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  • Trump operatics :)

    Passed along in email ....

    FosdickShoshinNirvanaWalkersatcittananda
  • Re: Must it be breathing?

    I'm a fan of counting exhalations -- one to ten and begin again. When something like a Big Mac interferes, just go back to one. The counting offers focus, even if it too can be a pain in the patoot.

    My feeling these days is that anyone who can count from one to ten without interruption can give up Buddhism and take up another hobby. :)

    lobsterSpinyNorman
  • Re: Absurdism and meaning

    I'll admit that I might have preferred sitting on the Left Bank of the Seine pondering existentialism (and perhaps being surrounded by lovely brainy women), but the question that interests might remain unanswered: "If I'm so smart, how come I'm not happy?"

    Mind you, I'm not saying that a bevvy of lovelies DO NOT have the important answers, but, well ... where are they exactly? :)

    lobsterWalkerJackson792
  • Re: How does one "act" Buddhist?


    An old saying: "Just because you go to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car." The same is true for Buddhism. Yes, you can get a tattoo, quote a book, buy a robe, visit revered places, and tack the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path on the refrigerator, but if your neighbor fails to do such things, that doesn't mean s/he is or isn't a Buddhist.

    Pay attention and take responsibility and one day maybe you wake up as a Buddhist. I honestly don't know.
    Todd0248
  • Re: Exploring different religions, particularly Hinduism

    I find Hinduism fascinating, but I still don't fully understand the essential difference(s) with Buddhism.

    On a personal-study and somewhat jocular level, the difference is that Hinduism is older and therefore Hindus laugh more.

    herbertoTodd0248SpinyNorman