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  • @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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  • ... as isolated as I am from the larger community. Might be just as well ... I am only here for the lager community ... ahhh ... oh ... larger ... Carry on. I'll be in the naughty corner with the Buddhist Incommunicado ...
  • Just sitting can be very pleasant although it’s difficult. ? There I was having much to do. Have a break. Sit quietly for a while. Easiest thing in the world. However not everyone is so simple. That is why we find the practice to supp…
  • I used to trust my mind. Now I consider mind to be an interdependent manifestation of a variety of crazed karma. For example who would dwell in and on negative being if they had a choosing? Not this encrustacean ... In other words who would dw…
  • @Dakini said: What motivates me is, that it's such a nice vacation from the chattering mind! Indeed. Going through this thread we can understand the motivation and presence of Buddha Mind in our being. The more subtle, independent of …
  • @FoibleFull said: But I keep on getting distracted and forget to do it. We iz bad/unskilful practitioners? So be it ... but we try ... In the Sufi dharma, mindfulness (of Cod) is known as remembrance. Hence we return from the heedl…
  • @Kundo said: * deleted as I can't upload the pic On occasion emptiness is form and the joke is missing. Here is a consolation pic, just to rub in the emptiness ... Oh I iz wikid ...
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster June 11
  • It’s the pressure of living in a modern system, where economic modes of thinking are disseminated in all kinds of ways. The world becomes very clinical. I’m pretty convinced it’s not healthy. You noticed? I stopped watching TV and its a…
  • @seeker242 said: Have you ever considered the effects of this on your own Buddhism? Not really. How other people behave really has nothing to do with me. I feel in the sense @seeker242 means it, our behavour is no…
  • @Kerome said: I’m trying some psyllium husks as part of my diet, just to see what effect it has on my overall health. It seems to have quite a few benefits... Good luck. Gut health is so important it is sometimes called the second br…
  • One definition of enlightenment that I have found helpful is that enlightenment is as if emerging from a thick fog into a bright clear day. Clarity. Exactly so. The ride/path becomes apparent as we understand we are always on it.
  • Praying to Jesus is a perk of being a heretic. Definitely an extra practice. For those of an Abrahamic heritage ( Judaism, Christianity and Isn'tlam ... eh sorry Islam ) I would recommend Good Omens - TV series with an all star cast (God, yes…
  • I am poor. Makes me rich in other ways. For example I can afford to not be sanghafied, can get up early enough to have London to myself and the crows. Had a home made healthy pastry for breakfast. It is raining at the moment. For free. …
  • Update 'best of' is back again ... Emptiness really is forming again ... and vice reversa
  • @Linc and @federica My sign in difficulties are with the Ipad - same might happen with the Iphone. Don't know. I have just signed in with Puppy Linux - no problems ...
  • If an atheist be grateful for the godful. That is generous.
  • 'Best of' is empty Profound ... but empty
  • People with opinions just go around bothering each other. http://wisdomquotes.com/buddha-quotes/
  • Little things but so important. Indeed. The overt teachings are info but the real comes into our conscious understanding: * attitude * behavour * deportment * response * non-action as an activity * presence * lack of specialness/…
  • Hi welcome to NewBuddhist Is it OK to call a Bodhisattva a Buddha? It is not unusual for Tantric vajrayana Buddhists to think or visual themselves as awake Buddhas. eg. Tara, Manjushri, Dalai Lama aka Pope Avalokiteshvara etc …
  • Surprisingly everything is a teacher. Even ourselves, non-Buddhists, fake-think Trumpe clueless types, cult new agers dharmaists and of course those who provide genuine info, online teaching, phoning, writing, retreats, meeting etc ... Good teach…