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  • Re: Word Association Game (2)

  • Re: Films I enjoyed during my Dharma Break

    A friend sent me this doco Tashi and the Monk ( I'm about to watch it now...)

    The Dharma is like "Hotel California" you can check out but you can never leave.... ;)

  • Re: Just for fun: the random, useless announcements thread!

    I always leave my kitchen window open and earlier on this evening, I went into the kitchen and came across an insect party in full swing...

    There were Preying mantises just chilling

    a Crane fly just hanging,

    a Moth tripping the light fantastic

    But I must admit, the life of the party was this head banger (I think it might belong to the Crane fly family) it was really going for it...

  • Re: Is Chattering a good thing?

    @techie said:
    Just for clarification. I meant inner chatter, not making small talk with other people.

    If you mean monkey chatter ie, the racket ( non-stop chatter) that goes on inside ones head...Then I would say

    Monkey chatter is neither good nor bad but "thinking" makes it so

    A tamed monkey mind is a good friend, and can be quite helpful if you give it a task to do ie, put one's mind to it but a wild ie, the untamed monkey mind, will get one into all kinds of mischief....

    "My mind was once full of noisy monkey who really liked to chat-
    never stopping for a minute even when I sat…

    One day a wise Lama who meditates did say-
    'There is a trick that you could use to make them go away!'

    Well I was all ears I wanted to know what was it I could do-
    to be rid of those pesky monkey who had made my mind a zoo…

    He said 'Just concentrate on your breathing that should do the trick-
    paying more attention to the present moment will make them feel home sick.

    They will slowly leave through your nose or mouth and dissolve into the air-
    leaving a place of true contentment - a mind without a care.'

    Well it did the trick, I concentrated on my breathing and my mind became quite free-
    an inner peace now fills the space where monkey chatter used to be!

    However, I do like all sentient beings, even monkeys who liked to chat-
    but they can take their gossip elsewhere-for I’ve had enough of that !!!"

  • Re: Chinese Herbal Medicine/ Supplements

    You're welcome...Anything for a fellow tea nerd :wink: