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  • Being kind, according to our capacity and understanding is sufficient reminder. Silence can be intervention. Sometimes silence is deafening. Do your best and be kind to your failings. Leads to compassion, understanding and wisdom. It is kinda …
  • The highest purity is beyond pure and impure, samsara and nirvana differences ... Don't bow to a Buddha, be one. Too hard? Ah well back to Noble Truth Uno again ... Sadly I do not have the book, after all study efforts are to be studied ... an…
  • Glad to have found you all. Where was I ... ... Ah yes the unknown ... The viking image I posted is missing half a head ... ... more info of this ancient dharma link ... http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/12/the-helgo-treasure-a-viking-…
  • @satcittananda said: Just thought for those who like to think.... Trying to give it up My unformal teacher was a Prat yeka Buddha Easy to find. Just turned up. I will describe some of their qualities, some led to 'invisibilit…
  • Eventually we don't need placards ... meanwhile more slogans ... * **not protesting ** (Am Buddhist) * Cause starts here. Effects are endless. * If you are looking for a sign. This is it.
  • I don't recall what we talked about, but, it was a very friendly discussion and I woke up feeling really good, calm, at peace, and happy. For Halloween, coming up in many Buddha lands, I recommend the film 'a dark song'. For those contemplat…
  • Rather a spectacular crash ensued. Ow! OK that is enough empathy for today ... Sometimes we are forced into contemplative stillness, samsara is like that [bit of smug dharma]. I suppose I will have to turn blue and radiate? Ca…
  • ... I woke up feeling really good, calm, at peace, and happy Then you have met the Buddha ... [don't kill him just yet ...] How wonderful.
  • Very well said @karasti - good points. Our addictive/impeded selves are different. Giving up alcohol would be easy for me because I rarely drink. Looking at other types of the compulsive behavour patterns [yep many recognized] There is a hug…
  • "But those who've abandoned all judgments Create no conflict in the world." Indeed. This why the Sangha is one of the jewels, trying to abide by this ultimate letting go ... However ... in my judgement conflict can be illustrative an…
  • @Randy said: ... Just don't hate. Indeed. As someone who keeps pet Buddhas in a cupboards, I know the power of the wrathful manifestations of the benign. It is heavy and dangerous skilful stuff, only of use to those requiring quick resol…
  • @dhammachick said: I have a different version I would love to post here but Mama Fede would kick my arse Everyday I slap myself, turn the other cheek and remind myself, 'that wasn't so hard was it' ... Fortunately life/dukkha/karma oft…
  • “Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well I have others.” Groucho Marx Without the sun, the lily is closed. We have to open. I am grateful to my harder certainties (dukkha holdings) as they are not in accordance with the fre…
  • @IronRabbit said: Can't help it....my facile rage has temporarily taken me over....... Understood. I bet you could hug a demon. However what about the real demons? Hard eh? https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/shoshin-and-the-fear-…
  • @Dhammika said: Any kindred experiences of working with one's fallibility are welcome. Perhaps you have heard the story of Sith master and bad boy yogi Milarepa ... http://www.cosmicharmony.com/Av/Milarepa/Milarepa.htm
  • Good point @nakazcid Evolution has made us fearful, greedy, mindless, mad, angry, on the way to death etc (damn dukkha) ... and yet ... Doctors are fighting our fragility and spiritual practice is overcoming our non Buddha Nature. Despite dino…
  • @Mingle said: Your take... No thanks. No take. 🙏🏽 Yep I am being compassionate to myself. Selfish even. Pitiable? Nope. Wikid? Oh yeah!
    in Self Pity Comment by lobster October 15
  • @federica is right the squirrel was an Albino. Quite rare, apparently more common is a genetic mutation that allows white squirrel families. Anyways I bought a new bridge camera to photograph devas, rainbow bodies, mutant wildlife etc. Went to my…
  • Bravo I am made of weaker stuff ... On behalf of no one, not Buddhas, Trump or the suffering I wish everyone well, may they be blessed I intend to steal their negativity for my pet demons I intend to be silent even when singing out of t…
  • I may have gone for the classic "nod and smile" approach. I find myself using that a lot when I don't know what to say, particularly when someone makes a really outrageous claim that I know isn't rooted in reality. It is a straightforward ap…
  • Na Mo Quan Yin Bodhisattva Deep in my bones the Goddess is alive, Deep in my cells and blood the Life Force is strong, Deep in my heart and spirit, I believe I will heal. I feel Kuan Yin at my core, Filling me with Faith and Health. Abunda…
  • Would you say your practice gets easier with age? LOL An aged practice is ever young. It is you again who are old news ... Too wikid? We are stardust, we are g old en ...
    in Turning 30 Comment by lobster October 14
  • There I was searching for garudas, nagas and the Surrey Puma ... when who should I come across ... a white squirrel ... Beautiful ...
  • @Linc said: For the record tho, I think "Doing X mindfully" is perhaps meditative, but it is not meditation. This applies doubly to something that prevents me from subsequently meditating. Exactly. We or maybe just me, are on a path to…
  • @Mingle said: I am now pretty dubious to believe any one who makes similar claims. To claim you are enlightened is to claim you are done so to speak and you are never done. What do you think? When Tinkerbell the inhuman Beyondling Buddha …
  • ... for those having a bad day ... remember ahimsa is better no fascists were harmed during this free speech ... and now back to the enlightenment ... We start our lives trying to be teachers; it is very hard to learn to be a pupil.…
  • @Shoshin said: "Awareness is fundamentally non-conceptual until thinking splits experience into subject and object. It is empty and so can contain everything, including 'thought'. It is boundless. And amazingly it is intrinsically KNOWING!" …
    in Sankhara Comment by lobster October 11
  • @dhammachick said: I think if we all concentrated on bettering ourselves and not finding flaws in others we'd be much better off as a whole. It's my goal moving forward anyway. _ /\ _ Sound plan. It is also very simple in essen…
  • Being enlightened is one thing. Being unenlightened is far more effective. In essence the Buddha became a Boddhisattva after awakening. You are right @Mingle ego free people I have never met or come across. There is too much memory, body, drives,…
  • @SpinyNorman said: I don't feel like a Buddha... Do they come in neopolitan flavour? @Nadlatst said: you have expectations of what a Buddha is then. It's all about letting go of views, concepts, opinions, belief…
  • Somehow I thought this was relevant ... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLk_QBDUEAAvulu?format=jpg&name=large
  • @FoibleFull it is too much for me ... think I will adopt one of the fantasy religions 😜 Nope 👎 can not do it. The Truth is so much more ... honest ... Recently posted about the 6 r’s worth reposting link https://www.dhammasukha.org/the-6rs.h…
  • @techie said: There is no Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber. LOL There is an escape button ... Those carried into, away or beyond the presented reality are so happy to find on and off buttons are not part of 'quantum binary' with its…
  • @mindatrisk said: The I Ching is most definitely not fortune telling! It provides us with an insight into the present moment and guides 'how we should think' to be in alignment with the creative force. Much like the dharma, it is a corrective too…
  • Somebody sent me this. It is long. That instrument really is a bow, with bells on. It is a song to Amman who is the powerful and fearful Hindu goddess of plague (lobster faints). The role of the man with the paddle and drum attached to the bow - ye…
  • @seeker242 said: That's Mucalinda the naga king protecting the Buddha. Hope that answers the original question? I like the idea of extreme speed walking meditation (parkour Buddha style) as a possible practice. Meanwhile we have to fo…
  • Here is everyday mindfulness The six r’s ... * Recognize * Release * Relax * Re-Smile * Return * Repeat https://www.dhammasukha.org/the-6rs.html
    in Sankhara Comment by lobster October 8
  • I have used fortune telling including the I ching but find it has little to do with Tao or wu wei. Wu wei I have lot of time for. Enjoyed your experiences. I totally agree and confirm your experiences of some underlying 'creative force'/Tao/Ain/Flow…
  • Just bought a cheap action cam. My idea of action is listening to autumn leaves crunch, whilst walking through woodland. Unfortunately whilst filming, I came across someones misplaced mobile phone and now have the dubious honour of returning …
  • I have special Zenith drones for this sort of situation ... However you are asking about the right direction ... Symbols are the personification of Buddha qualities. So for example being atop a cobra, means one has mastered the delusions of …
  • @NB1100 said: Hello all, Just a short question. It's said that if someone teaches wrong view to other people that person will be reborn in avici hell. The question is, what does "teaches wrong view" mean? A question, obsession, giv…
  • Great video @Shoshin MBSR is a way to reprogram ... https://palousemindfulness.com
    in Sankhara Comment by lobster October 7
  • @Kerome said: I would welcome your thoughts... Perhaps you would like to buy them? Come to think of it, I could not give them away. At least you have not become a conscript ... https://www.budsas.org/ebud/whatbudbeliev/290.htm …