the clever toons own us ... samsara walled flowers ... @FoibleFull said: I think the most important one is that enlightenment is…
  • @kando said: I've never understood why lying down and dying quietly is seen as so advantageous. It is a good death. Less suffering. Die before you die. Sufi Saying. “Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have…
  • @namarupa said: Death meditation will help. Which one? Traditional Theravadin meditation on corpses in various stage of decay may be against the leasing/rent agreement. Also you may have some explaining to do for the neighbours complaini…