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  • Re: Letting go versus being attached

    @Kerome said;
    This set me to thinking, is it actually possible to enjoy the things in this world without becoming attached to them

    When reading your post, I thought "Ah...the beauty of renunciation" (Nekkhamma)

    Renunciation is about more than just doing without things. It’s the beautiful realization that you already have everything you need.

    "Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on the first of the three aspects of right thought, the renunciation of sense objects."

  • Re: Dreams, ahimsa and Ghandiji

    Have you ever had dreams like these?


    It could have a lot to do with what one watches on the goggle box/screen....or have experienced during the day's activities...

    I guess working along similar lines to Pre-suasion, the mind records subtle information/fed data subliminally which is played back/projected onto the dream screen... and the mental movie evolves according to one disposition / creative imagination....

    Some minds no doubt are more susceptible than others...

    Maybe it would be a good idea (a subtle bit of pre-suasion on my part ;) ) to read some Dharma text or watch/listen to a Dharma talk (even a short one) before going to sleep...This may help to guide the mind's dream patterns along more wholesome lines...

    Normally when "I" am about to fall asleep "Anatta" and or "Sunyata" come to mind....(which I guess it plays on the mind throughout the day too) "I" have found it somewhat habitual...and calming to the senses...

  • Re: Putting an end to suffering

    Like a dream. Everything is like a dream, seeming to exist from its own side. Our minds see a false reality throughout the day. In reality, everything is a dependent arising.


    The above reminds me of a Red Tara dedication

    "May I clearly perceive all experiences to be as insubstantial as the dream fabric of the night and instantly awaken to perceive the pure wisdom displayed in the arising of every phenomena"

  • Re: Weird feeling

    If/when thoughts like this arise it pays to explore Tanha "craving"...

    The grass is always greener on the other side (or so one thinks ) :)

  • Re: Buddhist Ninja

    @David said:

    Do you think Sam Harris would agree that you could also replace the word with "Atheist"? There are plenty that would like nothing more than to see religion in any form banned.

    Perhaps this would be a suitable replacement....

    "Humans must learn that if they make belligerent and fanatical claims upon the tolerance of free societies, they will meet the limits of that tolerance"