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  • A 70 year old couple went to the doctor's office. The doctor asked, "What can I do for you?" The man said "Will you watch us have sex?". The doctor looked puzzled, but agreed. When the couple finished, the doctor said "There's nothing wrong with the…
    in Funny Stuff Comment by Vastmind July 12
  • As I've gotten older, I've outgrown several friends. I've never felt the need to tell them why or give an explanation. I've just always been the type of person that I run with you until I don't. That's it. Clean break is the best, I think.
  • Yeah, I’m using an iPad.
  • @lobster said: I logged in several times. My avatar did not appear. Therefore (on the Ipaid) I assumed 'not yet in' - could not see new posts. I went to the first discussion (My avatar appeared - I was logged in) So a little strange ... I coul…
  • deleted. My sign in is working.
  • These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done." — AN 2.118 In saying that kind and grateful people are rare, the Buddha isn't simply…
  • Well, if Jack Kornfield is gonna be made fun of, at least @lobster did it here, and not at Jack’s house/site, bec I wouldn’t put it pass him. * eye roll * I’m not offended, but yeah, of course I meant it serious...Gratitude and it’s teaching is …
  • @federica said:..... But it's interesting the way this discussion has taken a turn... Yeah, that’s what happens usually when someone says “ I think about that differently.”..or “well, here’s my experience.” ...It can lead to understanding...…
  • @Kundo said: @Vastmind said: @kerome .... just a side note (not to start another discussion, by all means).... TNH I will always consider one of my teachers, but just as that story reads...the creator? Errr...that’s where the trying…
  • ^^ That’s right...it’s just like that. Others (men.. ahem), will say,” you women need to stop man bashing, that’s not what we mean”, and we both know the subtle sexism we see....so you get it to a certain degree....anyway, the egg thing intrigues me…
  • @federica and @lee82 . I hear what you guys are saying. I just feel like If you have dealt with any kind of racism yourself, whether overt or subtle, you would maybe understand the experience or the need for questioning the status quo and examining…
  • @federica said: I'm sorry... is this a 'Race' thing? I’m not confirming or denying that this is the case as far as the OP or anything @Kerome was expanding on,,,but I will add... When my children started grade school, they had a color…
  • @kerome .... just a side note (not to start another discussion, by all means).... TNH I will always consider one of my teachers, but just as that story reads...the creator? Errr...that’s where the trying to mix ideologies for the sake of a general m…
  • *raises hand * ...Uuummm...Im here for the wine. Damn @Kundo , car trouble is the worst!!! I know you were mad!
    in Merry Vesak! Comment by Vastmind May 20
  • Thanks @federica ! It IS nice...and much needed. Applying for new jobs, was one of the first pro active steps I took in trying to move on with life and start fresh...letting go of the past. .
  • Got a promotion at work! ??. And in true government style, less work for more money, hahaha. I’m really embracing the change overall though. I had been in the same unit for 13 years, and was burnt out from the work and the people and recognized that…
  • I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a active/moving meditator. By that, I mean...walking meditation and raking, and even dancing are the things that make the thoughts go away..or...make me not pay attention to them anyway. To Be totally in the mome…
  • The minor league baseball team here (Go Redbirds !! ) are hosting an Easter brunch before their game on Sunday...so I’ll be there. Should be fun! I’m determined not to go get the clearance candy the day after this year, since I’m trying to limit my …
  • ^^^ * facepalm *
  • ‘Are you a Purelander?’ I personally am not. As a former attendee of a Chan Group I am aware of it and The particular teaching was brought up occasionally, but not drilled in. Our Temple/ monastery had more secular leanings, IMO. From what I reci…
  • Hi there, nice to meet you. What about you? Are you into Taoism? ... Are you currently practicing Buddhism or meditation? Tell me about you first.
    in Taoism Comment by Vastmind March 9
  • True. Bought sense is better than no sense.
  • Snopes is my go to! ??
  • side note : Good to see you again @Zero ..... * waves *
  • ^^^ love that!! I’ll be enclosing that note with gift giving from now on...
  • Judging is a necessary for life and survival and success. We need to decide/conclude what is good, appropriate behavior and what is not. (according to our own morals/beliefs/standards/safety).That can be quick instincts, past references or careful, …
  • Moody Cow Meditates was a regular favorite of my children were they were young. There is an easy DIY craft (mind jar) that demonstrates "thoughts" and mindfulness in the book also.
  • Yeah, never mind here too. I haven't read or heard of this guy.
  • I use Theravada for studying and reading, and Zen techniques for meditation ( Raking is my jam! ) and Secular stuff to help me relate to others in everyday life.
  • As a long time student of his, Ill be pretty blue when he dies. . I’m grateful though that I did get to see him at retreat during his last visit to the US. And during that visit, he taught me the ultimate Buddhist Zen teaching...To kill the Budd…
  • .. * hugs * .. Thank you so much for asking. No...lucklily, we’re are a 2 income household, so we are just buckling down and making adjustments. And paying the necessities first, and we’ll deal with the rest as they come. My heart is going out t…
  • Yeah...that’s me. I went ahead and filed for unemployment this week, so just waiting for that.....its better than nothing, and we are limited on outside employment we can accept, and my resume says civil servant for 22 yrs...so...finding another gig…
  • The 2 cannot go hand in hand. The 5th precept is there for a reason. How can you become more aware and mindful when you’re high? I spent many years smoking lots of weed, and never tried to sugar coat it to myself. I knew it wasn’t conducive to what …
  • In my experience, Zen can get a little too “chain of command” for my taste. Respect and honor should be earned and given based on behavior and knowledge, not a title. I agree that everyone should walk in the room on equal appearances and then you ha…
    in Zen Drain Comment by Vastmind January 10
  • Ok, I hear you.
  • @person said: ...... energy where I feel judged .... You feel judged by who?