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  • Re: Turning 30

    Would you say your practice gets easier with age?

    @mingle -- Still looking for a silver lining, are you? "Easier" and "harder" are for high school math tests. Practice probably becomes less solemn as time passes, but I'm not sure. To be honest, though, I'm not quite sure what "practice" means any more ... or doesn't mean.

    Another sign of old and fat and lazy, no doubt.

    Screw it! Do it!

    Or don't.

    Just try not to kick the cat.

    lobsterdhammachickwojciech
  • Re: Confused new member

    Welcome @jhutter33 -- hope you find something useful here.

    I suppose if you look long enough and far enough, you can find a statue of "Buddha" doing parkour. Of course that and $2 will get you a bus ride. Symbolism and tall tales have their uses but I hope you won't take them too seriously. Go ahead ... be the Buddha, be the snake, but most of all, just be yourself.

    Best wishes.

    elelobsterNadlatstherberto
  • Re: Love is a bitch

    Hey guys! After you have sorted all this out and got the Jell-O nailed to the wall, would you let me know? At 77, I haven't got a clue.

    silverBunksSpinyNormanlobster
  • Re: The role of the poetic-mythic in Buddhism

    For an introductory while, the mythic and poetic was kool and tasty.

    Now I stick with the graffito I once saw: "Man without God/ Is like a fish without a bicycle."

    Snakeskin
  • Re: I have no way of visiting a temple what do I do?

    Buddhism is something that adopts you. You don't adopt it....

    @federica -- Sometimes I feel as if I had been adopted and Buddhism changed its mind and decided to send me back to the ASPCA. :)

    dhammachick