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  • Maybe supermarkets can be encouraged to provide Buddhabooths? https://buddhabooth.com
  • ... yoga is I believe an early form of well being. At the moment I am contemplating a more active stance on body awareness. This is because I am still attached to a body ... Pre-yoga, chan style ... I blame the Taoist infuence with their Qi-Ong …
    in Ashtanga yoga Comment by lobster June 22
  • Slow, decrease, relax and let go. I was sent today, an angry but hopefully pertinent 'rant' about Grenfell Towers ... Anger articulated and in a sense dispassionate is I hope relevant ... Comfort zones, nice, kind, reasonable people. Ea…
  • Nice Buddha @Shoshin. Good find. You can not have too many Buddhas ... http://www.tsatsastudio.org/practice.htm
  • In case anyone is wondering ...
  • @genkaku said: A living koan: What will a (wo)man do when violence is not enough and what is called peace is not enough? Tee hee. As someone who experiences Peace as a form of self-violence (not my 'natural' inclination) and transcendenc…
  • @federica said: Damn. Now, our days get shorter.... Welcome to the Dark Side ...
  • Rebirth proven yet? Not to my satisfaction ... or even interest ... https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/48dijw/what_in_your_opinion_is_the_best_argument_for/
  • @dhammachick said: We're all hypocrites. Its very easy to post memes and rants and pontificate online. Action IRL and with no keyboard in sight - THAT takes guts Exactly so. As a ranting pontificate and a lapsed Muslim of the Extremis…
  • @eggsavior said: ... Possibly. Hopefully.
  • @DhammaDragon said: Believe me, @Vastmind: for a simple, starter Dharma pack, nothing beats this simple routine. I believe and will be sticking with Nothing Tee Hee. However before turning Puppies into Reflective puddles and the …
    in Up the Dharma Comment by lobster June 19
  • Nobody here but us precious dandelions ... We should not be so precious about our nothingness ... just as we should not be overwhelmed with our unique rippling ability ... In a sense we are a bag of bones. In a sense we contain a possibility …
  • As June is lobster month, Uncle Louie has been released. He was innocent incidentally. http://www.fox5ny.com/fast-five/261927334-story
  • Outstanding reminder @Shoshin We wastrels who have devoted our lives to the lost and found, will remind ourselves again and again. Stay on The Path. Very simple.
  • Teachings are the catalyst for authentic study. Pretend study is not very deep. Bodhi Nasrudin went to back to study after years of being regarded as a strange teacher of some sort. "What have you learned?" he was asked by the curious. "Nothing…
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  • Thanks for warning us it is long. Good tip.
  • Well said @seeker242 It is a sound training methodology, needing competent unfolding not amateur zenniths ... I refuse to engage in answering such a nonsensical posting geared to koan reasoning. Pah! Use the ASK A TEACHER section here: http…
  • OP, I got rid of my TV years ago. We have a TV I choose not to watch, did not get one when I was a kid, untill I was about ten. Very glad to be honest. I too find TV addictive. I am not a very discriminating viewer, I will watch anything on …
  • For most of us the idea of a home or base system/practice is very relevant and important. My base is Buddhism and meditation. Simple really ... you might say, 'this is my buddy/body/bodhi' if you were a little Catholic ...
  • Thanks for video @Shoshin, early days. I have been interacting with bots for years, quickly bored by their simulated attempts at engagement ... The one in the video needs an axe through the skull protection option https://chatbotsmagazine.com/wh…
  • Can we start with Peace and the practices required to be onioned saged, please? Will we require a tree to sit under?
  • I feel @grackle is right. If a genuine connection is made, we start to enter a 'pureland' in this very body, in this very life. It is a wonderous jewel but not for everyone. http://www.thebuddhacenter.org/buddhism/mantras/ Please stay grounded.…
  • Stay grounded. The easiest way is through a physical practice, that could be prostrations, yoga, chi kung, gardening, walking, swimming etc. Activities grounded in spirituality will have health and balancing effects. What you are trying to do is …
  • When I swear in anger because the toaster is too slow ... ... the anger is completely inappropriate and usually involves reference to sex and sexual bits (to put it mildly). I also like to throw Jesus and Cod into the mixture ... eg. What kind…
  • I recently watched a violent action film. It was awful. I watched another, 'A Touch of Sin' which was brilliant. In part because of the story, setting in China, acting, directing etc. I am watching the unfolding 'Grenfell Tower' tragedy on the ne…
  • Is it online? http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/sbe10/sbe1032.htm
  • Exactly so @DhammaDragon. Don't keep hitting your head because you got hit on the head ... Simple and obvious advice. Easily said ... @paulyso haz plan but no spell checker: iron rabbit, I am a believer of instant karma. Doing someth…
  • ^^ I would like to think it was me ... but it was not. My guess is they are easily identified spammers and the message is only up there briefly ... @Linc will tell us if we are good ...
  • Dear Friends, Recognizable cause and effect should not be confused with spurious pattern recgnition (we are hard wired to find patterns). The Buddhist ethical behavour is proactive and irrespective of consequences. I feel @Dakini makes a good …
  • I'll join ... not sure I can study properly ... I notice moulting, rhino practice and other lifestyle practices are available in the early works http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/ Fronsdal finds four main themes in the book: 1…
  • @vinlyn said: I was having a discussion with a Thai Buddhist monk a week ago, and karma came up. I said that it seemed to me that karma did not necessarily occur if someone did something bad. And he said that karma ALWAYS occurs, but that we do…
  • Great quote from Milerepa, Tibets greatest long hiared weirdo, saint and yogi. I think he might have been a Buddhist too ... As far as I am concerned that quote could be from any Truth tradition. An important point he makes: As you know I som…
  • Anyone can call themselves, Buddhist, Christian or Muslim https://www.upworthy.com/a-troll-demanded-a-muslim-man-show-examples-of-christian-terrorists-he-delivered Some think our religions need protecting. Nah!
  • Stay informed rather than deformed ... http://www.simplepolitics.co.uk/about
    in UK elections. Comment by lobster June 14
  • Yesterday unusually, I went for a walk before meditating. It was 4 AM so planned catching a bus but the stops were already being populated and the buses infrequent. Found a more deserted route ... Strangely some trees had dropped branches on paths. …
  • On a more serious note ... Learning the bodhi-language of submission and missionary, active and passive is one of the ways the advanced enlightened yogis convey teaching through physical presence. Bowing is just a pale, formal ritual in compariso…
  • Sorry to hear that @DhammaDragon I get tension just from life, it might be to do with the nature of existence 🤗 Will you being going full-dude? http://dudeism.com/whatisdudeism/
  • @Nehan said: However, I've been told countless times that hair is a sign of vanity ... Hello welcome to Newbuddhist. By vain baldies perhaps? Wearing hair removal as a sign of sanctity or purity is like wearing a fish bone on your …
  • @Shak said: http://consciousharmony.org/ They don't seem to be afraid of using teachings found outside of the Bible. I would be more than happy to go there ... Cod, no-god, know-God ... or don't mention the ineffable ... Many thanks. …
  • 😌 Dear Friends of the Buddha, Outstanding post from @karasti Don't worry about the small handed stuff ... it is all small stuff apart from: * metta * kindness * good will * friendliness * peace Usual stuff ... We iz plan!
    in Trump Comment by lobster June 13
  • Tee Hee. The longest (water only) fast I have done is five days. Clarity of mind and no desire to eat is fun. When you start eating again, food could well taste ... most excellent. Free your mind Morpheus in the Matrix
    in Fasting Comment by lobster June 13
  • @federica said: You have a temple and a Sangha. You're on it right now.... Dear head/Temple dwellers, cyber-nones and monkettes, ... my local holy place is trampled by rhino http://www.buddhasutra.com/files/khaggavisana_sutta.htm…
  • @Hozan said: Keep you posted! Wot? What is fasting and food? In other words what are we consuming? What is nutrition? Let me put it another way. A fast is vast emptiness, not spiritual stuffing ... Yum!
    in Fasting Comment by lobster June 12
  • Think, see, hear, do. Wow. Seems like a plan. 'Do' of course is the hard part. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. No one to see, hear or thunk! What is that Milerepa? You can hear The Ocean ... https://quotefancy.com/milarepa-quotes
  • @seeker242 said: I was sitting out in the woods one day. The wind blew and the trees moved back and fourth. Then a bird chirped! Trust birds not Buddhism Wow! Good plan. @Kerome said: So what realisations made you sit up and sa…