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dhammachick · crazy Aussie BUJU · Veteran

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  • Re: Video games

    I absolutely detest gaming. It's completely pointless and mind-numbing to me. I will state that I am biaised because my ex-husband constantly gamed and it contributed to the breakdown of our marriage - coming home from a double shift, heavily pregnant and finding at least ten adult men scattered throughout our house (some in precarious positions on the staircases) at 11pm having a marathon LAN party really pissed me off.

    But my three stepsons game a lot - the youngest waaaay too much. To the point where I sometimes retreat to the bedroom to watch TV. The anger expressed if he can't game at least 1/4 of the day is explosive. There are time limits in force but I can't believe how much social interaction is shunned because of a frigging XBox or computer.

    When the original Playstation came out, I tried it and would sometimes play a driving game (complete with steering wheel and pedals) and a clay shooting game (with gun) but my favourite were the two South Park games my ex-husband bought for me. I didn't get to use them often as he was also possessive of the Playstation and my interest quickly dwindled as a result. I observed the rapid deterioration of my marriage and the more time my ex gamed.

    Past threads have shown me I am definitely in the minority here and after trying and failing to convince me otherwise - too "sensitive" and "reactionary". Whatever, but I think gaming is one of the worst things invented with the technology around.

    Just my 0.02, not that anyone will really give a shit, but you did ask OP.

    silver
  • Re: Life within a Zen Monastery

    @paulyso said:
    respect to those of higher training.im ok being a layperson.

    Ditto. Some of us need to be the ones to hear the tale.

    lobsterHozanpaulyso
  • Re: Contemplating on the body

    @Bunks said:
    I have been doing quite a bit of body contemplation meditation the last couple of days.

    Going through the various parts of the body.

    This has a two fold affect I find - creates disgust and aversion for our body (Asubha) and also shows that the body is not self.

    Very calming and sobering I have found...

    I tried this about 18 months ago and found myself getting caught up in the disgust for my physical form. I have not tried it since. I'm glad it's working for you my friend _ /\ _

    DhammaDragonSnakeskin
  • Re: If you became enlightened today...

    @mindatrisk said:

    @dhammachick said:

    Well, I am second guessing it, and I am challenging it, because I don't think your words or how you conduct yourself reflect your use of that word.

    Look in the mirror pal

    Where am I using the word metta?

    because I don't think your words or how you conduct yourself reflect your use of that word.

    Yours aren't either.

    DhammaDragon
  • Re: If you became enlightened today...

    @mindatrisk said:

    @dhammachick said:

    @mindatrisk said:

    @dhammachick said:

    @mindatrisk said:

    @dhammachick said:

    Well, I am second guessing it, and I am challenging it, because I don't think your words or how you conduct yourself reflect your use of that word.

    Look in the mirror pal

    Where am I using the word metta?

    because I don't think your words or how you conduct yourself reflect your use of that word.

    Yours aren't either.

    But there's no pretence that they do. I'm not challenging Hozan feeling frustrated or angry or whatever. We're humans and sometimes that happens. What I'm challenging is saying 'metta' but behaving so obviously without.

    And there's no pretence in @Hozan 's either. You're the only one who has an issue. You even led with that, saying he attacked your character previously. Which again is YOUR perception.

    Even Carlita, who is directly affected by the posts you find offensive has made peace with what was said.

    So, I'm challenging your attack on Hozan as being unnecessary and petty.

    So you are doing to me what you disagree with me doing to Hozan? Cos I don't mind. Hozan has challenged me. I've challenged Hozan. You are challenging me. Now I'm challenging you. This is humans being humans. We are disagreeing with each other, calling each other out, contradicting ourselves, misconstruing others words and intentions. And so on. It's not easy. It's messy. It can appear ugly, and it can make us look bad. So be it. The only concern is between ourselves and our own mind. You can think what you want of me. You can say what you want to me. For better or the worse, the only thing that will matter to me is my own mind. And likewise for you. For only you know what you truly feel, your true intentions, your true thoughts etc.

    🎻🎻🎻

    And with that, you should have no more to say to me. And I don't expect you to.
    _ /\ _

    HozanDhammaDragon