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  • Speaking personally, regarding other peoples' spiritual walk: I honor and respect all of them. But not everyone can or should tread the same spiritual path. Frankly, I've come to the realization that I am more unspiritual rather than spiritual. I wo…
  • I used to feel good in the morning, not immediately, but within a few minutes of waking up, and seeing the reddish/yellowish sky situated in the east and radiating its effulgence.... I USED to have a feeling of peace, but now it's gone, and I hardly…
  • Like Robin Williams said in Good Will Hunting touching on (romantic) love: (paraphrasing poorly) It doesn't matter whether you or she are perfect. What matters is you are PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER.
  • @federica said: Enlightenment is genderless... OM Mani Padme H'ng.... Or does enlightenment absorb both genders (and any others) and synthesizes them in terms of it's own being? Such that it includes all the attributes of all conce…
  • It seems to me our sense of self early on is dependent on our interactions with others. So in that sense a self is learned socially, in community. Relevant are things like honor and shame, love and respect; these are integral to "having" a sense of …
  • @federica said: @Dimmesdale , @lobster has the sense of humour you need to adapt to... ) I think if we take the general intention that the Mantra is grounding, benevolent, all-encompassing and Compassionate, even thinking it, resonates wit…
  • @lobster said: I feel your explanation is exactly right. Most of them are: Om is the reverse of Moo or Mu, anti-cow dharma used by zeniths Man I is similar to I Woman, the personification of mundane being Pad Me (I tend to use peme a…
  • And even if reincarnation has no reality, it has a practical reality, which illusion is just as real as if it were... well, "really real." - so in my mind one would be obliged to lose sleep over it, if it had some "truth" to it....
  • For me, going just by my bare rationality, this subject is either very important or of no real importance. If there really is such a thing as transmigration of the soul, then we had better figure out how to get out of it, as we never know what sorts…
  • This moment. (In the context of other moments; thus producing genuine care and compassion, but careful not to worry.)
  • In a past life I was a millipede, in this life I have a millipede phobia?
  • @federica said: @Dimmesdale , it's important to note, following from @Jeffrey 's insightful post, above, that the gift of 'Speech' is not only mentioned in the 8Fold Path as a virtue to strive for, but that it is a Primary component in the 5 Pre…
  • I was vegetarian on and off for a few years because I was interested in Hare Krishna (Vaishnavism). I even made a little altar where I prayed over my food and such. Anyhow... I slid back into meat eating after a while and eat it now. But I'm still o…
  • @Jeffrey said: I meant that the mind/heart has qualities of feeling meaning. Even if we find things meaningless already we are wishing it did have meaning right? So what is it that responds that way? So we at least sense there could be meaning…
  • @lobster said: Attachment and the Meaning of Life Hello @Dimmesdale As someone non-attached to a meaningless life, I find meaning, order, structure and grandiose ideas of static wisdom always good for a laugh. ? …
  • @Jeffrey said: I think there is meaning. And that which finds the meaning is the meaning. So the mind which finds the meaning is the meaning. The heart and mind if you will. Waking up in other words to the nature of mind. The cosmology…
  • I'm sorry but I'm not sure this is the right forum to post in. To any moderator who would think of a better place to place this post, I would appreciate that. Thank you! Mod. Edit: Moved to 'Philosophy'. You're very welcome.
  • this is pretty good.....
  • @yagr said: @Dimmesdale said: I disagree with the adage that hate cannot be driven out by hate. It can. Well, unless the hate is an unreasonable hate, in which case I agree. Could you give me an example of reasonable h…
  • It seems to me that conflict is an inevitable consequence of the nature of the reality we are "thrown into", in a sense. I disagree with the adage that hate cannot be driven out by hate. It can. Well, unless the hate is an unreasonable hate, in whic…
  • I don't really meditate in a formal way, but a lot of my time I try to keep quiet and, sometimes, I have an experience of awareness or being. Rare in my case, but I had one last night....