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  • @Dakini said: Was he an anti-magician? Is this a serious question? Of course he was; he preached against soothsaying and casting spells. Those things do nothing to advance one's practice. They're not about cultivating mindfulness, egolessness, a…
  • I transfer my pics to an Ipad to edit them. Informed my sister that even a not very interesting pic of pylons could be improved with editing and filters. New filter in the free 'Google Snapseed' app I use. Double exposure. My first use ... Tran…
  • Good quote Hozan. I would suggest that Buddhist/spiritual mental health is being independent of our situation. Societies are not completely sick, just in various stages of getting well/balanced/whole ... which strangely enough is our own condition …
  • I just wish people around here where I live could calm down enough to think straight but alas thinking seems to have gone out of fashion. We live in interesting times. In a sense we have to present our thinking and calm in a way that is a…
    in Trump Comment by lobster March 27
  • @federica said: To add insult to injury, the clocks went forward an hour, thereby depriving all deserving Mums everywhere, of a much needed extra hour in bed..... Ay caramba, not only s-mothered but losing time ... Humbug! [too naug…
  • Seriously minded self initiation is done as in the presence of the Buddha and the community of the enlightened. Refuge is a blessing
  • Allowing oneself to ... sit ...
  • Yogi teas and Pukkha have some flavours which combine 2% matcha with lemon or ginseng. Yum! Ginseng = adaptogen Finally learning about green tea ... Tips: * Boil fresh water and leave in kettle for two to three minutes, otherwise …
    in Coffee ??? Comment by lobster March 26
  • @Hozan said: > O Lobster We Love you Too kind Don't encourage the crustacean ... ... some of us are not so compassionate ... me for example ... especially with my egoic self ...
  • However, all printed editions of the Vedas that survive in the modern times are likely the version existing in about the 16th century AD https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedas Vedas were an oral tradition. Hand copied books exist that are very anci…
    in ye olde book Comment by lobster March 25
  • I agree @kerome, it is a device. I think they are great. I don't have one apart from the wifi, device - no calls. People give me their old devices and I know how to use them but prefer not to. Choice.
  • It seems the 'soldier of ISIL' had mental health issues. Severe issues. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/24/london-attacker-khalid-masood-hard-drinking-drug-taking-village/ Very sad. We need more Buddhist Inner Peace initiatives. Reall…
  • ^^. It has been part of the way of growing up. Teenagers always on the phone, perhaps awkward around maturing peers ...
  • @grackle said: I have a landline plus a very old Mac. Still using dial-up. Very simple. Can't yet see the way to be without some sort of device. Indeed. My gifted mobile phone can only be used to phone the emergency services. No outgoing…
  • In Tantra, everything potentially becomes the path we hobble along. In other words the symbolic is everywhere and treated as actualised. Stick to the Buddha: 'Hello!' Buddha to stick: ? Healing is the attribute of wooden wands. https://en.m.…
  • ... are you worth it? If it ain't broke ... what is a fix ... ? http://zenwest.ca/site/free-online-orientation-to-zen-course/
  • Very true@grackle. The best fibre is in fruit and veg ... and porridge. On the candida front, I learned the importance of probiotics. For example a simple salad of raw onions, cucumber and toms in yogurt. I only used yogurt quite late in my treatme…
  • I was on an extreme nearly zero carb diet and hence high fat/protein diet for two years as part of an anti-candida process. I was never hungry. No tea or coffee, sugar or very little fruit or lactose/milk (high in sugar). Only fresh veg and salad. …
  • ... poetry in karma days ... "Forgive everything that has ever happened Life is everything we can imagine Laid out in patterns of pain and passion You cannot control it So keep your compassion There are no accidents There are no facti…
  • Yesterday whilst some feel their religious duty is to ram people with a car and stab police, I was developing my Puppy Linux based Prayer wheel . . . I tuned into the radio today to hear the latest and got only silence (it was a minutes silen…
  • I haz befriended. Friends who meditate is good karma ... Meditating together is good practice. Supporting others is sadhana.
  • Thanks @Shoshin Westminster bridge is usually very crowded. The palace of Westminster is a beautiful, stunning, historic building. My sister may have to work from home as the area is still cordoned off as a crime scene. My father worked on the So…
  • I can not be bothered to watch the 'terror' unleashed on London. Cobra meetings. Pompous politicians. SAS on standby. My sister goes to work next to Westminster Bridge terror attack tomorrow without fail. Grip. Get. Actually will have to read th…
  • @Tony1853 said: Hello all, Hello Now, the ultimate goal of the Dharma is to end all suffering, which seems to also be the equivalent of ending all karma. So...if that happens....then what? Then it gets ... interesting ..…
  • Now we spread the Peace. I used the standard timer on my Ipad yesterday. It takes a little more effort to use the Insight Timer but I am up for a bit of group participation and resonance ... once again. No rest for the wikid, bodhi or Mahayana ...
  • I will be joining Internet Timer shortly. Just need to download app ... oops ... I already have it, just not been visiting ... ... and now back to the juggling ...
  • Indeed @Lonely_Traveller What is our 'sound'/disturbance/dukkha? When you can sit/be present/remain undisturbed by disturbance, Jedi will you be ...
  • @federica said: Would that some unseen power of wisdom would penetrate the thick skulls of those hell-bent on destruction, and manipulate the sorry number of braincells therein, toward a more kindly disposition.... That would be us. Th…
  • I go past Westminster Bridge a lot. My sister who I have just facetimed works in Westminster and was part of the lockdown. She is home and safe and had to take an alternative route.
  • @SpinyNorman said: I've just bought a small sit-on-top kayak. First try out yesterday, and managed not to fall in! I nearly bought an action cam yesterday. If you get one @SpinyNorman, we can share the kayak adventure. Purchase proced…
  • We are books. Thanks for writing.
    in ye olde book Comment by lobster March 22
  • ^^. Improve your diet. Eat more Jambhala
  • I am poor as the dervish, which means poor. I am a beggar, like the Buddha. I am Bankei. Rich am I?
  • ^^. Tee Hee! Here is my organiser: * Yesterday - fail * Today - Be good (so far so good) * Tomorrow - Be good
  • I used to regularly visit the shops (two at the time) in Croydon run by Triratna. They were OK but behind the scenes who knows or cares? Well some who were perverted no doubt. I use the word perverted deliberately. The founder was a conflicted…
  • The sticks/vajra/dorge have power ... Here is their mantra Om Vajrapani Hum Phat
  • @dhammachick said: I'm not willing to live without caffeine. And it's not safe for people if I'm deprived from caffeine either. Your compassion is an example to us all ... @grackle is another alternative boddhisatva OH MAN I JAH V…
    in Coffee ??? Comment by lobster March 21
  • @shanyin Hope these links are of interest ... https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/step1.htm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy http://www.aware.ie/help/life-skills-online-programme-information/ I am going through such …
  • @Mingle said: No affect, in fact I read somewhere that some Buddhist monks drink green tea in order to keep them alert whilst meditating. Indeed. Relaxed. Attentive. Awake. http://thedragonswell.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bodhi-dharmas-eye…
    in Coffee ??? Comment by lobster March 21
  • Very insightful and revealing posts everyone ... Peace and quiet outside, is remembered inwardly. @Fosdick gives an example. The Buddha eventually chose a secluded, quiet spot. So in a sense we take a step away from our environment and its a…
  • I liked The Night Manager. Will look into Marley Many years ago I saw a documentary about Rastafarians living in small huts on their own in the Jamaican mountains. Growing their food and sacrament (ganga). Writing poetry and leading simple, asce…
  • @kerance said: @lobster - I take uncomfortable meditations as they are, a teaching coming from me - just with the actual teacher giving me a scenario - if that makes sense. It makes sense. It is I feel very important to understand that w…
  • @Fosdick I am not a very political person. It is not something I am involved in too directly. I was shocked by Brexit and Trump. I like Americans. A lot. I trust them. I trust their diversity. 'We the people.' Good plan. Everything will be…
    in Trump Comment by lobster March 20
  • Trump worries you? Or you worry yourself? She is a politician. A noisy non-importance. Focus on activism by all means. Good plan but despite Rump not because of ... Iz my quiet plan ...
    in Trump Comment by lobster March 20