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SpinyNorman · It's still all old bollocks · Veteran

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  • Re: enlightened story

    life is all about perception

    For sure, but to say that nirvana means still being miserable is completely contradictory to Buddhist teaching:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana
    lobster
  • Re: Dharma Practice is like...................

    A bit like an episode of Star Trek. Occasionally there are Clingons on the starboard bow of course. :p

    dhammachickCarlitaShoshinSnakeskin
  • Re: Meditation Time... I Can Do It In My Sleep... "Dream Yoga"

    Alternatively you can dream while you're meditating. :p

    Shoshin
  • Re: Mindful drinking of beer as a meditation

    My favourite distraction is the mindful eating of ice-cream, particularly the Tantric Trinity of Neapolitan. :p

    dhammachickspencerstone
  • Re: Sankhara

    @David said:

    @techie said:

    @David said:
    I keep seeing attaching to thoughts the same as reaching for a smoke during a nic fit and it seems to be working.

    Identifying with thoughts is an addiction I think.

    @techie said:
    This is why concepts like metta are silly and illogical, if we examine them within the context of samkhara or DO.

    How so?

    Logical corollary of DO/samkhara, isn't it? Everything we know or feel is put together by various factors. Nothing exists independently. Neither does metta, for that matter.

    Metta is not presented as a thing so that makes little sense.

    I can't tell if your statements are honest ones or if you're just here to troll.

    Perhaps you mistake Buddhism for nihilism and figure metta is a waste since nobody exists to send or receive?

    @techie is correct. Metta is a fabrication, and therefore dependently arising and empty. And yet your response is to question @techie's honesty, and suggest he/she is just here to troll. These lame ad hom attacks seem to have become a habit with you, it's like you can't stand anyone who challenges your preconceptions, so your instinct is to attack the poster.

    David