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  • Well said @Kerome I like the 5th recollection but focussing on the rest which are true enough, is like watching the news. Yuk! What is conducive to good living? Lobster recollections ... * * I will grow old disgracefully * * I wi…
  • ... yesterday I realised I was coming out of a deep samadhi, in a group seated meditation. Then I realised I was not sitting but lying down. Then I woke up.
  • I think that I am just a hypocrite Me too. What is the remedy? Please suggest.
  • @karasti We haz plan! I am too unstable to have a plan. The beauty of this method is its adaptability. The most useless part for me is the diary part. Looking forward to my second day of bullet journalling ... I may go straight into the cent…
    in Journal Comment by lobster December 13
  • Stickers are a good idea @Carlita I have already used a repeat shopping list. We tend to get the same things. I have a Dec Todo list, Events for Dec, Ideas and a few others ... Lo-Tech Nerd ... already seems to be working out ❤️🙏🏽💗
    in Journal Comment by lobster December 12
  • Was in the £1 shop buying a notebook to turn into a bullet journal ... who should go in before me - St Nick. He had the beard, a bottle of morning champagne (bit early Santa) and was in plain clothes with £5 note and a healthy alcohol fueled swagge…
  • Anyone for tennis? http://highexistence.com/7-zen-stories-that-give-you-a-glimpse-of-enlightenment/
  • Its enough for me. Well that is you done then ... However flaw polishers and floor polishers can still be of service to The Truth, she may be nearer than you suspect as @Shoshin illustrates ... Now you finally know. Cultivate! …
  • @misecmisc1 said: In my meditation, there is no calmness No calmness, no meditation. Agitation, dukkha, ignorance. That is what we notice/experience. However ... as so many have mentioned in a variety of ways we can: * cente…
  • @lobster said: I regularly go on solo retreats. Will be starting one this weekend ... Buddhas Bottom! (Right speech/swearing) My retreat hut ... OK house ... was occupied by someone in greater need ... ah well ... back to cushion retreat…
  • The perfect Floor http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/21994/the-perfect-flaw Found a notable older thread? Click on its date. The address will appear in your browsers URL window.
  • Woodland eggs that @Shoshin mentions available in UK and US too. The eggs are marked and can be traced to farm origin. Diverse woodland tree planting encouraged for chickens to forage in and avoid foxes. At night they have indoor sheds and extra foo…
  • Weirdo Today @Bunks makes me feel almost normal. Many thanks
  • An object of right concentration can be anything. Sending metta/healing to the body. Yep. Good plan ❤️
  • Indeed @DhammaDragon Words from a millenia olde sage (ye Buddha) worth more than following twits.
  • @Lionduck said: Yes. Tee hee. Curiously enough, exactly so. The end of the beginning is much the same. 🙃🙂👍🏾
  • Sounds like a great idea for an app @federica. twittered out, broken news, untrending, timeface etc
  • Intermission Donut sing of silence before the thronged Be-raw my Lions know god of dog no zen shits here no Buddha’s stool no laminated lamas yoga yogurts no pious poop of pope no is slam of lala to last at leased religion is eve…
  • @Bunk I oppose everyones opinions, especially my own In other words ... not having opinions but veering to gnosis/awakening/right view is the ideal ... How? Just so you know, I feel Potas trauma-trump is a complete and utter ignoramus. H…
  • Here is the 'ox herding' classic teaching ... visual format ...
  • @Straight_Man said: To me, calmness is part neutralness from getting upset by passing thoughts or the existence of passing thoughts. Tee Hee. Well said Very simple. Very direct. Very Middle Way. I like the word neutralness, it is in…
  • Very apt explanation @FoibleFull Many thanks. It is the transmission of behavour, the observance of being, the unfoldment of qualities. Not words, not book learning. I sometimes use the word 'resonance' - attuning to the Way ...
  • @federica said: What's 'Twitter'....? What indeed. As laid back lays we can indulge or ignore. If it is trending, I know it will be unimportant in a few days and irrelevant in a month ... I am a cyber-Buddhist. Working on a portable r…
  • altar construction, vajrayana style ... http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/17084/what-are-the-minimum-items-for-a-vajrayana-altar
  • There is always the birdie song ...
  • ... and here is the pre-trump nightmare ... http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/20649/american-nightmare RIP USA
  • OM MANI PEME HUM (ay caramba) Perfect. How wonderful (Eh Ma Ho) Maybe there will be homework ... http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/
  • @federica said: Don't forget, stupid people think you're stupid too. Good news. To be encouraged. Then ... My god I just have to moan about this You really don't ... Fortunately ... I am not compassionate for every last drop o…
  • Indeed. Here is a story about enlightenment ... http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/15211/enlightened-story
  • tee hee I think aikido and zen must be related to quantum mechanics ... “If you think you understand quantum mechanics then you don't understand quantum mechanics” Richard Feynman https://zengut.com/tag/quantum-mechanics/
  • @misecmisc1 said: May all sentient beings be peaceful, happy, safe, protected, healthy, strong, have ease of well-being and accept all the conditions of the world. That will keep me busy.
  • @misecmisc1 said: What is the difference between a calm mind and a mind with no thought in it? Not so different ... @Jeffrey said: A teacher might help? Yep.
  • Here is one https://goodlifezen.com/listen-to-your-heart/ or two http://www.zenwomen.com and here is not
  • Jundo at Treeleaf is a householder http://www.treeleaf.org/teachers/ You might also find other companions, pebbles, books to burn, crying questions/answers etc
  • Good reminder from @pegembara Twenty monks partcipate in self murder/assassination/ultimate nihilism because of the Buddha not paying attention. Tsk, tsk, so not perfect/flawed teacher that awake Buddha ... (who noticed) ... Rejecting the body…
  • Dukkha is: Disturbance, irritation, dejection, worry, despair, fear, dread, anguish, anxiety; vulnerability, injury, inability, inferiority; sickness, aging, decay of body and faculties, senility; pain/pleasure; excitement/boredom; deprivation/exce…
  • Many thanks @DhammaDragon Deserves its own thread ... which I will create Ah no need ... it can go here: http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/comment/523068/#Comment_523068
  • As we all know, most of us sleep with a skeleton. Our own. Death is natural and necessary, but not just. It is a random force of nature; survival is equally accidental. Each loss is an occasion to remember that survival is a gift. Harriet McBryd…
  • @Namada said: Buddhism is just like an educational system so why not paint our way to understanding? Here is one I did earlier, 'walking meditation'. Next, 'painting meditation' ... could be plan ...
  • @adamcrossley said: Help me, wise people that's me out ... hooray! I knew being a fool was the right choice ...
    in Free Willy Comment by lobster December 3