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  • My only hope is nanobots . . . ? https://futurism.com/elon-musk-just-confirmed-that-hes-making-tech-to-merge-human-brains-and-computers/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2102463-mind-controlled-nanobots-could-release-drugs-inside-your-brai…
    in Memerado Comment by lobster 7:24AM
  • Tee Hee. I have mentioned many times that one of my greatest teachers was a street light. A trigger means the student is receptive. The source could be a pink unicorn or a semi legendary long dead prince-yogi... T.W. Rhys Davids: "Then the B…
  • @Kerome said: I see inter-being and I see fullness, but not emptiness... Tee Hee. Let's take you as the chariot. Your nose falls off - Still Kerome-Chariot? Your ears fall off - Anybody not listening Kerome-chariot? Two arms and a leg…
  • Yep. Samadhi reached. Your problem is not urgent. If it is, this yogi ain't helping ... Ain't I a stinker Oh hi and welcome.
  • @karasti said: If you read something and you find it to be true, does it matter where it came from as to whether you choose to adopt it as a view or a practice or whatever it might happen to be? For me, I find that I accept wisdom that speaks to …
  • @Mingle said: Is that crazy? No. It is the inherent emptiness of the so called 'self' and its dependent origination or delusionary nature. You are in the process/meditation of seeing the matrix/fabrication/attachment for yourself. …
  • On the Interblog, taking offense is too easy. It seems if there is a way to misunderstand and be outraged or fumified ... we somehow lose all our training and best intentions. Well I do unless very careful/mindful ... We often have to read betwe…
    in Blog Comment by lobster April 28
  • Dragons can barbecue fish. Troll cooked in own juices by @federica. Popcorn all around. Yum.
  • @Refugee said: Then again, this is a person who won't allow his belly button to be uncovered because evil spirits might gain entrance that way, so I'm not sure why I engaged. Thanks for the tip. Tank tops out. Got it! Balance. Middle…
  • Pah! Some people are posting worthy films. OK but sometimes the naughty kids need a chance too ...
  • @person said: Had a friend recommend Monkey King 2 on Netflix. It's a Chinese folklore kung fu fantasy epic. The visual effects are very good and a Buddhist monk and his quest are central to the story so there it has a Buddhisty message. …
  • @Hozan said: Im a big Star Wars fan but I was pleasantly surprised at Rogue One. Really enjoyed it. We enjoyed it too ... I Am One With the Force and the Force Is With Me It is so spiritual ... apart from the death and killing. My fav…
  • @techie said: Do most Buddhists then believe that happiness is not a positive state? Happiness may be dependent on the karmic response we have grown up in or are choosing to prepare for. In other words acceptance or karma polishing, will…
  • @PremaSagar said: I won't give up on it though! ... and there is the solution. Bravo!
  • One worry ... Outstanding If I had only one worry, thought, arising, yet another impediment ... why I would be almost unzombifried ... Watch those thoughts, watch that body ... yep seems to be working ... ... need brains ...
  • @karasti said ... but my daily life IS my practice. I'll have what she's having (from 'When Harry met Sally') Most of us, mentioning no names except my own, need to practice overtly. We need to be inspired, immersed, on retreat etc. (y…
    in Blog Comment by lobster April 26
  • @Tosh said: But nowadays, my concept of being happy is synonymous with feeling peaceful. In dharma, Peace = Equanimity In Judaism = Shalom Hinduism = Namaste Islam = As-salamu alaykum Christianity and Lobster Lore = Have a Fish …
  • @WonderingWanderer said: Hello everyone, I'd like to learn more about Buddhism and how to incorporate it's teachings into my life. Here is a training manual http://www.mondozen.org/_literature_142288/Mondo_Training_Manual_2016
  • Accidentally started watching 'The Buddha' http://documentary-movie.com/the-buddha/ Bit too worthy. Gonna have to watch something more entertaining. Lobster = rubbish Buddhist!
  • @karasti many people crave stimulation, even bad stuff makes them feel alive ... and not dead. Treeleaf are organising this session, where no doubt Trump questions might be pertinent ... http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?15261-ATTENT…
    in Trump Comment by lobster April 25
  • If our search for liberation is motivated from despair, disquiet and agitation. Overcoming negativity will be our primary motivation. If we are motivated by bliss, euphoria, happiness and spiritual intoxication, then is that our likely desire impedi…
  • Thanks everyone for sharing. The mantras were written about 10 years go. Some of course are a lot older. As others mention, blogs, diaries and journals are a way of unfolding and getting to know ourself. A form of therapy or reflection of o…
    in Blog Comment by lobster April 24
  • St George killed endangered species? What sort of Norbert Saint is that?
  • @techie said: Less judging, more understanding. What we need is humility, not the arrogance of a self-righteous mind. This too is Buddhism. I'll join Who is the judge in Dharma? Me. Which can be a little humbling. Ho…
  • Hello Insighttimer.com is very positive, inspiring and free with guided meditations https://insighttimer.com/spikegillespie/guided-meditations/sit-stay-heal-how-meditation-changed-my-mind-grew-my-heart-and-saved-my-ass-preface Here is somet…
  • Beautiful @Fosdick. Looks like a juvenile? Thanks for sharing.
  • Many thaks everyone, As part of my 'right listening' Right Speech, I am looking for news sources offering me a different bubble. I removed the BBC News app - yep it had no ads but was very partial to pseudo independence. Lately tried the Apple Ne…
  • @WonderingWanderer said: I am also interested in how Buddhist teachings apply to current issues. Hello. Welcome. Do you have access to the Interweb? Any 'current issues' in particular? https://engageddharma.com/2016/05/16/buddhism-and-a…
  • @federica said: "Lo' We are in the Buddha's hands; The freer we become, the more fettered fast we are...." Indeed. However .... [great 'esoteric' secret about to be revealed - look away now if not on an esoteric path) ... However …
  • The science bit http://www.sciencealert.com/what-science-says-about-getting-the-most-out-of-your-tea
  • @techie said: But is chattering really a bad thing? Yes
  • @ollaimh said: anyway i personally am tied of being told you can't ask questions by buddhists. of course i used to be a trial lawyer--so i was used to asking detailed and difficult questions. I have an easy question for you. Will you…
  • Maintain the state of undistractedness, and distractions will fly away. Dwell alone, and you shall find the Friend. Take the lowest place, and you shall reach the highest. Hasten slowly, and you shall soon arrive. Renounce all worldly goals, and you…
  • @TheEccentric said: I'm 18 today. Finally legally old enough to violate the 5th precept Happy Birthday.
  • Tee hee! Words are what we use here but ... Giggerish (a form of intentional gibberish) gets beyond the conscious mind, as do stories, pictures, poetry ... Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult stil…
  • @Dakini you iz wer-bunny? Ay caramba. The undead and now this ... Thank Jesus it is over ...
  • Agreed @Kerome well said. Bodhisattvas have hope. Buddhas are hopeless? In a sense once persuaded by his inner beings that transmission of Dharma was possible, the Buddha moved from Nihilism (job done - die and dissolve) to the higher stage of…
  • Well said @karasti. It is not what we say but how it is heard. In a sense we are mirrors or shards of the whole reflection. It is why the surprising/beginner or wrong speech can give us understanding of a more skilful way. Everyone has a part to …
  • I don't like pain of any description And yet you do quite extreme running . . . One of the most extraordinary behavour patterns is how we cling to our pain/dukkha, our Buddhas, our sardine tin collection our egoic affiliations etc. …
    in Pain, ego Comment by lobster April 21
  • @Fosdick said: Freedom is a relative concept, a conditioned state. Freedom from what? Freedom to do what? Good questions. I could try answering them but would prefer to hear others answers ... Freedom from the law of cause and ef…
  • Abandon Hope? Aye caramba - Buddhists and Lobsters first ... I like the term nontheism and would make it more active in dharma and other mousetraps as untheism. All gnostic/knowing interpretations of religion, including Buddhism talk abou…
  • @Kerome said: ... the farther shore ... Further shore? Ay caramba . . . Nasreddin sat on a river bank when someone shouted to him from the opposite side: 'Hey! how do I get across?' 'You are across!' Nasreddin shouted back. https:…
  • “Laws as such do not make people better,” said Mulla Nasrudin to the King; “they must practice certain things, in order to become attuned to inner truth. This form of truth resembles apparent truth only slightly.” The King decided that he could, an…
  • @Kerome said: That is truly imbibing the Buddha. The Body of Buddha/Christ/Cod Amen (A Catholic joke) In a sense ... we are starving, we need a crutch, a begging bowl, a homeless way. One day we look in the Buddha's bowl. Just scrap…
  • “A path is made by walking on it.” ― Zhuangzi ... assuming we are heading anywhere beyond death of course ... Like many here. No need for gods, Gods or even self (though that is a presence of sorts). However our cousins may do ... and may use…
  • @Refugee said: That hole, that yearning, is still there. Lately, though, I've wondered whether it's a yearning for God -- whatever that is -- or whether it's a yearning for an identifiable self. Tee Hee! I am continually told 'Cod is w…
  • @DhammaDragon said: But I have found more strength in my own resilience than in the comfort of fairy tales. Tee Hee! More strength in yang than yin ha? If you long to be purified, you will be. If you want to be burnt to ashes, you wil…