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  • Re: My god I just have to moan about this

    MinglelobsterDhammaDragon
  • Re: Enlightenment is not for everyone

    Enlightenment - Nirvana - are just not places or states to "get to" in order to "get outta" some other state. This is just classic misperception - no offense intended - we all share this perception in our limited capacity to understand. Seeing that "life sucks" due to the unsatisfactory nature of things extends to enlightenment too - nothing is permanent - not even enlightenment. Some might say such negation defines enlightenment. Most will probably just say, WTF? Sorry, life will never not suck. The Bodhisattva knows this and vows to return as long as it takes despite all the sucking. So maybe the peaceful and happy part amidst the chaos is not some sustained state but rather fleeting and momentary touches. And enlightenment - while still basically undefinable - is having the wisdom to see or pursue a balance of "suck" versus "peace". In the words of "The Terminator" - an unlikely yet somewhat appropriate exemplar of the Bodhisattva, "I'll be back!"
    lobster
  • Re: Mindfulness in the car

    Mindful daily behind the wheel, but it really doesn't take more than about ten or fifteen minutes before I have thought or uttered, "Oh, you fucking asshole....."

    lobsterpaulysoNirvanaSnakeskinShoshinTreeLuvr87TravellersilverWonderingSeeker
  • Re: Queries regarding calmness in meditation

    Do you suppose his students sometimes thought, "that Fukanzazengi!" about Fukanzazengi and his posture details?

    And, dude, maybe strive for calmness from overthinking the unthinkable (enlightenment, again...) and just let meditation be as random as it is. Instructions are just to get you started and in to a groove. Then go back and do it again. For years........

    Snakeskin
  • Re: What is mind?

    The mind is Buddha and Mara with 100,000 monkeys flinging poo in the background.....oh, that's my mind...

    jwredeldhammachickShoshinlobsterSnakeskinsilver