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  • @silver said: Are we assuming there will be an 'end'? Just curious. Scientists pretty much agree there will be an end to the universe some day, they're just not sure what although I think the Big Crunch has fallen out of favour and they …
  • @Tigger said: @ZenCanuck is it just me or are you a little angry today? I read your post under "Remaining pockets of sanity in America" and then read this one. Seems like you might be having a bad day. I think an Indian person can be as …
  • @dhammachick said: @karasti said:. Why call a whole group of young people "rigid little left wing Nazis"? Thank you!!!! Can we PLEASE desist from this????? Sorry if I upset people with my language. How do y'all feel…
  • @Tigger said: With all due respect, you don't seem to be doing that yourself. Blaming the left for what the right is doing, that's just wrong. Unless you're Muslim or a minority that feels they need a safe place, I wouldn't comment. Unless you…
  • @Bunks said: Been doing a little meditation on the 32 parts of the body...... Some fun facts: * Hair - Every 2 to 5 years there is the replacement of all head hair * Body hair - Every 3 to 5 months our eyebrows are entirely n…
  • @Nele said: Did you ever think you'd see the day when half of the American voting population have disdain for a college education? So do I, sometimes, when I see college students acting or talking as rigid and dogmatic as the conserva…
  • @karasti said: > Now, I am not a fan of using violence for anything. But, I do think often about the other side of these things. Milo Y. is violent in his speech at every turn. He is a hateful, spiteful turd who incites people and t…
  • @SpinyNorman said: My passwords include Pali words and mathematical constants. What fun! I used to work at a computer reseller lo these many years ago in New England where the network engineer was a guy nobody could stand. Among his many…
  • @silver said: "There are only two days of the year in which nothing can be done. One is called YESTERDAY and the other is called TOMORROW. That means TODAY is the ideal day to love, to believe, to create, and to live." -Dalai Lama “Look…
  • I want to: - Stop being so judgmental of myself and others - Stop my bloody monkey mind when I meditate - Delve more into my subconscious and face whatever crapola is lurking there - Stop disliking myself so much - Develop a kind…
  • @Dhammika said: Thought for the day after reading too much of the disturbing news of the day: "Since we don't identify our self with our feelings, they pass quietly away, leaving us at peace." ~Bhante Gunaratana I try to re…
  • @Shoshin said: ...And here's the latest photo (from @lobster's link) of guru Shoko Asahara Oh geez, I didn't realize he was the leader of that nutty Japanese cult. Just now reading the Wired magazine article I probably read 21 years …
  • @Tigger said: I'm surprised that picture didn't go up in flames when Trumps face was put on it. I hope the guru isn't possessed by an evil spirit as a result
  • @Kerome said: Do you suppose the one attitude creates the other? That a warm, caring woman would attract more attention from these Toronto guys, or that Toronto guys acquiring some romantic drive would warm up some of the ladies? Mayb…
  • @Tigger said: Toronto is a city of ego's, baggage and desire and there lies the problem. Everyone thinks they're better than everyone else and a little on the grouchy side. You can't have a meaningful and long-term relationship in an enviro…
  • @Mingle said: I love Buddhism and most things Spiritual but ironically I find most books on the subjects boring as hell. All the metaphoric and spiritual writing is good for quotations and little nuggets of wisdom but whole books I find it a chor…
  • @Kerome said: I've also enjoyed Thich Nhat Hanh's The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, and Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Both of those are pretty clear and lacking in jargon. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso I found a little wordy and not…
  • @federica said: Have you stopped to consider that these books are not meant to be read in one chunk, but taken in small doses so that you have time to ponder the 'riddles'....? The mistake you might be making is one of believing you have to r…
  • @dhammachick said: @ZenCanuck said: I come from a Pagan background (still consider myself Pagan) and the Wiccan Rede states, "And if it harm none, do what thou wilt." (attributed to Aleister Crowley). It was actually V…
  • @Dakini said: @ZenCanuck said: Single now, wish I wasn't, but not losing sleep over it either...I've got a lot of other richness in my life, and Toronto is pretty much a vast wasteland for singles of …
  • @federica said: Because Toronto is an abbreviation. The real name of the city is Torontojohntomicktonicktolarrytoharrytodaytomorrow. It's a dating nightmare because guys never stick around for more than 24 hours. 24 hours?!?!?! How…
  • Hey, Lobster, I love children! I just can't eat a whole one I don't want to own a sports car either but I don't mind taking a whirl in one every now and then... Kids are like sports cars...the upkeep is expensive so they're the most fun when …
  • I come from a Pagan background (still consider myself Pagan) and the Wiccan Rede states, "And if it harm none, do what thou wilt." (attributed to Aleister Crowley). I'm pretty much down with that line of morality. You do need to stop and consider…
  • This may sound weird, JaySon, but I envy you a little. I keep reading about how there is no "I" but I have no concept how that works. Granted, i'm a baby Buddhist but I can see how having no concept of "I" might make you more peaceful and loving and…
  • Federica, I can relate to your daughter's experiences. I'm a woman who never wanted children and I got the same crapola from people who were all like, "You'll change your mind someday." I wasn't sure that I wouldn't so I put up with all the birth…
  • Today I started TNH's The Art of Power, which so far, about 20-odd pages into it, is blowing me away. It's like the third book of his I've begun (read the one on Anger and also the one on bringing peace to Israelis & Palestinians). And he spoke …
  • I have a few friends I call my "Buddha buddies". One has been into it for many years, the other got into it years ago, but it was more of a side road from her Paganism (I'm a Pagan too, that's how we got to be friends). When I started exploring B…
  • I'm getting to the point where I don't care what they know about me, if they know enough to not show me any more car or car-related advertising, since I don't own a car. OTOH, on Facebook they're showing me well-targeted clothing store ads. Too b…
  • Honestly? I have no idea yet how to remove the "I" from this whole equation. I know I'm both the water and the wave, but honestly, the wave can't see the farking water right now. Maybe I've been so stuck in I-ness for so long I can't conceive of …
  • Behold, also, Toronto's awesome twinkling polar bears at Yonge & Dundas. And no Federica, they don't leave twinkling turds either. But until you can produce, like, twinkling Royal turds (jewel-encrusted?) or twinkling hedgehog turds....well, …
  • Okay...REALLY??? Your ex-husband had twinkling turds??!?!
  • he's actually way too much of a good kitty to do that. Always leaves it in the litter box, even if i haven't cleaned it out in a few days. Not really into revenge. Well, except for once when my friend came to visit and I guess that messed up Bellado…
  • Well. Everyone here seems to be mostly from the UK with their flaming puddings and flying snowmen and God Bless Us All Everyone stuff. Here in Canuckland, at least in Toronto, we have Giant Electric Moose Butt. Merry Christmoose from Toronto, any…
  • Belladonna the Demon Kitty (looking fairly innocent and Christmas-y here, assuming my first attempt at uploading a picture isn't completely hosed up Belladonna (male, not female despite the girly name), is a real lovey-dovey. ZenCanuck