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  • the worms thought they had died and gone to heaven You are too kind to the lesser species ... How long does your new composting method take for a complete human body? I have not murdered anyone honest! I am interested in a DIY natur…
  • Thanatology is scientific knowledge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanatology
  • in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster June 25
  • Today I reacquainted myself with the fish pose. Which requires ability to do the full lotus. It has taken me a year and a half (no rushing in yoga) to regain a full lotus (not a very good one but it will improve). It is good for piles apparently ...…
  • I vote monster raving loony (whoever I vote for) ...
    in Politics! Comment by lobster June 25
  • @Lionduck said: "What is natural?" I assume you are asking regarding us human types. I'll let you know when I find out. Tee Hee Be at peace in your skin/being/mind/shell ... iz plan. We don't have to be the Buddha's buddha (despi…
  • Thanks @David I have rich future Buddha subjects. Here is a guest in my toilet, that I thought was a leaf cluster at first ... https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths/lime-hawk-moth I am making extensive use of short meditations on the…
  • Whenever I get caught up in money worries, I give thanks for what I do have, and I end up feeling rich. Keep up the frugal enrichment. Give away what you don't need. https://www.freecycle.org/ Become enriched
  • Forum is being updated. I canz does it ... @Dhammika ... Good company is like the ice cream on the cake ... (don't like icing) http://www.diydharma.org/having-your-cake-ajahn-brahmavamso
  • Talking of refreshing ... I sign in (on iPad tablet) and I do not appear to be in (no list of new discussions, no avatar) I click on the refresh URL icon in Safari browser, a half circle with arrow) I am now signed in ... Hope that helps @Linc
  • Went fishing this morning. Don't worry I did not catch them, just filmed them having an orgy ... spawning ... I think they are brown trout?
  • Bravo @Zenshin Inspiring for us crazies. We will be made A Whole lot better by our efforts. Iz plan. Stay sane.
  • It is not uncommon for divines to talk to animals. St Bodhi Francis realised his words were not being listened to by the ecclesiastics ... so he went out and spread the good news of his monk order of poverty, to the carrion birds, mostly ravens. …
  • I feel this someone sent me, is relevant ... It discusses a people and community centric model, that value the customer and employees. Sounds good to me ...
  • There I was being mad, when I came across sanity ... https://www.alustforlife.com/mental-health I'll join.
  • This might be of interest ... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-sectarian_Buddhism As a sectarian (I created my own sect and banned everyone especially me from practicing it) I am not too concerned with 'authenticity' 'It's turned out nice …
  • I have done walking meditation with midges. Trying to keep awareness on the breathing and not being bitten. No matter how hard I try ... hand movements required ... Sometimes we need a tail ... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossu
  • ANTARATMA ^^ One word. Thanks @Bunks 💗
  • Me. It is all about me. Surviving in some magickal Buddhist way. Thinking without causation. Fantasy dharma for all the Buddha Family ... mmm ... No I don't want the Truth. I want comforting ... Oops 🤪 think I will be punished by future existence…
  • why I'M the bad Buddhist The only person who expressed that is you. You are not all good or all bad, you are not all forgiving and light, you are not all fanatic and uber-Buddhist. In short you are capable of hate. I hate that. I'M the bad …
  • @federica said: new day, new me... That'll do me ... Anything has the import we ascribe. Either absolute belief or evidence based scepticism and the range in between ... can be attached to or not ... I prefer to deal with what I know. So…
  • I went shopping early today, usually quieter ... Only they were filming an ad ... Those self important luvvies sure do make a lot of noise. The small sign on the supermarket said by entering the store I agreed to be filmed. No! No time to co…
  • At the end of the tax year, the Tax Office sent an inspector to audit the books of a Synagogue. While he was checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and said, 'I notice you buy a lot of candles. What do you do with the candle drippings?' 'Go…
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster June 18
  • Great insight from @federica Nobody said it would be easy AND for some of us it is not always possible ... I am one of those compassionate people who would piss on Trumpé if he was on fire ... And now back to loving grapists, ku kluxians,…
  • Got an email from InsightTimer (still much free content) a great way to tune in, zone in and zoom ... https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app One of the groups I belong to is dailygratitude: Today I am grateful I woke up. 10/10 and a gold star …
  • I feel that verse 5 is right, but struggling to fully rationalise and comprehend it in all situations. Let us imagine our life has been effected by child rape. Every day reeling, fuming and being effected. Try as we might we hate: * our…
  • I have only been to an SGI meeting once ... ... not my sort of silencing ... https://newbuddhist.com/discussion/comment/473231#Comment_473231 However I sense a genuine understanding and breakthrough in Tina Turners interview and incidentally in…
  • Pineapple on Pizza is an abomination If it includes anchovies, it abomination is ... delicious 😋 Full Disclosure: I am a wer-lobster, we are an abomination ... also delicious on a pizza with fruit ... Yum ... (yes I am a cannibal) …
  • I'll never even consider forgiving Hitler and any neo-Nazi. Just my 0.02 Are we we allowed to kill them? Or do we just fume? This must be neo-Buddhism, hate reserved for the deserving? I hated your self indulgent post! ... think …
  • Don't go beyond your capacity @Yorkshireman In other words work on the small forgivings and metta. https://thebuddhistcentre.com/text/loving-kindness-meditation The mind-heart is a muscle and it is very difficult to stretch it towards: …
  • When sitting in meditation, say, "That's not my business!" with every thought that comes by. Ajahn Chah cha cha (dead but Still Dancing) https://www.azquotes.com/author/17674-Ajahn_Chah
  • So when a western psychologist talks about "mindfulness" is what they are saying consistent with shamata or sati or none of the above? Regarding mindfulness, my understanding and experience is that Buddhism has greater understanding and nuan…
  • I found what she said valuable, insightful and helpful. Most of all her practice has been transformative and personally effective. Spirituality is not about repute, audience ratings or popularity but internal connection, attunement and transcend…
  • It is VERY difficult to be mindful when drawn into a wrathful scenarios. Even if imaginary, game, programs, films or Buddha Purelands (and Heaven) forbid, in Real Life. Picnics in the hell realms are like tonglen an advanced practice ... https://ww…
  • Still on retreat but now able to post pics hosted here: https://postimages.org/ The above is from my morning walking meditation. I climbed the fence (a trick I learned from two Tantric Sangha) to get into an empty London park ... at 5am, just …
  • I heard. I spoke. The Dharma Wheel ... https://buddhaweekly.com/no-time-for-daily-buddhist-practice-chant-a-mantra-a-complete-meditation-and-practice-in-a-few-precious-syllables-protection-for-the-mind-all-of-dharma-in-one-mantra/
  • @opiumpoetry Revolution, internal jihad, genuine spirituality changes us for the better. It is a high calling. Useful precepts
  • Bonus track ...
  • @FoibleFull said: The side-effect of mindfulness is compassion. Is it? Some have noted that minedfoolness makes us potentially a better stock exchange shark, sniper, Mistress of Zen or consumerist unboxer But I doubt if mindfulness…
  • The practice is suppose to be 24/7 It iz? eh yes ... Quite right too ... There I was trying to add a picture from my weekend retreat (which I am currently on - yes we heretics have internet connected dharma ...) As @Linc is still updati…
  • Exactly so @Shoshin Us beggar-beginnings, wish for a baby mind, free, serene and mostly empty. Instead we are left holding what we mind in Mind ... Gate Gate Para Gate Parasam Gate Bodhi Svaha
  • I would suggest @person it is only partly choice, partly karma/circumstance. It is in a sense a temperament and we are trying to bottle it ... Buddha Nurture https://www.ancient.eu/article/972/cunda-the-beginnings-of-lay-buddhism/
  • @Quidditch said: But sitting meditation takes an asleep baby. For a beginner like me. 😄 It do? Where can I get a sleeping baby? Is it a type of cushion? We beginners need to know ... Wait ... You mean ... using the baby as a living…
  • We all have our flaws (it comes with being human)...some more flaws than others... Exactly so. Time to call out the flawed, that is those who DO NOT CONCEDE WRONG-DOING. Oh did I shout? Yes! When a Buddhist is an example of abuser/alco…
  • I have dual nationality. I am not proud of my chauvinistic Appenzell heritage (my Canton) Power to all the people ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48615911
  • Why so much sexual misconduct? Oh do we get sexual misconduct now? My favourite sort. I'll join. Will there be an orgy? [lobster hangs head in shame] Did I go wrong again ... no orgy?
  • I have to wait until she's napping Who says you have to? You can meditate whilst stroking a cat, rocking a baby, chanting, drinking tea, reading a book mindfully, waiting for a bus or an afternoon ... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06…
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