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  • Re: Help understanding Emptiness please!

    Emptiness is how the stockings and under the Christmas tree will look if you expect Santa to actually come fill them with presents. Spoiler alert.

    TiddlywindsShoshinlobsterkarastiCinorjer
  • Re: Hallucination

    Everything is empty of agreements it seems. :p

    personlobster
  • Re: Word Association Game (2)

    lol you beat me to lobster

    Wind > air

    Swaroop
  • Re: craving - clinging - becoming

    So if the Dairy Lama reatreats to a cave in the Himalayas, would he then be called a frozen yogi? lol :p :)

    Shoshin
  • Re: The "I"

    The first noble truth is that birth, old age, sickness, and death is suffering. If you can accept this, everything else will be easy to understand.

    Self is the ability to make choices. Not self is when things happen beyond our control. Anything that we can point to that we think is self is actually not self because the illusion is permanence and control.

    Compassion plays a role in accepting "not self" because once you see suffering for what it is, it is developed by wanting to be happy. By finding happiness in the most unlikely places, it is natural to want share that knowledge with others.

    ShoshinDavidWalkerlobster